- A video has surfaced on social media where Empangeni Private Hospital staff pay their last respects to their late colleague
- The emotional video shows a choir singing and staff gathered together to bid farewell to Debbie Loots
- Debbie was the hospital's administration manager and her family will hold a closed memorial service on Friday
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An emotional video of Empangeni Private Hospital staff paying their final tributes to their late colleague has surfaced on social media.
The staff gathered to bid farewell to their colleague Debbie Loots. Debbie was the hospital's administration manager. She suddenly passed away on Friday.
A choir sang a moving song when the hospital's staff bid farewell to Debbie. It is not clear yet what was the cause of Debbie's death. According to the Zululand Observer, Debbie's family will hold a closed memorial service on Friday.
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that the family of the late Thokozani Makaula has shed light on the circumstances surrounding her death. Thokozani went home to rest with her three children after exhibiting flu-like symptoms. The registered nurse at Tygerberg Hospital had already tested negative for Covid-19 after coming into contact with colleagues who had tested positive.
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Her sister Nolindo Makaula explained that May 20th was the last day she saw Thokozani following her admission. TimesLIVE reported that she was turned away after a private doctor refused to treat her.
However, Nolinda recalls that the gravity of the situation became clear when Thokozani was rushed to hospital following shortness of breath. Nolinda said:
“The day (May 20) she was admitted was the last time we saw her."
Nolinda feels it's a travesty that her sister educated and helped others on the dangers linked to Covid-19, but that she passed away alone and isolated.
"She died all alone despite helping others heal through her work as a nurse. I don’t know how to tell her youngest child, who is only three, that ‘your mother is no more’. It hurts so much.”
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