Zambian lawyers threaten legal action
The Law Association of Zambia is threatening legal action to challenge the position of the country's acting Chief Justice.
Members of the association have voted to take the government to court unless a solution is found within a month. All Africa.com said that the appointment of Lombe Chibesakunda as acting Chief Justice is controversial because she is over statutory retirement age and also because a 'parliamentary select committee had unanimously rejected her appointment'.
The Association's honorary secretary Linda Kasonde released a statement, according to UK Zambians, in which she said that litigation will be undertaken 'along with other forms of dignified and affirmative action by the members of the Association'.
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