Patrick Matibini

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Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly
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6 October 2011
Preceded byAmusaa Mwanamwambwa
Personal details
Born (1959-07-20) 20 July 1959 (age 62)
Alma materUniversity of Zambia
ProfessionLawyer, judge

Patrick Matibini (born 20 July 1959) is a Zambian politician, lawyer and former judge. He has been Speaker of the National Assembly since 6 October 2011.

Career

Matibini was born on 20 July 1959.[1] He studied at the University of Zambia, where he obtained both a Bachelor and Master degree in Law and subsequently a PhD.[2] Matibini has worked as a law professor at the university since 1993.[2] He is a lawyer by profession.[1]

In 2002 Matibini worked with the Zambia Independent Media Association to draft three bills for the National Assembly, these being the Freedom of Information Bill, Independent Broadcasting Authority Bill, and Broadcasting Bill. In 2006 he published a book titled "The Struggle for Media Law Reforms in Zambia".[2]

Matibini was a judge at the High Court of Zambia.[3] He was made a State Counsel by President Rupiah Banda in 2009.[2]

The Patriotic Front (PF) nominated Matibini as Speaker of the National Assembly in October 2011. Zambian President Michael Sata appealed to MPs to accept Matibini and Mkhondo Lungu as Deputy Speaker, in return the PF would support a Movement for Multi-Party Democracy (MMD) candidate for Chairperson for Committees.[4] On 6 October Matibini received 78 votes, and opposition candidate Richard Kapita received 77 votes. Matibini was subsequently installed as President of the National Assembly.[3] He succeeded Amusaa Mwanamwambwa.[5]

Matibini is married.[1]

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