- South African news broadcaster eNCA recently revealed that they had hired Noxolo Grootboom
- In a post shared online, eNCA shared a clip of the veteran journalist and news broadcaster as they explained her new position
- Mzansi has been left wondering whether or not this is an April Fool's joke or not, seeing as the news was released on 1 April
Earlier this month, Noxolo Grootboom announced that she would no longer be reading news for the SABC and on Tuesday evening this week she bid an emotional farewell to her SABC viewers. Now local broadcaster eNCA has headed online and said that Grootboom will be joining their news team.
"Veteran news anchor, Noxolo Grootboom, is joining eNCA. The anchor, who retired from the public broadcaster after 37 years, will form part of our new anchor line-up. Grootboom delivered her final broadcast on the SABC's isiXhosa news on Tuesday night. Courtesy #DStv403," they wrote in a post.
South Africans were left super confused after many of them thought that Grootboom would be retiring from the news as a whole. Many of them expressed thoughts that it may be an April Fool's joke.
Read a few of their comments below:
"If this is an April Fool's joke then it's in bad taste. An English channel making fun of an indigenous language... like it could never be you."
"She retired from SABC, not from eTV. If eTV wants her services they can always contract her since she is now a free agent."
"April Fool's I suppose because ain’t no way this is true."
Meanwhile, @@M_Phakisho shared a clip wherein Grootboom confirms that she is joining eNCA:
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Rasta the artist has struck again but this time we all feel the same. He's created a touching piece of artwork as a tribute to the recently retired newsreader Noxolo Grootboom.
The artist is famous for painting portraits of the recently departed with questionable success. This latest portrait isn't perfect but it seems fitting, it comes from the heart. He captioned the snaps of his artwork with the following:
"After 37 years of excellent service. We thank you for your talent Mama. Nilale nombethe ingubo yoxolo nothando."
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