The Acting Chief Justice is in office legally-Sakeni

Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Kennedy Sakeni has said that Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda is in office legally. In a statement released to the media today in reaction to calls for the Chief Justice to resign, Mr Sakeni singled out United Party for National Development (UPND) President Hakainde Hichilema and described him as bitter and frustrated at his stalled political fortunes.
Mr Sakeni said that the Government, under the leadership of President Michael Sata re-affirms its commitment to the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers among the various institutions of the State in deepening and preserving the country’s democracy.
Below is the full statement.
Republic of Zambia
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Services
STATEMENT BY HON. KENNEDY SAKENI, MP, MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING SERVICES AND CHIEF GOVERNMENT SPOKESPERSON ON CALLS BY UPND LEADER HAKAINDE HICHILEMA FOR ACTING CHIEF JUSTICE TO RESIGN IN 15 DAYS TIME.