The Public Service Commission (PSC) has praised Sirizani Butau, a truck driver from Kadoma who risked his life and was injured while rescuing people who were involved in a horrific road accident over the Christmas holiday.
Butau reportedly rescued over half a dozen people from a raging fire caused by a head-on collision between a bus and a fuel tanker about 20 kilometres from Mutare on Christmas eve.
In a statement, PSC Secretary Jonathan Wutawunashe urged civil servants to emulate Butau’s heroics and selflessness at their workstations. Said Wutawunashe:
Such was the selflessness of Mr Butau that in the process of saving eight people from the fire, he himself sustained significant injuries. Not many people would risk their own safety in that manner.
The Public Service Commission hails this selfless sacrifice for the good of others as a characteristic that should be emulated and replicated across the width and breadth of our country and in the Public Service in particular.
In the context of the culture change we are pursuing, our objective is to see this reflex be exhibited at all workstations as public servants deliver the services, results, impacts and outcomes which Vision 2030 promises for all the citizens of Zimbabwe.
Wutawunashe also expressed his condolences to families who lost their relatives in the accidents and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
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