Saturday, 30 April 2016

Sergeant Marjory Moyo Happy With Her Promotion

By Paul Shalala
A photo of Sergeant Moyo which went viral
Sergeant Marjory Moyo, the female Police officer who was run over by a speeding mini bus driver in February this year, has expressed surprise after being informed that she has been promoted.
According to Nicky Shabolyo, the First Secretary at Zambia’s High Commission to South Africa, Sergeant Moyo says she would have loved to celebrate her promotion with dance to show how appreciative she was to the Government.
Mr Shabolyo has stated that the female officer could not believe the news of her promotion and that she is profoundly grateful to Government for continuing to care for her and the family.
“Is it true. I have just been getting stories and I hope it’s true. First it was my aunt who called me and then my brother also told me. Please tell me,” an excited Ms. Moyo pleaded.
My advocacy on Twitter
After being told that Home Affairs Minister, Mr. Davies Mwila announced her promotion during a radio programme on the Copperbelt, Ms. Moyo quipped: “Iyeee!. I will start dancing. I wish I could dance just to show how thankful I am to this government.”
She said Government has been on her side from the time she met her calamity. “Look. They are here helping me. I don’t even know who is paying for my treatment and now they want to promote me. I am so happy,” said a jovial Ms. Moyo.
Sergeant Moyo is this week expected to undergo skin grafting.
“I am very fine and I think only one thing, which is skin grafting, as the doctors told me, is remaining.”
Ms. Moyo was flown to South Africa’s Milpark Hospital on 2nd March, 2016 for specialist treatment after she was run over by a driver at a road checkpoint in Marshlands on the Great East Road.
The campaign on Facebook
Sergeant Moyo, a traffic officer at Ben Mwiinga Police Post in Lusaka’s PHI area, was run over by a minibus on 27th February and was left in a pool of blood.
She was rushed to Levy Mwanawasa General Hospital where she was initially treated before being flown to South Africa for specialist treatment.
After her plight was shown through videos and pictures on Facebook, this reporter embarked on a social media campaign using the hashtag #PromoteTheWomanConstable to raise awareness and urge the authorities to promote the young lady.
Over a one month period, this reporter posted messages with the hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and on his blog.
And yesterday Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila promoted Ms Moyo from the rank of Constable to Sergeant after the successful #PromoteTheWomanConstable campaign.

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