PRETORIA – 8TH MARCH, 2016 – GOVERNMENT says it is committed to extending help to employees working under hazardous conditions whenever they got injured in the course of duty.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Emmanuel Mwamba has pointed out that the case of Ms. Marjorie Moyo, a police woman from Bennie Mwiinga Police Post in Lusaka, who was run over by a motorist almost two weeks ago, was one of the occasions in which this commitment has been demonstrated. Ms. Moyo was flown to South Africa’s Milpark Hospital on Wednesday last week for specialist treatment.
Mr. Mwamba was speaking soon after visiting Ms. Moyo, 27, at Milpark Hospital in Johannesburg yesterday.
Mr. Mwamba said he had to see Ms. Moyo at the hospital because Government was concerned about her condition and the circumstances under which the police woman met her fate.
Mr. Mwamba, who offered a prayer at the bedside, said Ms. Moyo seemed stable and that he was able to converse with her for some time.
And Ms. Moyo’s mother, Ms. Mervis Mumba said the family was grateful to Government and particularly the Police Command for facilitating her daughter’s evacuation.
Ms. Mumba, who accompanied the patient from Zambia, said doctors had told her that her daughter was critical but stable and that there was a lot of hope for full recovery with time.
She said Ms. Moyo has deep bruises on the side of her head and another deep flesh wound on her left shoulder which she suffered as she was trapped under the motor vehicle and dragged on the tarmac. She has other injuries on her arms.
Ms. Mumba said doctors were for now working on cleaning the wounds, which they had been doing since Wednesday last week, before they could perform surgery on her daughter to reconstruct some parts of her body.
Ms. Moyo was knocked down by a driver at a road checkpoint on Great East Road on 27th February, 2016.
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