No such thing as a ‘quiet exit’ for veteran news anchor


No such thing as a ‘quiet exit’ for veteran news anchor

The president operated on Noxolo Grootboom’s time on Tuesday night – proof of the respect she commands

Kyle Zeeman and Deepika Naidoo

At 2.39pm on Tuesday, the presidency tweeted that Cyril Ramaphosa would address the nation at 7pm in a long-awaited “family meeting” ahead of the Easter Weekend. But one hour and three minutes later, another update arrived: his address had been postponed by 30 minutes. 

The reason for the delay was neither politics nor Covid-19; it was a woman. 

Because on Tuesday night at 7pm, veteran isiXhosa broadcaster Noxolo Grootboom was to deliver her final news bulletin on SABC 1 before she retires...

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