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Woman cop recovering in South Africa hospital

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TEDDY KUYELA, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT says it is committed to extending help to employees working under hazardous conditions whenever they are injured in the course of duty.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba said the case of Marjorie Moyo, a police woman from Bennie Mwiinga Police Post in Lusaka, who was knocked down by a motorist almost two weeks ago, is 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 on Monday.
This is according to a statement issued yesterday by press secretary at the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa, Nicky Shabolyo.
Mr Mwamba said he had to visit Ms Moyo at the hospital because Government is concerned about her condition and the circumstances under which she 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.
Ms Moyo’s mother, Mervis Mumba, said the family is 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 is critical but stable and that there is 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.
Ms Mumba said doctors are now cleaning the wounds, which they have been doing since Wednesday last week, before they perform surgery to reconstruct some parts of her body.
Ms Moyo was knocked down by a driver at a police road checkpoint on Great East Road in Lusaka on February 27, 2016.

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