President Edgar Lungu has now dumped Acting Chief Justice Lombe Chibesakunda after using her to block former president Rupiah Banda from contesting so that he and Rupaih Banda could not share votes in his strongholds.
Lungu has now rewarded Justice Ireen Mambilimba as the new Chief Justice after delivering an electoral victory to him despite numerous flaws.
On the advise of Rupiah Banda, Lungu is on a fast track to do away with late president Michael Sata’s people and programmes.
But the transfer of Mambilima from ECZ to the bench also clear the way for Lungu to appoint a friendly ECZ Chairperson in preparation for 2016 electoral rigging.
Sata was very close to the Chibesakunda family that includes Nkandu Luo who also may not be appointed for any ministerial position despite being used.
As Lungu proceeds for a medical vacation this week, there will be many other people that will be dropped or completely ignored in appointments on the advise from Rupiah Banda, despite their sacrifices.
Lombe Chisakunda was used by Lungu to block Rupiah Banda from contesting the just ended elections in a petition by MMD president Nevers Mumba.