Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima has granted a request by the Law Association of Zambia to adjourn all matters from 3rd to 5th May to enable lawyers attend the association’s Annual General Meeting in Livingstone.

This means that UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema and others, who were scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, will have their case adjourned to a later date.

In reply to the LAZ request, Acting Registrar of the Judiciary Charles Kafunda informed the association that Chief Justice Mambilima had granted their request.

“Reference is made to the above captioned matter and your letter of 28th April 2017. Following your request, the Hon Chief Justice has permitted that matters before the Hon judges and magistrates scheduled between the 3rd and 5th of May, 2017 be adjourned to further dates in order to allow the legal practitioners appearing in such matters to attend the Law Association of Zambia Annual General Meeting. You may proceed to advise your members accordingly,” stated Kafunda.