- Fans have called for the SABC to honour veteran newsreader Noxolo Grootboom by renaming one of its studios after her
- Another tweep suggested that Grootboom should be bestowed with an honorary doctorate for her contribution to the isiXhosa language
- Her final broadcast was an emotional moment for many South Africans
Since the veteran newsreader, Noxolo Grootboom announced her retirement tributes have flooded in for her. She read her last news bulletin on Tuesday evening.
Fans want more and one Twitter user said that a lot of people were thinking, @Chriseldalewis suggested that the SABC should rename one of its studios after her.
She also went further and suggested that a National Order should be bestowed on Mama Noxolo.
"Dear SABC, my employer. Name one of the studios after #NoxoloGrootboom so that generations of young people who walk through that door may never forget her.
Mr @PresidencyZA, Cyril Ramaphosa there is nobody in journalism today who deserves a National Order more than mama."
President Cyril Ramaphosa had delayed his national Covid-19 address to allow Grootboom a chance to say goodbye to the nation.
Other Twitter users suggested that an honorary doctorate in store for Grootboom for her contribution to the isiXhosa language.
"Prof @sakhelab I kindly request the @forthare_Uni to confer an Honary Doctorate on Ms Noxolo Grootboom for having advanced the use of isiXhosa and touched so many lives in that process beyond tribal and language divisions."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that 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.
In other news, veteran newsreader Noxolo Grootman said goodbye to news broadcasting yesterday and the nation was very emotional. Mam'Noxolo is loved by many in Mzansi for keeping the country informed on current affairs.
Somizi Mhlongo is one of those who showed appreciation to Noxolo and surprised her with a lovely pot-plant. Noxolo was at the 947 studios, doing an interview with media personality Anele Mdoda.
Taking to social media, 947 posted a video of Somizi gifting Noxolo the plant and it was indeed very heartwarming. Noxolo started crying when she saw Somizi. They captioned the post:
"Just when we thought the surprises were done, Somizi left his warm luxurious bed to grace #AneleAndTheClub as we celebrate umam #NoxoloGrootboom and her reaction says it."
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