Mama Noxolo Grootboom will be leaving our screens for good on the 30th of March.
She 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.
The news were announced by SABC iindaba facebook page.
“Don’t miss out on SABC iindaba next week Tuesday at 7 pm, veteran Noxolo Grootboom will be reading the news for the last time before she retires from for good.On Saturday evening we will give you the highlights of her 37 years at SABC.”
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Twitter users have been sharing their memories of Mama Noxolo. See some below:
Don’t miss out on #Xhosa news on Tuesday the 30th, as the legendary sis Noxolo Grootboom bows out to take a well deserved retirement. She will read the news for the last time. @SABCNews @SABCiindaba @Official_SABC1 #NoxoloGrootboom pic.twitter.com/7noCz0tnTo— mzwandile mbeje (@mzwaimbeje) March 25, 2021
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 7pm.— Siviwe Gwarube (@Siviwe_G) March 25, 2021
Enkosi ngogalelo lakho, we are richer for it 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/4N9zfdhcTd
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 pic.twitter.com/guqzFRXCCx— Abantu Book Festival (@Abantu_) March 25, 2021
Don’t forget to set those reminders for next week Tuesday where we will be hearing the last “Ndinithanda nonke emakhaya”.