- On Tuesday night this week, South African journalist and news broadcaster, Noxolo Grootboom, did her final news segment on TV
- Earlier this month, the seasoned broadcaster announced that she was finally hanging up her gloves and retiring from news production
- South Africans were left super emotional by the final broadcast and shared many touching thoughts about it online
Tuesday evening this week was a very emotional time for many South Africans who took some time to watch Noxolo Grootboom during her final news broadcast. Earlier this month, the journalist and news broadcaster announced that she was bidding farewell to the world of news production and moving forward to pursue other things.
Many South Africans propped themselves in front of their TVs as they bid farewell to Noxolo. After her segment was over, many of them headed online to share their thoughts of the final broadcast.
"#NoxoloGrootboom.Wow. Thank you mama," wrote one social media user.
Other touched South Africans had this to say:
"When I heard her voice change my tears dropped."
"Siyabonga Mama IsiXhosa iindaba soze ifane ngaphandle kwakho,selokhu ngaqala ukubona umabonakude bekukhona wena sisi."
"Every time when I see this I just cry."
"Thank you mama. Happy retirement and God bless you abundantly. Siyakuthanda nathi."
"That last part can definitely make anyone cry."
"This really moved me I won't lie, I love this woman."
"Still crying, this is too emotional."
"This was so moving."
Briefly.co.za previously reported that social media users flooded the internet on veteran newsreader Noxolo Grootboom's last day in the office. After 37 years, Grootboom's last day has been made extra special with tribute pouring in for her.
Her last broadcast was so important that even President Cyril Ramaphosa delayed his national address so as not to impose on her time. Initially, the president's broadcast was scheduled for 19:00 pm but this clashed with Grootboom's last appearance.
"Please note: Presidential address has moved from 19h00 to 19h30 to allow #SABC viewers to watch veteran newsreader #NoxoloGrootboom’s final bulletin as she retires after 37 years."
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