DPP takes Silk


Director of Public Prosecutions, Gilbert A Phiri – State Counsel was called to the inner bar on Thursday, 16th February 2023 in the Supreme Court of Zambia. The ceremony completes the process of the attainment of the rank of State Counsel, which was conferred upon him on appointment as Director of Public Prosecutions.
Appointment as State Counsel is an office, conferred by the President of the Republic of Zambia that is recognised by the Courts. Members have the privilege of sitting within the inner bar of court, closer to the Judge. Because members wear silk gowns of a particular design, appointment as State Counsel is known informally as receiving, obtaining, or taking silk and SCs are often colloquially called silks.
Congratulations to the newest silks in town!!