Veteran News reader Noxolo Grootboom is retiring, after 37 years

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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.”

Ungaphoswa SABC iindaba ku SABC1- Mzansi Fo Sho ngoLwesibini weveki ezayo ngentsimbi yesixhenxe, zizakufundwa ligqala…

Posted by SABC iindaba on Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Twitter users have been sharing their memories of Mama Noxolo. See some below:

Don’t forget to set those reminders for next week Tuesday where we will be hearing the last “Ndinithanda nonke emakhaya”.

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I am Sibahle from KwaNongoma, in KwaZulu Natal but currently based in Johannesburg. Despite having a career in tennis cut short by a chronic lack of talent, I managed to pursue a degree in Journalism. For any queries, please drop me an email at [email protected]