In an emotional video posted on Twitter, staff of what is believed to be the Checkers in Bayside Mall, Table View paid tribute to a colleague who passed away.

“Losing one of our own always touches us and it is with great sadness that we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families and co-workers of any employee who passed away,” the Shoprite group said.

The colleague who passed away is believed to have died of COVID-19. The store announced temporary closing on April 14 after a staff member tested positive for the virus.

In the video, Checkers staff wearing protective gear hold candles while another staff member is knelt on the floor, speaking.

Watch the touching tribute:

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Anita Froneman