Is Noxolo Grootboom Really Dead? Fake news report making rounds all over the social claims that Former SABC veteran news anchor Noxolo Grootboom who brightened the living rooms of many South African news lovers in the 1990s with her unique presenting style has passed away. Please the public are alerted about the fake news which emanated from an unverified source.
Noxolo Grootboom is very much alive and doing well. People should ignore the misinformation.
Reggie has since corrected the Noxolo Grootboom tweet guys. That’s where I saw it pic.twitter.com/hO0yycpNRL
— Teboho Mopeli (@TeeGee_Mo2) August 10, 2020
Who Is Noxolo Grootboom
She started at the public broadcaster as a typist, and made her way to television screens where she anchored for more than two decades.
During an interview with the online magazine The Bar, Grootboom said she used her job as a typist at the SABC as a stepping stone to get to where she really wanted to be.
“I never looked down on that. I told myself this was my only chance.”
She celebrated a number of milestones during her career as an anchor, including when former president Nelson Mandela died in 2013 and she presented during the funeral proceedings.
Even though Grootboom has retired, she continues to serve as a source of inspiration for many, proving that African languages have a place in the world of broadcasting.