Zambia’s chief justice Irene Mambilima dies in Egypt

  • Written by Michael Chawe
  • Published on 21st June 2021
    Zambia’s Chief Justice Irene Mambilima who died on June 20, 2021 in an Egyptian hospital. She was the country’s first female chief justice. PHOTO | COURTESY
  • Zambia’s first female chief justice, Irene Mambilima, has died in an Egyptian hospital after being taken ill while on an official tour.
  • The country’s State TV reported that Justice Mambilima died late Sunday.
  • Justice Mambilima, 69, was appointed Chief Justice on February 26, 2015.
  • She held a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Laws degree from the University of London.
  • She was admitted to the bar in 1977.
  • Justice Mambilima served in various positions since she first joined the Zambian judiciary as a commissioner of the High Court in 1985. She served as a judge of the High Court from 1989 to 2002.


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