Chibesakuna Must Resign – LAZ

The Law Association of Zambia says it is wrong for Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda to continue holding her position when she no longer qualifies to hold the highest judicial office.

Law Association of Zambia, LAZ, president James Banda said his association is on record opposing Justice Chibesakunda’s continued occupancy of the Chief Justice’s office.

Banda adds that Justice Chibesakunda does not show concern over the many wrongs that have been going on in the judiciary from the time that she took up her position.

He notes that the general public will lose confidence in the judiciary, especially that Justice Chibesakunda is also related to people in the executive which makes it worse for her to execute her duties professionally.

Several stakeholders have called for Chebesakunda’s resignation saying she does not qualify to hold the position as she is passed retirement age of 65 and a parliamentary committee rejected an application to ratify her.