Zambia Police Officer promoted for braving downpour

A female police officer in Zambia has won herself a promotion after she braved a heavy downpour – without a raincoat – and stood in the middle of a busy intersection to control traffic on Wednesday in the capital, Lusaka, the BBC reports.

The police service in the country is often riddled with accusations of corruption.

Pictures of constable Charity Nanyangwe standing between the intersection of Ben Bella and Lumbumba roads became a talking point on social media as she relentlessly controlled traffic whilst getting soaked.

It would appear the police command did not want to be left out in the excitement. On Thursday, they promoted her to the rank of sergeant.

Ms Nanyangwe’s dedication to duty has won her many hearts.

One user wrote: “I do not agree with the idea of rewarding anyone to do their job but Charity Nanyangwe…went above and beyond her call of duty.”

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