Monday, June 17, 2024

Supreme Court judge Elizabeth Muyovwe dies


Supreme court judge Elizabeth Muyovwe has died. Justice Muyovwe aged 64, was admitted at Maina Soko military hospital died this morning at 06:30 hours.

Judiciary Spokesperson Slavain Kalumba confirmed the demise of Justice Muyovwe.

Her father was the late Mainza Chona (1930 to 2001), one-time Vice President of the Republic of Zambia (1970 to 1973).

In 1979, she graduated from the University of Zambia, School of Law, with a Bachelor of Laws.

She was admitted to Zambia Bar in 1981.

She worked for the Zambian Ministry of Legal Affairs, as a State Attorney and as an Assistant Senior Legal Aid Counsel.

She then was hired by Lima Bank Limited, as a Senior Legal Officer, serving there from 1988 until 1991.

She concurrently served as a part-time research associate for “Women and Law in Southern Africa”, between 1989 and 1993.

She was the Vice Chairperson of the Lands Tribunal from 1996 until 1998, and served as the Director of the Legal Aid Clinic for Women between 1991 and 1998.

She lectured, on a part-time basis at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE), from 1999 until 2003, lecturing in the area of domestic relations.

In 2002, Justice Elizabeth Muyovwe was appointed as an Alternate Judge of the United Nations Special Court for Sierra Leone.

After working as High Court Judge for many years, she was appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court Judge in 2010.


  1. This has touched me so much. This woman was like my mother and gave me wise advice whenever I was about to do something wrong. She reminded me of myself as she was also full of life but very hard working. This has really.hurt me. Covid why are you doing this?

    On top of this those f00lish double left legged players have just messed up my Sunday by losing to Morocco. If I wasnt a born again I would have beaten them all up.

  2. Why dont you tell people what was the cause of death before they start speculating? We know Maina Soko military hospitalis currently being used for covid-19 cases.

    • F00lish, it is very unafrican to state cause of death. No one has right to state that unless permitted. You have spent too much time abroad. Chipuuba iwe

  3. I didn’t know this lady was the daughter of one of Zambia’s greatest politicians, Mainza Chona. Chona was a bubbly positive politician who everyone will agree was always cheerful. I wish he lived now in the midst of these corrupt men and women calling themselves leaders yet they only lead in stealing citizens’ taxes. Chona knew how to be a leader. Awe ba Chona konse ukomuli twatotela napakutupelako akamwana kenu ukutubombelako. RIP Father. RIP Daughter

  4. Shikulu you must be from a very f00lish clan for you to bring politics in such an article. Have respect. You are only cursing yourself and your family. When they die ati it was honeybee when in fact it is due to your f00lishness

  5. Priests, Judges,Prominent Citizens etc are dying from Covid-19 right now. It would seem inappropriate to open schools at a time more people are being infected ,hospitalised and dying from this deadly disease. Any mass gatherings like Funerals,Weddings, Church Services, Schools etc are Covid-19 Super Spreaders. The Govt is putting pupils and students at risk of Covid-19 Infections.Time will tell.

  6. Akapume maiwa agwira ntchito yotamandika mu Zambia, ine pamodzi ndi a Malawi a anzanga tikuti pepani pepani pepani. mzimu wa Mai amenewa uuse muntendere.

  7. Looks like PF’s reckless handling of Covid 19 is claiming lots of lives. May the departed judge R.I.P.

  8. What a very sad development.

    With the increasing cases of Covid 19, the Hon Chief Justice should issue an SI allowing judges to start conducting court sessions virtually via Zoom or other platforms. The Judiciary could as well invest in buying a corporate edition of Zoom, which has the provision of recording the deliberations if not possible individual Judges could download a free one.

    This will not only contribute to minimizing exposure of Judges but also the litigants who throng the courts seeking justice, further it will add a positive foot print in reducing carbon emissions for litigants who would otherwise travel to various courts.

  9. This ECL Govt needs to realise that Covid-19 is real,deadly and not a Hoax. It was sad to see a photo where ECL and PF Leaders attended a Funeral without wearing masks and Social Distancing. Covid-19 doesn’t discriminate and Politicians are not immune from this deadly disease. Mass gatherings at Funerals,Weddings,Churches,Working Visits, Schools etc are Covid-19 Super Spreaders. Priests,Judges,Ministers,Politicians and Prominent Citizens have died from this disease. Unless these Super Spreaders Activities are stopped people will get more infected,hospitalised and die in huge numbers. The writing is on the wall.

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