The Hon. Mr. Justice Michael Musonda, S.C, was appointed Deputy Chief Justice of Zambia in June 2019. Justice Musonda attended the School of Law, University of Zambia from 1982 to 1986 from which he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree. He was admitted to the bar on 4th December 1987. Justice Musonda is a former Rhodes Scholar and holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) Degree in Commercial and Corporate Law and a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) Degree in Management Studies from King’s College, University of London and Oxford University respectively.
Justice Musonda was managing partner at M. Musonda & Co. Legal Practitioners from 1993 until his appointment as Supreme Court Judge on 8th December 2015. He once served as a lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Zambia from 1992 to 1996 and as Honorary lecturer and examiner at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) for over 15 years until he resigned in August, 2017.
Justice Musonda was conferred with the rank and status of State Counsel on 4th August, 2015. He was appointed acting Deputy Chief Justice in March 2019, and has substantively held this position since his ratification by the National Assembly of Zambia in June, 2019