- Pearl Thusi's reaction to veteran SABC newsreader Noxolo Grootboom's retirement has been questioned
- The media personality shared tears when she explained that she feels like her childhood memory is being "stolen"
- Many tweeps feel that the Queen Sono actress was acting when she filmed herself crying over Noxolo's retirement
Pearl Thusi's reaction to Noxolo Grootboom's retirement after 37 years with the SABC news department has been questioned. The media personality took to social media on Mam' Noxolo's last day at work and shared her thoughts on her retirement.
A teary Pearl Thusi took to Instagram to wish the veteran news anchor farewell just like the rest of Mzansi but many were not impressed that she filmed herself crying.
The actress, who is shooting a film in Thailand, described Noxolo as one of the most humbled person she has ever come across. The star said she wished she was in Mzansi to witness Noxolo's final bulletin.
"I feel like my childhood is being stolen, oh my God," she said while weeping.
The Queen Sono star's Instagram clip was shared on Twitter by @Wangqhazar. Other tweeps took to her comment section and accused Pearl Thusi of "acting" during her reaction.
"I wish we got this kinda acting on Queen Sono."
"Pearl and thinking everything is a business opportunity... You'd find that she's auditioning njalo - the antics."
"Ausi Noxolo just retired and she's already crying like this. What's going to happen when she passes?"
"It’s her filming herself for me."
"She'll jump on any wagon and make it hers."
"What childhood? Kanti these celebs were excited to watch SABC news while thina we wanted Teletubbies? I don't get it!"
"She has her weird moments but there’s a group who really just hate her existence. Everything is wrong if it’s done by her."
In related news, Briefly.co.za reported that Minnie Dlamini-Jones has been accused of lying about her childhood memory of former SABC newsreader Noxolo Grootboom. Mam' Noxolo recently retired from the public broadcaster and many of her fans and Mzansi celebs took to social media to bid her farewell.
Minnie Dlamini also took to Twitter and shared her memory of the veteran journalist. The media personality said she used to get super excited whenever she saw Noxolo on TV. At the time, she was only four years of age. Minnie wrote:
"My mother says when I was about 4 years old I used to get super excited to see her on screen and scream her name around the house."
The screenshot of her tweet was shared by @KhomotjoM. Along with a few laughing emojies, she captioned it:
"In case you missed it. Minnie Dlamini at it again."
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