'She was forced to work when she was dying' – family of EC woman who died after going to work while ill

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She was allegedly forced to go to work while she was ill and later died in hospital
She was allegedly forced to go to work while she was ill and later died in hospital
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It was meant to be a day to celebrate all South African workers. But it ended in tragedy for one family and they are still struggling to process it all. 

Their daughter, an East London family restaurant employee, called in sick on that day but was allegedly forced to go to work. 

While at work, her health deteriorated and she ended up dying hours later in hospital. Her death started trending on social media after other employees shared what she had gone through. 

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