The Law Association of Zambia (LAZ)
has welcomed the appointment of Justice Ireen Mambilima as Chief Justice of Zambia.

President Edgar Lungu has appointed Electoral Commission of Zambia
Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima to the position of Chief Justice
taking over from Justice Lombe Chibesakunda.

Justice Chibesakunda was appointed acting Chief Justice by late President Michael Sata in 2011 and has since then been acting in the position.

This prompted the Law Association of Zambia to question and challenge Justice Chibesakunda’s continued acting in the position.

Justice Mambilima’s appointment as Chief Justice by President Lungu is
subject to ratification by Parliament.

LAZ President George Chisanga said the appointment of Justice
Mambilima as the substantive Chief Justice will help restore public
confidence in the judiciary. and bring to an end the longstanding
impasse that the association faced over the issue.

“This appointment, if ratified, will bring to an end the longstanding
impasse that LAZ has faced over the issue of the appointment of a
substantive Chief Justice,” he said.

“As the public is aware, LAZ has long held the view that the judiciary, as the third arm of government, is an important institution in the governance of the country which must subscribe to the highest standards of integrity in upholding the rule of law in the country.” Mr. Chisanga explained.

The LAZ President observed that having a substantive Chief Justice
engenders the cherished principle of independence of the judiciary.

Mr Chisanga said this in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today

ECZ Chairperson Ireen Mambilima
ECZ Chairperson Ireen Mambilima
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    • Yes, and especially she is a woman. but Mambilima would have made a good president, the way she handles elections is really admirable, so cool and hard-core.
      The bad image at ECZ is that Priscilla Issac, she got a job only because of her name, which is not Zambian.

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    • LIAR! IRENE MAMBILIMA IS CORRUPT! MAMBILIMA IS BEING REWARD FOR HELPING LUNGU RIG THE ELECTIONS IN THE JUST ENDED PRESIDENTIAL BY-ELECTION. STUPID GAME IN PF PATHETIC FOOLS. THESE ARE A BUNCH OF CROOKS AND CRIMINALS. ZAMBIA IS CURSED TO BE RULED BY WITCHES.

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  1. When is Dr. Kaseba go back to treat patients, I want to fall sick so she can admit me.
    Ba Mambilima is still married, she deserve highest respect.

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  2. HELP! Appointing versus Nominating. If she has been appointed why should she be subjected to ratification by parliament or should it read ‘be rubber stamped?’

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  3. She is being rewarded for rigging the election! This bitch is a big time crook and a great pretender! The newly promoted deputy ZAF commander has also been rewarded for the job well done! He was incharge of ferrying voting materials from all over the country! He received two promotions at once! Can u believe- Only in Zambia!

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    • You are a bigger bitch,in as much as you don’t like her, respect her for she is older than you, we mbwaye.
      Shes the most nobble person I have ever seen, just because you lost the elections you want to label he as that? Am UPND and will always be but I cant stand and let stupid people like you turnish the name of a deserving citizen like her. Fool.

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