‘Acting chief justice Chibesakunda in office illegally’

According to a document submitted to President Michael Sata by the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ), Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda  aged 70 is occupying her position illegally and continuing to do so is a fundamental breach of the country’s constitution.
This was revealed in an investigative story by theMail and Guardian of South Africa that states that Chibesakunda was “illegally occupying and performing the functions of the office of judge of the Supreme Court.”
The M&G reports that Zambian President Michael Sata is under pressure to dismiss the country’s chief justice following persistent accusations that he is retaining her in the position in breach of the Constitution because she serves his political agenda.
Sata nominated Lombe Chibe­sakunda (70) as chief justice in June last year. She comes from the president’s ethnic group and is allegedly related to him.