SEEMINGLY caught in-between a rock and a hard place, Chief Justice Mumba Malila had a tough time trying to protect the rights of gay people in Zambia while at the same time warning them that they would be dealt with by the law if they engage in same sex intimate relationships. Invited to speak at the “Human Rights Justice” event which coincides with the Judiciary’s 50 years anniversary, the Chief Justice had the difficult job of confronting one of the most controversial topics in conservative Zambia. How was he supposed to defend the rights of all human beings, and at the same time speak as a Chief Justice and condemn what the law he swore to uphold prohibits as unnatural…...

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