Judge Florence Mumba
Judge Florence Mumba

A Zambian Judge, Florence Mumba, has been appointed as International Reserve Judge of the Pre-Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the courts of Cambodia for the prosecution of crimes committed during the period of Democratic Kampuchea (ECCC).

United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary General in charge of the Office of Legal Affairs, Peter Taksoe-Jensen disclosed this in a statement today.

Mr. Jensen said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has since received notification from Samdech Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia that the Supreme Council has appointed Judge Mumba o be part of the team to prosecute the leaders of the Khmer Rouge regime for the crimes they committed.

He said according to the terms of the Pre-Trial Chamber of Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Judges are appointed by the UN Secretary General.

The Cambodian government has invited international participation for the sake of its people and because of the perceived weakness of that country’s legal system and the nature of the crimes.

This is contained in a statement released Moses Walubita, First Secretary for Press at Zambia’s permanent mission to the UN in New York.

In 2001, the Cambodia National Assembly (NA) passed a law to create a court to try serious crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge Regime in 1975 to1979.

The Khmer Rouge regime took over power on April 17, 1975 and was over thrown on January 7, 1979.

The end of the Khmer Rouge was then followed by civil war which finally ended in 1998 when the Khmer political and military structures were dismantled.

In 1997, the government requested the UN to assist in establishing a trial to prosecute the senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge.

This special new court was created by the government of Cambodia and the UN to be independent and would provide new role model for court operations in that country.

Judge Mumba is currently the chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ).

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87 COMMENTS

  1. Congratulations mama! You make us proud all the time. From the Hague to this? Super woman. God bless you.

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  2. At least she will now operate freely. Good luck and congrats madam Judge. God go with you and pray for our judicial freedom

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  3. I wish we could have peiple like you i politics. Nontheless, you deserve the best. God Bless you

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  4. Great woman. I wish we could have such in politics. Nontheless, you deserve better. Go well and God bless you

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  5. Good exposure Judgy!. We will need your experience for our own persecutions of corrupt leaders.

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  6. zo ona you need experience to prosecute the plunderer’s RB and his sons, Teta, Mulongoti etc

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  7. Is it possible for her to take along with her the rest of our plunderers and try them together with those in Cambodia? Its cheaper mwe!

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  8. This lady Judge has always been consistent and competent. This is progress and a well deserved appointment. Best news so far. May God guide you all the way.

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  9. #27.Your gravatar resembles that of Njinga Yobweleka or have you returned the bike?

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  10. Florence Mumba for PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joke… she must have definitely been doing something right, hope this inspires a lot more Zambians…

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  11. Congratulations Mrs. or is it Ms.? Mumba. Yes we can! The sky is the limit…

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  12. #29 I am not too sure you are looking at the correct gravater. Mine is a picture of a Bombadier jet. It seems Njinga Yobweleka has gone aground. On your internet explorer go to Tools and then choose internet options and click on delete files……

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  13. Congrats, you are a woman of substance. Go and work where the VJ’s of this world will not have any influence.

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  14. Zoe, i think you are right. Apart from graduating to terrorists abena Kalumba can even go and change his name to Kai tel chi, and Mulongoti to Munyo wai!! Nga ni Teta, awe, it could be Tei Cha Shu!

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  15. Congratulations, we are so proud to have you as our judge. Go for it mum, May God go with you.

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  16. The beautiful and the intelligent what a good combination like mine , which is the handsome and the genius…Where as the snake , the soya pieces and the destroyers shall never rule the country…

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  17. You are a real woman.Am happy for you.Go for it trusting you so much.This woman is cool and wise. She doesnt bwatabwata kwati bana mayo bambi.

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  18. The beauty and the intelligent what a combination ,Zambian needs the young not the ugly namely the snake , Nyama soya and the destroyer HH….

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  19. Can the ugly women on this blog comment …. She is beautiful and intelligent the young shall rule ….

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  20. It seems Zambian women are riding the flag high, while many of our male political heavyweights spend all day bickering… Dambisa Moyo and Florence Mumba are doing us proud. Impressive.

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  21. ugliness is equated to the devil where as handsomeness /beautifulness is related to good reasoning.. the woman above is a testimony …

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  22. Let us just get a woman President for Zambia. It cannot be worse than any of our current frontrunners.

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  23. Madam Mumba congrats, that is evidence of favour,sincerity and hardwork. If only some of our colleagues in Politics could emulate you. I think you have excelled even those ahead of you!

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  24. Nkosikazi Mumba-Blessings follow even when you are not chasing after them unlike some who want to twist things to suite their ego.

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  25. wiseman-reborn. Ugliness in the eyes of who? We are all endowed with the beauty of the Almighty.
    This is not meant to take away from mama Flo, the fact that at her age she is still looking after herself well.
    Congrats Florence Mumba.

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  26. Ok, now can someone please confirm the death of castro Chiluba! News is filtering in.

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  27. Isn’t SATA ashamed, those he accuses seem to be excelling whilst him and his boat is ever sinking. Shame on SATA!

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  28. Sincere condolences to Castro, whatever may have taken his life away. Suffice to say that he was a brat, a fact which he has to make even with the Almighty.

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  29. People who always side with losers will themselves be losers whilst those that support the sincere, innocent,clean winners will be winners themselves. When you walk long with a dagga smoker, you too soon will start smoking dagga. Rb winner, SATA loser- simple to deduce eh.

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  30. THose that choose to whine and complain always will always live to complain and lose. On the contrary, those that work hard and advocate for good will ever triumph and succeed. These are very obvious deductions and life lessons. Congratulations Madam Mumba. Let your critics ever gnash their teeth!

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  31. Example, would you rather be with a shameless IMMATURE ADULT who has the audacity to climb a bathtub in daylight and for that matter boast about it or be with one such as Madam Mumba? Simple choice. Careful lest you grow up to be a bathtub riding goon.

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  32. The obviousness of my deductions are so plain and obvious alas we have self appointed losers canvancing for a lunatic in their droves. This is so amazing. Let us at the opposite end teach them what to excel means- Congrats Madam Mumba!

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  33. A mad man will try to do something several times using the same method expecting a different result, that is SATA for you. Let him on so that we prove to the whole nation how mad he is. Please let him not force his way at the funeral house, he has such tendecies.

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  34. Anonymous: ‘ success is the ability to move from one failure to another without any loss of enthusiasm.’ ( Winston Churchill).

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  35. monalisasyndrome
    Good quote
    But Isuppose we have different interpretations of it.

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  36. Anonymous. ‘ do not despise someone who makes progress, however slow.’ ( Winston Churchill).
    On this I would like to add; patience is virtue, and we need to exercise that more often.

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  37. you didnt support her, you said she was a cheat who helped RB rig the elections so fock-off you pigs

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  38. Monalisa syndrome HH is an ugly person ,The snake and the same applies for tender meat Nyama soya ,beaut and the handsomeness makes a Nation.look at that girl called the First Lady what are the levels of her ugliness very dull and ugly

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  39. I have to speak the truth if not , I cease to be Whom I am …. sata is an ugly person so are the old bones the young shall rule…………………

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  40. My worry is that Electoral Commission of Zambia will get rotten once more. I hope she will just be “commuting” to these UN cases. Umwaice Dan Kalale ninshi atemwa bbu ngabaya ba Florence Ndepele Mwacande Mumba.

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  41. Congrats Mama Judge F. Mumba! Everyday I see your portrait in the lobby of the Yogoslavia Tribunal in the Hague, Netherlands and today I was telling my workamates, while point @ yo potrait, that UN SG Ban Ki- Moon has also recognized yo efforts in International justice delivery and again appointed u as Judge to bring justice to the Cambodia victims & atrocity perpertuators. May the Almighty God be with you on yet another hectic but good cause journey.

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  42. A very big congrats to you madam. Go on gal, oh! sorry madam. You’ve made us proud.

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  43. Congrats Girlfriend, way to go, you have done us proud. Enjoy your job!!!!

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  44. Wise Man Re-burn- They say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder- from your statements, many would agree that your ‘mind’ and ‘heart’ must be ugly. Try to respect other people…and please do think very hard about it before you try to respond.

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  45. Your handling of elections was highly questionable.! be careful in cambodia, they are mad.

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  46. jesus!!!!!!!!!!!WHAT A WOMAN! MAMA!!!!!YOU ARE THE BEST!!! YOU ARE ONE PERSON WHO BELIVES IN HARD WORKING! MAMA,YOU ARE ONE PERSON WHO GIVES AND RECIEVES FREELY! YOU ARE ONE PERSON WHO THINKS OF OTHERS FIRST! TO ME,YOU ARE THE BEST JUDGE,MOTHER! MAY JEHOVE GUIDE YOU!!!! PSALMS 121

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