- A young South African man recently headed to Twitter to express devastation at the loss of his father
- According to his heartbreaking post, his dad, who was a popular doctor, passed on from Covid-19
- Many people recounted special moments shared with the deceased practitioner in the comment section
Thousands of families across the world are mourning the loss of their loved ones to the dreaded coronavirus. A South African businessman and founder of ScooterSA with the Twitter handle @AudioTheBrand is one of them.
The young man recently took to his Twitter page to share the sad news of his dad's passing due to Covid-19. According to the post, his dad was a doctor who worked on the frontline and had tested positive for the virus but continued to work helping save many other lives.
"My dad was a frontline doctor who had been in hospital for close to two weeks after testing positive for Covid. He left this earth this morning. After doing what he loved for many years. Death is painful. I’m numb. RIP Dr MH Mapela," he wrote sadly.
South Africans shared man messages of condolences with him and his family. Read a few of their comments below.
"Your dad was my family doctor, he saved my granny’s life so many times, he was always so respectful to everyone. May his soul rest in peace and I wish you and your family strength and God’s grace."
"I’m so sorry for your loss. Your dad was such a cool man. I worked with him when I was a student and later after I had qualified as a midwife. Such a funny and talkative man. He was honestly an amazing doctor to work with and to learn from."
In other Briefly.co.za news, the community of Mulbarton in Johannesburg gathered as one to pray outside the Netcare Mulbarton Hospital. A powerful image showing the community praying while maintaining social distancing was shared with the #ImStaying group on Facebook.
Connie MakaLethu Hlelokuhle, a nurse at the hospital, shared the image with the group, stating that she felt humbled by the kind and thoughtful act. Connie also shared that the staff are taking care of patients who received positive Covid-19 diagnoses.
The post gained over 11 000 reactions on the app with the comments section showing the unity of South Africans.
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