Judge Lombe Chibesakunda elected president of the COMESA Court of Justice

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Justice Chibesakunda

Justice Chibesakunda

The former acting Chief Justice of Zambia Justice Lombe Chibesakunda has been elected as the new Judge President for the COMESA Court of Justice. Justice Lombe Chibesakunda was voted to replace outgoing Justice Nzamba Kitonga of Kenya whose tenure and that of the other Judges comes to an end in June 2015.

The election took place on Wednesday 4 March 2015 in Khartoum Sudan during the meeting of COMESA Ministers of Justice and Attorneys General.

Ten COMESA Member States presented candidates for the position of Judge President of the COMESA Court. Justice Chibesakunda polled nine votes leading her closest competitor from Egypt.

She becomes the first female judge President for the COMESA Court of Justice, which is hosted in Khartoum, Sudan.

Justice Chibesakunda has previously served as chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Zambia, Solicitor General, Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Legal Affairs and also served as an Ambassador to Japan and the United Kingdom, the Holy Sea and the Netherlands.

She participated in the Lancaster talks ushering in the independence of Zimbabwe and campaigned against Apartheid in South Africa.

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5 Responses to Judge Lombe Chibesakunda elected president of the COMESA Court of Justice

  1. I did not like her when she held on in acting chief Justice in Zambia which was against the constitution she was expected to protect. This has come well especially that we will be cerebrating women day this first day of the week. Good for her and congratulations.

    Mainza
    March 6, 2015 at 8:11 am
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  2. She messed up Zambia’s judiciary by clinging on to the job of Chief Justice in order to do the dirty work for PF. I still don’t like her. This is the reason why Africa will never develop because they keep on recycling old, compromised people to run critical systems.

    RDA Corruption Continues
    March 6, 2015 at 9:02 am
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  3. WHAT ,ONLY IN AFRICA THIS WOMAN WHO MESSED UP THE JUDICIARY IN ZAMBIA. HER APPOINTMENT NOT ON MERIT

    maguys
    March 6, 2015 at 1:09 pm
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  4. Worst Chief Justice Zambia has ever had. Very incompetent woman, don`t even know how she became a judge.

    Blago
    March 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm
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  5. Your hatred for any one who is a bemba will kill you . But what you should know is that bembas will not go away , the more you hate them the more they increase in their power.

    nshilimubemba
    March 6, 2015 at 5:22 pm
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