SEVERAL Lawyers have sent their messages of condolence following the death of Chief Justice Irene Mambilila.
Prominent Lusaka Lawyer, Jonas Zimba says Justice Mambilima was a principled woman who defended the constitution with integrity.
According to ZNBC, Mr. ZIMBA said that Zambia haf lost a humble woman who led by example.
And Lusaka Lawyer Kelvin Bwalya described Justice Mambilima as a mother who guided young lawyers.
Mr. Bwalya said the legal fraternity has suffered a huge blow because she provided direction to the bench and the judiciary.
And Senior Lawyer Milner Katolo said that Zambia had lost a vibrant and stable legal mind.
Mr. Katolo said Justice Mambilima never harassed lawyers whenever she was conducting trails in her court room. Another senior Lawyer Lubinda Linyama said justice Mambilima served the judiciary with diligence and commitment to the tenets of the rule of law.
Meanwhile, Lusaka lawyer Keith Mweemba said a number of lawyers benefited from justice Mambilimas knowledge when she worked as lecturer at ZIALE.
Renowned Lawyer Patrick Mvunga also described the death of Justice Mambilima as a big loss to the law fraternity. Professor Mvunga has described the chief Justice as an icon who upheld excellence in her tour of duty as she rose to the position which she held until the time of her death.
He said the legal fraternity must emulate the legacy of Justice Mambilima.
Professor Mvunga also urged the legal fraternity to continue upholding professionalism as the judiciary is one of the key institutions for any country to develop.
Justice Mambilima died on Sunday in Egypt, Cairo where she went for national duties.