egendary isiXhosa news Anchor Noxolo Grootboom, will on Tuesday read her final news bulletin before going on to enjoy her retirement!
“NEXT WEEK, Tuesday (19:00), we are all watching isiXhosa news on @Official_SABC1 as the legendary #NoxoloGrootboom reads the news a final time before she retires #NdinithandaNonkEmakhaya,” wrote Abantu Book Festival – a platform for black writers and readers.
“Legend! Full Stop! Noxolo Grootboom… I cannot think of a better news broadcaster on the face of the earth,” said Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF).
Noxolo Grootboom has been reading the SABC1’s isiXhosa news for 37 years.
According to iReport South Africa, talent, skill, hard work, and resilience are the best words that you would use to describe Noxolo Grootboom. The phenomenal woman radiates wisdom in all aspects and lives by the meaning of her name, which speaks of peace. Throughout her life, she speaks the language of love and seems to be enjoying every single day of her life. She looks at everything as an opportunity.
Mzansi News Live also reports that Noxolo Grootboom has been an IsiXhosa News reader for over 37 years, covering the death of Chris Hani to Nelson Mandela to Akhumzi Jezile, to name a few.
“Next week, we’ll be glued to our screens, ready to watch the linguistic legend, Mam’ Noxolo Grootboom read iindaba zesiXhosa for the last time. @Official_SABC1 @SABCNews 30 March at 7 pm,” wrote Asanda Sizani – Former Editor in Chief Glamour SA.
“After 37 years of service #NoxoloGrootboom is retiring. What an absolute legend she is! I’m glad the country is celebrating her immense contribution. She certainly remains a fixture of my childhood; watching IsiXhosa news at 7 pm. Enkosi ngogalelo lakho, we are richer for it,” said Siviwe Gwarube – Member of Parliament for the Democratic Alliance (DA).
Let’s all tune in on SABC 1 on TUESDAY as we admire Noxolo Grootboom’s last news bullet as she goes on retirement.