Sata appoints acting chief justice for four days

Sata appoints acting chief justice  for four days

President Michael Sata has appointed Justice Dennis Chirwa as acting Chief Justice during the absence of Chief Justice Ernest Sakala.

According to State House, Chief justice Ernest Sakala will be out of the country from 6th  to 11 February 2012 and justice Chirwa is expected to act as chief justice from 7th to 10 February 2012

In a letter to justice Chirwa, President  Sata indicated that his appointment is in line  with  the powers conferred upon him by Article 93 (3) of the Constitution.

The President has also appointed Justice Lombe Chibesakunda as acting deputy Chief Justice.

This is according to a press statement issued by George Chellah, Sata’s mouth-piece.

 

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