Court Proceedings against the Acting Chief Justice begin today
According to the resolution of the Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM) of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) which was held on Saturday 24th August 2013 at the Mulungushi International Conference Centre, the LAZ litigation team will be filing court proceedings against the Acting Chief Justice on Monday, 23rd September 2013 at 11:00 hours at the Lusaka High Court.
The meeting unanimously resolved that Justice Chibesakunda was not qualified to work as Chief Justice.
It said the mandate by the AGM to the Council of LAZ to litigate on this issue shall be preceded by engagement with the relevant authorities within a reasonable period of time, not exceeding one month, with a view to ensuring that the vacancy in the substantive office of the Chief Justice of the Republic of Zambia is filled.
The Association resolved that in the event that the engagement with the relevant authorities fails, the Council of LAZ shall proceed in accordance with the mandate given by the past AGM to litigate this matter.
It said the litigation will be undertaken along with other forms of dignified and affirmative action by the members of the Association until the substantive position of the office of the Chief Justice is filled.