A Zambia Police Inspector has been admitted in Choma General
Hospital after being severely beaten by some police recruits.

Speaking from his hospital bed Inspector Motive Maliba said he was
beaten by police recruits who found him near Maamba Station in Choma
as he was cycling from Batoka on Independence Day.

Mr Maliba, who was still in pain, narrated the whole incident from the
hospital bed that as he was cycling another cyclist came to his lane
which was narrow and his bicycle fail near the drainage.

He said that as he was explaining to the other cyclist for causing an
accident, the recruits arrived at the scene and bundled him in the
vehicle without hearing from both parties and started beating him with
their fists, and also hit him with their boots.

Mr Maliba said despite identifying himself to the recruits, they
continued beating him and  he was only rescued by members of the public
who wondered why they were beating a police officer like that.

Mr Maliba said that he has suffered a lot and was in pain for no reason.

“I have no reservations I have really suffered a lot, my whole body is
swollen, if it were not for the members of the public I could have
died,” he said.

When contacted for a comment Southern Province Police Commissioner
Godwin Phiri declined to comment and wondered why the officer alerted
the media.

“So you may direct your queries to the officer. This is the matter
the officer has taken to the media and as such my hands are tied
because his motive is unclear,” he said.

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26 COMMENTS

    • I suspect the inspector was brutal to the villager cyclist, the violent recruits were just doing what they get trained at Lilayi. Like “you will identify yourself kuzogolo”.
      The other kapokola shot his fellows in mistaken identify.

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  1. Did anyone bother to ask the recruits what really happened….or you are fearing to be brutalised too

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  2. Emirates policemen shoots another policeman then a group of cops batter their kin…….what is going on in Zambia Police?

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  3. The future officers have passed ZP interrogation technics with flying colours…guilty until proven guilty!!

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  4. It just starts like this! Yesterday in Lusaka a police officer shot his colleagues, in Maamba recruits beat up an inspector, in Lusaka still, a member of PF MCC wants a seven year tenure for the president. systematic bureaucratic rottenness spreading!Cry My beloved country! The chickens are coming home to roast!

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    • Yeah, let them beat and kill each other. We the ordinary citizens are used to this every day. Let them feel their own savagery.

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  5. We have been warning about the cancer of institutionalized intolerance, thuggery, brutality and lawlessness, now the hens are starting to roost.

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  6. Nothing wrong with that the inspector is up–d and the boys are on industrial assignment beating civilians is criminal only on fellow zp officers its part of inservice training for the inspector. U talk on promotion meanwhile boys are thru with field work and ve all passed excellent.take care this inpector is a cadre

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  7. A great irony indeed, members of the public whom you brutalize with such impunity on a daily basis are the ones to come to your rescue! Change your ways ZP before it’s too late

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  8. Even the police have become enemies to themselves. they thought they were beating a UPND cadre. and this is how evil the police have become under Lungu. i am not for violence but i wish they had beaten the IG, Kaizer, Chama, Kambwili and Inonge so that they feel what innocent Zambians are feeling under their PF police

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  9. @Nostradamus, you are right. Looks like these police officers have ANGERS ISSUES.THERAPY REQUIRED. Please Government open a Psychological clinic where these police officers or the entire police force can be going for ANGER MANAGEMENT SESSIONS from time to time.

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  10. I’m pain. This is how painful civilians feel when they get beaten by police. You police officers like beating civilian and boast that boma ni boma. That pain you are complaining about is more than what we feel when we get beaten by police. I hope you have learnt a lesson and will stop beating us civilians each time we have issues.

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  11. No one deserves a beating by any one , people must respect each other it is criminality to just descend on any one and start assaulting him.
    This case needs to be investigated without delay, had it not been for the public he would have been killed by these salvages . Identify them and expel them from training they don’t deserve to be policemen.

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  12. Mr Godwin Phiri; ypur recruits misbehjaved in full view of the public. This issue could have reached the media through the same public. You cannot denie the fact that a life was at stake just to save the already ugly face of the police force.
    Why sould you refre such a serious matter to the media? You are the ones who should protect lives and not the media. Or are you saying thAT THE MEDIA SHOULD GET PERMISSION FROM YOU BEFORE THEY CAN REPORT ANYTHING TO DO WITH THE POLICE? AN ON BWANA ITS TIME TO FACED THE TRUTH. YOUR CHAPS ARE UNRULLY AND NEXT TIME THE PIBLIC WILL BE FORCED TO PUT DESCIPLINE INTO THEIR HEADS. SWICH ON!

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  13. ke ke ke His name his MOTIVE MALIBA….“So you may direct your queries to the officer. This is the matter
    the officer has taken to the media and as such my hands are tied
    because his MOTIVE is unclear,” he said.

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