Death of the Chief Justice of Zambia

Zambia’s first female chief justice, Irene Mambilima, died on Sunday, June 20, 2021, in an Egyptian hospital after falling ill during her official visit to Egypt.

The deceased was leading a delegation from the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court to participate in the 5th High Level Conference of Presidents of African Supreme and Constitutional Courts which was held in Cairo from June 11 to 15, 2021.

Judge Mambilima, was 69 years old, was appointed Chief Justice on February 26, 2015.

The Supreme Court and Constitutional Court of Zambia, has been a member of the CJCA since April 2017.

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