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Former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo dies

General News Former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo dies

Veteran Police officer and Former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo has succumbed to COVID-19. He passed away at Maina Soko Military Hospital in Lusaka yesterday.

The late Mateyo served as Inspector General of Police between 2006 to 2008.

As Inspector General of Police, Mateyo served with distinction fighting lawlessness decisively without fear and favour.Under his watch, the public enjoyed peace.

He will be remembered for his impeccable professional conduct in serving national interests above any other interests.

To many people, especially to men and women in uniform, they have lost a master disciplinarian and an oasis of knowledge and skills in crime prevention and in promoting the rule of law.

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema expressed sadness at the news of the death of former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo.

Mr. Hichilema said during his watch as Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mateyo fought criminality and lawlessness impeccably and without fear or favour and ensured peace prevailed in the nation, above any other interest. He said the Law Enforcement community and citizens have lost a disciplinarian and a repository of knowledge and expertise in crime prevention and law and order. Our prayers are with the nation and his family. May his soul rest in peace.

MMD president Nevers Mumba expressed his sorrow at the passing of Former Inspector General of Police Ephraim Mateyo. He said it is heart breaking and goes to further underscore how real this dreadful disease is. Dr.Mumba said during his time at the helm of the Zambia Police, he was exactly what Zambia needed and more than we ever expected.

23 COMMENTS

  1. These were men of integrity , he carried out his work in a very professional manner, not what we have these days.

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  2. Condolences. After he served under LPM, the MMD accused him of having stolen money for motor vehicles. He was humiliated at a press conference when his appointment as ambassador to Germany was revoked in full view of the public. That was a very trying moment of his life. They did the same to David Diangamo. Michael Sata brought him back and appointed him as PS for North Western province. I’ve seen those in the UPND that used to insult him everyday have featured him their threads as a gallant servant. Are these people normal? Even animals have some decency. The UPND wanted Ephraim Mateyo sent to prison over some fictitious audit queries. Now that he’s dead he’s become their hero. May God have mercy on Mateyo and accept his good deeds

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  3. MHSRIP
    WHERE THERE IS SMOKE THERE IS DEFINITELY A FIRE HOWEVER IN ZAMBIA THE FIRE IS QUICKLY SQUASHED
    BUT THAT DOESNT MEAN IT WASNT THERE
    THIS IS GENERALISING WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY THROUGH THE YEARS GOING BACK TO UNIP DAYS

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  4. May his soul rest in peace. These
    Were men of integrity. People who
    Are liked in this world are also close to god.

  5. @ Ayotollah, thank you for that brief history. I was quite young when he was in office as IG, I don’t know about his deeds.

  6. I mourn with the family , all Kaondes, Bena Ngwenji, Hilda, children and all friends who rubbed shoulders with Ephraim THE TOP COP even in his death. He was taller than his stature, always cheerful and watchful. I fondly referred to HIM as INSPECTOR Mateyo even when held the position of PIG. He served the nation with distinction and honor, always of sober mind. He attended and mingled freely with his traditional cousins the Lundas and Luvales during ceremonies. He always referred to HIMSELF AS “BA KAONDE BASWA MEMA” He is a man who never failed me no matter what time cof the day I called him re would always return my call back. Ba mfumu. I got to know Ephraim when he was Officer In Charge at Woodlands Police Station. I still recall when I would visit him at Service HQ without…

  7. what does hh know about EM its best to just keep his beak shut and stop playing politics there is time for everything

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  8. tikki June 17, 2021 At 3:56 pm
    KK AS WELL
    WHATS WRONG LT ???

    LT is behind when it comes to breaking news.

  9. tikki June 17, 2021 At 3:56 pm
    KK AS WELL
    WHATS WRONG LT ???
    I should’ve actually said,
    LT is ALWAYS BEHIND when it comes to breaking news.

  10. So this is opposition and Zambians funeral, the PF grabbed the Kasama accident from villagers. Or the PF will grab this funeral too?

  11. If he was that good, why was he moved from the office? Should we get from this that if you are professional and not pandering to the political elite you do not last long in the office?

  12. International news organizations have published obituaries for KK, but LT’s part time journalist haven’t woken up yet?
    Rest in peace, KK – principled leadership is something Zambia needs desperately. With your passing, we hope it’s a reminder to Zambian citizens that they deserve better from the people they elect to represent THEIR interests.

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