President Cyril Ramaphosa Postpones Nation Address To Give Way For Noxolo Grootboom’s Final Bulletin. Now that’s how you honor a legend! Although the address of the nation is equally important, it is not everyday that the entire nation looks forward to watching a news bulletin like this. It goes without saying that Noxolo Grootboom is one of a kind, and loved by the masses. Everyone is looking forward to the news at 19h00, after which the veteran news anchor will be retiring.
For all her 37 years of service, many have come to love how mama Grootboom presents news in isiXhosa, and her use of humor to ensure viewers are entertained. She has been trending on social media for about a week, as fans across the country make plans to watch her final bulletin. Unfortunately, another pressing matter has been scheduled on the same date and time. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that tonight (Tuesday) at 19h00 he will address the nation, and this clashed with Grootboom’s much anticipated news reading.
After much pressure from tweeps, the president has been kind enough to postpone his address. The time for the address, which will be on developments in the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has moved from 19h00 to 19h30. This is to allow SABC viewers to watch mama Grootboom as she reads the news for the final time.
Meanwhile South Africans are already making plans, should the president announce that alcohol will be banned over the coming Easter holidays.