ENTERTAINMENT NEWS - State broadcaster SABC is experiencing a change this week, from announcing the mass retrenchment of more than 600 employees to the retirement of newsreader Noxolo Grootboom and one employee has suggested a new start by honouring the icon.
Broadcaster and journalist Chriselda Lewis suggested to her employer that one of broadcast studios be named after Grootboom and that President Cyril Ramaphosa should award a national order for her contributions to journalism.
The seasoned newsreader took to the SABC news studios to read her final bulletin at 19:00 on Tuesday evening.
Initially, the president was to address the nation at the same time but he listened to the people who asked that he move his address so they could watch Grootboom for the last time.
Dear SABC, my employer. Name one of the studios after #NoxoloGrootboom so that generations of young people who walk through that door may never forget her.— Chriselda 'Babes We Ndaba' Lewis (@Chriseldalewis) March 30, 2021
Mr @PresidencyZA, Cyril Ramaphosa there is nobody in journalism today who deserves a National Order more than mama pic.twitter.com/vETRQrgy2x
There was a mixed reaction to Lewis’s suggestion, with some offering different people whose names should be honoured as well.