Veteran broadcaster Noxolo Grootboom retired from SABC news after three decades and seven years in the media.
After 37 years as a broadcaster, Noxolo recently announced her retirement and read the Xhosa news bulletin for the final time on Wednesday.
The broadcast was watched by thousands, with President Cyril Ramaphosa postponing an address to the nation by 30 minutes to accommodate the star’s final curtain call.
“I wish to pay tribute to Miss Grootboom as an outstanding journalist who throughout her 37 years of distinguished service brought historic events in our country and across the world into the living rooms of our nation. We wish Miss Grootboom well and thank her for her many years of service,” he said during his address.
Celebs and fans pay tribute to Mam’Noxolo for her great time on media, keeping South Africans informed for 37 years.
“What a moving and absolutely selfless farewell speech! This must go down as one of the best moments of South African television,”tweeted Mmabatho Montsho.
DJ Zinhle also pay tribute to veteran broadcaster, “Mama Noxolo Grootboom crying at the end. Beautiful words. Ngaze ngamthanda,” tweeted Rami.