The IG, Malama in a sexual relationship with a junior officer?

By Given Mutinta

This piece is not by any stretch of imagination a pronouncement on the veritableness or spuriousness of the knowledge in the public domain about the Inspector General (IG) of Zambia Police (ZP) Dr. Martin Malama’s sexual relationship with the Police Spokesperson (PS) Elizabeth Kanjela. The increasing ‘mouthing’ and deepening ‘ink’ by the public for the two officers to resign or be given ‘sacks’ cannot be ignored by any judicious person.

The IG and PS saga has caught many people’s attention because it involves the ‘headmaster’ and the ‘mouth piece’ of the Zambia Police Service who are the epitomes of the Zambia Police, the embodiments of all respect, the custodians of integrity and symbols of authority caught up in a ‘Black Friday Deal’ of the police service. Could this be the first case to show to be false the wisdom that ‘there is no smoke without fire’? I do not think so because the IG and PS have not denied the bustling story on their sexual relationship.

The office of the IG like other public service positions goes with integrity both in one’s public and private life. That is the ‘nature’ of public service positions. The IG and PS must prove their innocence because the public has the right to know what is happening in the lives of their leaders, the custodians of their lives. If the revelation is veritable they should immediately resign. They have stepped beyond the norm or moral code of the police service and have also defiled the IG’s matrimonial bond. As a leader you cannot be committed to one and not to the other. Commitment to one’s private and public life are two faces of the same coin and both demand integrity.

Until the IG and PS exculpate themselves, the information in the public realm about their sexual relationship will be taken as an indubitable fact. If this is the case, then the two officers have corrupted each other. It is lack of integrity for a junior officer to offer sexual favours to a senior officer in soliciting for a promotion and it is in the same way lack of integrity for a senior officer to solicit for sex from a junior officer in exchange of a promotion.

Are we not supposed to rise
through the ranks on merit; the knowledge and experience we have? Are we not supposed to be rewarded for our distinguished service with ‘true honour’ not with sexual favours? Without integrity how will police officers serve and retire with dignity?

It is unfortunate that the IG is snarled in a sexual relationship with a junior officer. This will undeniably damage the reputation of his stanchness to the police service. Is he not the same leader whose ascension to his position raised voices of dissent from different quarters of our society? Will his alleged sexual relationship with the PS vindicate those who argued that it was arduous to imagine any justification why President Michael Sata left all police officers with enormous experience and appoint Malama with somewhat police experience to such a crucial position?

Could it be true that the IG was appointed because he is Sata’s nephew, and did not have the ‘salt’ it takes to be the IG? If he was appointed on merit and the story on his sexual escapade is true does it mean that Sata did not consult extensively to unearth these bones? What was the ‘measuring rod’ used to determine Malama’s integrity?

What has happened to the IG a man I admired, the only Copperbelt Police Commanding Officer I know whose charisma could make a woman go berserk in her ‘groin’ and then without losing it put her back in her right place? What has happened to Malama a man with an outward appearance that could make a hardcore criminal plead guilty before thinking ‘twice’?

The IG’s saga reminds me of the South Africa’s former National Police Chief, Jack Selebi an apartheid struggle icon who is convicted of corruption and my most admired National Commissioner of the South African Police Service ‘General Bheki Cele’ a charismatic leader in all ways one can think of suspended over lease saga. What goes on in the minds of distinguished service men and women that they throw their integrity to the wind? Is it because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely? Or power does not corrupt but corrupt people seek power?

If the IG and PS saga is true they must resign for the ignominy they have caused to the government, police service, their offices, to the IG’s marriage and family. Could it be true that of all the qualities Sata saw in the Malama one he does not have is integrity which regrettably is the most important of all especially for the IG position, the custodian to the ‘holy vault’.

Why should a person be a custodian of more than 13 million lives when he cannot be a responsible caretaker of both his private and public life? The position of the IG requires a man or woman with integrity. A person with a staunch adherence to a code of police morals and artistic values ‘incorruptibility’ which is unimpaired condition ‘soundness’ and quality of being undivided in one’s private and public activities. Malama’s saga suggests that he lacks integrity of character and professional integrity required of the ‘headman’ of the police service.

It is sad that in spite of occupying the highest position in the Zambia Police Service it seems Malama did not circumspectly reflect on what his job calls for in terms of integrity. In public office, once a person has been found to be shot of integrity he or she should be demoted or fired. The position of the IG is a ‘sensitive’ one. The IG is not only expected to deliver but to do so with integrity.

The IG and PS saga is a ‘knick-knack’ to all those appointed to public offices to act with integrity at all times. This is critical, subordinates and people in general are constantly watching the leader figures. The IG supposed to be a role model to inspire police officers they command and the people they serve to be good citizens.  This is how credible leaders model people’s lives. If the IG and PS saga cannot be proved wrong then these two officers lack integrity and should be removed from their jobs.

Surely, the Police Service should remain to be a place where distinguished men and women serve their nation with real ‘integrity’ and retire distinguished and not ‘extinguished’ of moral fibre. We need officers who will work with ‘integrity’ and see gratia in their work and marriages. The IG has failed the nation for not maintaining the highest standards of character and integrity in his service. The alleged sexual relationship with the PS is a clear indicator that he is devoid of integrity and does not deserve to be the chief custodian of the people of Zambia.Without integrity the head of police will not be able to garner respect and confidence of officers and people.

If the alleged sexual relationship exists then the IG also lacks virtue. I mean nothing but the ‘courage’ a person with a higher public position should have as part of his integrity. I am talking about ‘bravely’ and the ‘endurance’ required to stand up against anything deemed wrong that may be created by the conditions at one’s workplace. Having a sexual relationship with a junior officer, fathering a child with her and helping her rise in ranks as alleged goes too far to hurt the integrity of the police service. It is corruption at the highest level.

The position of the IG like many other higher public positions means little because they are always pressures placed upon them. Regrettably, Malama yielded to the crude human pressure and compromised his integrity. In all honesty, why will he not also yield to pressure that may come from the commander in chief, government agencies, political figures or social groups and civilians?

Succumbing to instigations such that one has a sexual relationship with a junior officer suggests that the IG is susceptible to taking ‘shortcuts’ to accomplish goals both for himself and others. This is not integrity but corruption that should be condemned in strongest terms possible. Is loyalty and trust by superiors and subordinates not cardinal in the police service? Is it not corruption to take ‘shortcuts’ to get or give sexual favours or rather use the ‘bottom power stratagem’ in soliciting and facilitating promotional opportunities?

An IG should be a ‘straight shooter’, if corrupt in his private and public life he or she should be demoted immediately. It is inescapable that people under his or her command may start lying as well and this is not a culture we want to promote in the Zambia Police Service and other public offices.

Malama’s yielding to pressure may be an indicator that the police service is laden with people without integrity. Or could this be just one of the isolated cases? The IG should have known better that lying infects the honour system that exists in the police service. We cannot afford to promote deceit, dishonesty and insincerity in the police service.

Malama’s saga is a clarion call to all those especially in higher ranking public offices that the consequences of corruption, nepotism, and cronyism in one’s private and public life are not only deep, but also far reaching. Abusing public service positions and subordinates in trying to satisfy one’s rapacious, voracious and predatory appetites will eventually backfire ‘tenfold’.

On the other hand, if the IG and PS saga is not true then there is no need for the IG to have white nights. Those who bed with the truth do not get perturbed by ‘tittle-tattles’ because they know exactly where they stand and the truth will exonerate them. If otherwise, then the IG has ‘shot down’ his honour and integrity.

This also should serve as one of the several admonitions to Sata to consult extensively when making appointments to public offices. This is one sure way of avoiding appointing leaders who can ‘pull wool’ over the organizations they are supposed serve so as to make shady and corrupt deals. This may make people lose confidence in the public service.

Never should we promote a culture of ‘nimwamene ilili pa Zed’ this is business as usual. Yes, it is business as usual but this business is abusing public service leadership. The IG and PS should both go otherwise the moral fabric of the police service will be damaged. The police service should remain ‘salt’ to our society without losing its taste.

As incessantly accentuated in this piece, if the IG saga is true, failure for him to keep his marriage and work together reflects terribly upon his integrity. If he cannot get a grip on the conditions, which he lives, how can he handle the conditions, which he must perform and work in? Never at any given time should we allow the image of the police service, the noblest profession in the world to come to its lowest ebb.

Let us promote a culture of hard work so that on merit we can ascend to higher ranks. Is it not true that our integrity and dignity are worth more than higher ranks we get through surreptitious and craft methods?

Why is it that when we are appointed to higher ranking public offices we fail to learn from service personnel who have worked and retired with ‘integrity’ and are surviving on it? We long to see men and women who are willing to go to ‘hell’ for being resolute to tenaciously hold on to their integrity.

I mean men and women who do not carry animalistic instinct of ‘survival of the fittest’ to the full, men and women who are not willing to sell their hearts and integrity to the devil because they know that these two count in influencing an illustrious police service.

Let us demand for a clean police service as it was in the days of old. It is not too late to recoup the integrity and grandeur of the most excellent police service in our country.

We need to ‘roll up our sleeves’ and build a quality police service, and this requires quality leadership. Without integrity, leadership cannot thrive and our mission will suffer horrendously.

Here and now, let us demand from those in public offices standards to be exhibited in all their activities; both private and public lives. Anything less is unacceptable.

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146 Responses to "The IG, Malama in a sexual relationship with a junior officer?"

  1. lubemba  January 5, 2012 at 10:49

    Malama,u up-grade those pending Gradutes instead of just f!!king on the carper in the office.Officers should be promoted opn merit not through sexual favours.Uzasiliza bakazi bakapokola.We know your mental record could be part of these wrong activities that you are involved in.
    When it was you time to be up grade, the awasn’t a delayment but why this group or is it because you ahve people that you don’t want to be up-graded.This is a condition of service remember,its not coming from your pocket.Or maybe you want to fukunwu all of us.Put that pen to good use I.G.Remember it pains to see your others being considered while others are left out.Your formula is bad,the are all degrees regardless which University.We are waiting for you to finish f!!king Kanjela so that you can apend your signature.Buhule sibwabwino.Kanjela reduce on your being fukunu game so that the big man can work.

  2. musanda  December 30, 2011 at 08:53

    but this is not homosexhual so it si normal life. basiyeni!

  3. sotman  December 22, 2011 at 12:40

    plz lekeni tubombeko tenshita ya ku landa landa

  4. mbita watoka  December 19, 2011 at 19:07

    Imwe ma hule ba mu Police; you are demoralising hard working women officers. U continue getting ranks u dont deserve 2 hav. wat is going on haa ranks without intergrity………shame on you Kanjela & Ndandula.

  5. Bman  December 19, 2011 at 15:05

    Balekeni bacindane ma officers. Even me sinicinda panini imozi.

  6. The most Handsome Tonga Bull  December 19, 2011 at 09:29

    Ladies & gentlemen,u dnt stop 2 amaze me.Our President is working real u re complainig,our IG DR. Malama u re oso complainig.What type of pipo re u.Am sending a signal warning 2 the zambian watchdog team to reflect to what has happened to Chanda Chiimba III. Where is now?In hiding bcoz of behaving the way u re behaving.Very soon u will oso disappear.If u re being sponsored by HH so that we can vote 4 him he is wasting his time bcoz he lost it when he broke away from the PACT.If kanjela has a child with Malama,was that child within these 2 Months Malama has bn in office as IG?iF NOT then all of u writing about him re very very useless.Leave the man he is hard working.About SOLOMON JERE HE IS THE WOSRT BOONKER.ASK from Lilayi police college they will tell u.I was with him at Lilayi thats why he is called Mr.kamaskirt.He is the wosrt womanizer i have ever known.Mr.President let Malama continue.God bless Zambia.

  7. bigge  December 19, 2011 at 09:22

    I know that Eliza is beautiful no doubt about that and a man who concetrates on thinking about her would definitely fall for her.She is a degree holder and deserves the post she is holding now and i know tthat she is intelligent.I would advice the IG to stop abusing junior officers if it is true he is doing tht.Nowadays most married men have extra marital affairs and Dr.can be one of those.For those rushing to call upon the name of God and binding pliz discernment is candid in this day and age.if some disgruntled officers are behind this becoz they were removed or thought they wld be appointed bt were not they shld noy use the watchdog to destroy other pipos names.Hw many female officers have risen so fast?do u mean all of them were being f..kd?

  8. Kwena  December 19, 2011 at 08:57

    wATCHDOG and all you pipo making negative commments be warned! This is all lies. God will judge you all for injuring innocent pipo. Malama is doing a commendable job in the police and all you peddlers are just jealous. Malama is happily married to a VERY BEAUTIFUL Lozi woman and he is a strong christian. GOD WILL PUNISH YOU ALL FOR ANY NEGATIVE COMMENT. BRAVO IG!!

  9. Peema  December 19, 2011 at 08:32

    Consenting adults. What does that have to do with their jobs? I am no fan of Dr malama but this is rubbish!!

  10. MOSSAD  December 19, 2011 at 08:28

    basiyeni ba kazinyengana

  11. zigololo  December 19, 2011 at 08:15

    Its good her husband left her mwe… Ule siyenekela kunkala na mwamuna… Ife kuminzi kuno ndife tikudya bwino ma gelo pa nchito, kulibe watchdog, LMAO!!!

  12. Chilumba  December 19, 2011 at 08:09

    People, have you forgotten the motto: ‘Don’t Kubeba’ – it is more sex in your offices.

  13. Kamilo  December 19, 2011 at 08:06

    What do expect when you are working with an unmarried woman beautiful than your wife?

  14. Real BLACKY DOYO  December 19, 2011 at 08:05

    More SEX in your pockets ba idiot…lol

  15. wapya munzi  December 19, 2011 at 07:54

    Imwe muli busy putting them in positions, beve bizy doing eachother and even getting paid for it pa month end! LOL yaba!!

  16. kikiki  December 19, 2011 at 07:48

    the writer did not do a good Job. It is like you did not know what you were writing about.
    Shame on you!

  17. LLB  December 19, 2011 at 07:47

    Am sure we all know that Eliza is a bitch who has no consideration for other people and their marriages. This isn’t the first time just that this time zamveka… We all know she doesn’t desrve that post, at least not yet. I wish she could emulate brenda muntemba… Now she’s putting her inoccent child in the lime like for fako!! Fyabupuba mwe…

  18. Mazuba  December 19, 2011 at 07:32

    The best way to test a man’s integrity is leave him in one room with a beautiful woman. But Elizabeth is not beautiful. Anyway, what is to be beautiful?

  19. LLB  December 19, 2011 at 07:28

    Iyooo kwena!!! Owee ichintu ububi!

  20. Bwalya  December 19, 2011 at 07:24


  21. The Bonker  December 19, 2011 at 07:16

    Let this couple marry. They genuinely and passionately love each other. Just marry her boss.

  22. Jeff Mwanza  December 19, 2011 at 06:43

    ubuchende pa zed bwalichilamo. Infact, most of these so called high profile officers are so promiscuous such that the entire public service is littered with workers who can’t even deliver to the intended targets(the poor) but only to their corrupt masters.This is a well researched article Mutinta and and your English is excellent.

  23. chanda mwape  December 19, 2011 at 06:39

    leave malama to execute his duties. Wat has going out wit ps to do wit his job. How many ppo ar unfaithfu 2 their wifes or husbands bt ar n high offices. Leave malama alone.

  24. King  December 19, 2011 at 06:24

    Okay. Their sexual affair isn’t wrong. What would be dangerous is Elizabeth giving Martin a long blowjob on duty when the nation needs them for security concerns or Martin sneaking out of the office just to go and slide in during office hours. Otherwise sex is not a sin and is no crime under our laws, Martin should only bear respect to his children – not to be funny.

  25. Bane  December 19, 2011 at 05:39

    Tongas, rubbish!

  26. Kabwe  December 19, 2011 at 05:16

    Four nights kuli ba official wife and three days kuli Elizabeth is enough for both to be happy. Make sure you both satisfy them.

  27. Haatwakwe  December 19, 2011 at 05:07

    It still holds water that, “If you want to know what a man is like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals. Malama you are a first grade dishonesty man.

  28. kayula  December 19, 2011 at 05:04

    He who has not sinned shud throw a stone at mutembo Nchito and Dr Malama We know you cant bribe these guys .Dr Malama and Nchito do not be frustrated by thse ciminal minded chaps

  29. Chibwe  December 19, 2011 at 04:55


  30. chilasz  December 18, 2011 at 23:13

    Ba mutinta, what eva you write u have to metion SATA. Find your own man and get a life!…..kekeke,aba tonga bwafya….kuti notwanakashi…ni (tribolisimu)

  31. Sena  December 18, 2011 at 22:41

    What Dr. Malama is doing is bad. Let him just be apolygamist for people to stop talking about it. You at liberty to posses two wives. Someone who is our top most Leader has children outside marriage and has two known wives so do you.

    Come out in open and the girl will not be addressed as Mrs Malama but will maintain her first names as it it to our Leader’s wife is called by her full names as Susan Chana instead of Susan Manda the husband’s name (Manda).

  32. Adamson Mushala II  December 18, 2011 at 21:33

    He has a delicious dick!

  33. Mwana mu Tonga  December 18, 2011 at 21:30

    Trust they both enjoyed the occasion

  34. Kyalanta  December 18, 2011 at 20:54

    Blood liars, why smear rubbish on dignified, distinguished, hard working citizens? May God deal with u.

  35. george mwenda kangongwe  December 18, 2011 at 20:33

    The big boss has even failed to control his subjects because of corrupt and evil deeds. Traffic officers in Livingstone have even gone to the extent of working in shifts to corruptly get money from taxi drivers,pirators and unsuspecting drivers driving at nite. So sad.

  36. Old enuf  December 18, 2011 at 19:30

    The work of the devil, how come all stories posted on this site against senior government officers are generated by tongas? Just asking, nothing tribal!

  37. Solo  December 18, 2011 at 18:52

    I challenge Malama to deny the NFCA mine scandal in Chambeshi. Malama is corrupt and dirty.

  38. GK  December 18, 2011 at 18:12

    “The devil is a liar and indeed a father of all liars”. We, as the pipo close to
    the pipo whose names and lives have been politically sacrified, would like to
    wish you the pathological liars what you all deserve(your father the devil’s end).
    We know you make your living by lying and slander! May yor end come sooner.
    May you, your children and their children reap the lies and slander you are
    planting against innocent pipo. We know these lies against Dr Malama and Kanjela
    have more than meets the eye. We know who is behind these serious lies,
    (“Grieved” politicians,thieves, intimidated men, jealousy women, internal grieved-
    not promoted police officers and sabotaggers and agents of the devil). We stand to
    declare that you have lost this battle as we CANCEL every lie told against these
    our pipo. DR Malama and Kanjela, we kmow you r not involved more than work perimetres,
    may the Lord vandicate you both.

  39. GK  December 18, 2011 at 18:01

    “The devil is a liar and indeed a father of all liars”. We, as the pipo close to the pipo whose names and lives have been politically sacrified, would like to wish you the pathological liars what you all deserve(your father the devil’s end). We know you make your living by lying and slander! May yor end come sooner. May you, your children and their children reap the lies and slander you are planting against innocent pipo. We know these lies against Dr Malama and Kanjela have more than meets the eye. We know who is behind these serious lies (“Grieved” politicians,thieves, intimidated men, jealousy women, internal grieved – not promoted police officers and sabotaggers and agents of the devil). We stand to declare that you have lost this battle as we CANCEL every lie told against these our pipo. DR Malama and Kanjela, we kmow you r not involved more than work perimetres, may the Lord vandicate you both.

  40. Preacherman  December 18, 2011 at 17:55

    Mr IG may u resign on moral grounds..if u leaders can lead by bad examples, what are u telling yo juniors and the is high we the citizens start putting pressure on such leaders who are taking advantages on others just becoz of their positions..u are shame mr malama.

  41. MORE BABES at NFCA MINE  December 18, 2011 at 17:52



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  43. Muzungu  December 18, 2011 at 16:51

    You are a good writer and I like your english. You must be Mpombo’s brother but again you are a tonga (Mutinta), so you can’t be his brother. Motivational writing!

  44. Mwale  December 18, 2011 at 16:26

    @Prof Obatala, you are a crazy guy ha ha ha, you are breaking my limbs ha ha ha !

  45. Prof Obatala  December 18, 2011 at 16:10

    Malama cant even sexually satisfy his wife..he makes quick withdrawals in preference to kanjela!! Sad indeed your wife is crying home.

  46. BMan  December 18, 2011 at 16:07

    Wapya munzi!

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