Veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom gives SA the feels in final news bulletin

Veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom graced our screens to give us the 7pm news in isiXhosa for the last time.

Veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom prepares to deliver her last bulletin on Tuesday, 30 March 2021. Picture: @AbongileDumako/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Tuesday night marked the end of an era.

Veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom graced our screens to give us the 7pm news in isiXhosa for the last time.

She retired after a remarkable career at the South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) which spanned almost four decades.

Grootboom won the hearts of millions of South Africans over the years through her contribution to the preservation and development of IsiXhosa.

She also covered some of the biggest stories in South African history, including Chris Hani's assassination and the funerals of the late Nelson and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

President Cyril Ramaphosa even postponed his address for half an hour on Tuesday night to give South Africans the opportunity to watch Grootboom present her last TV bulletin.

WATCH: Noxolo Grootboom delivers her last news bulletin as she retires

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