Hon. Mr. Justice Chalwe Farai Ralph Mchenga, SC is the Deputy Judge President of the Court of Appeal. He was appointed Deputy Judge President of the Court of Appeal on 13th June, 2016. Justice Mchenga holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia. He was admitted to the bar in 1990.
Prior to his current appointment, Justice Mchenga served as a Judge of the High Court from 2011 to 2016. Justice Mchenga served as Director of Public Prosecutions from 2004 to 2011. Since Joining the then Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions now the National Prosecutions Authority in 1995, Justice Mchenga served as Chief State Advocate from 2001 to 2004, Senior State Advocate from 1998 to 2001 and State Advocate from 1995 to 1998. Justice Mchenga also served as Legal Aid Counsel of the then Legal Aid department in the then Ministry of Legal Affairs now the Ministry of Justice from 1992 to 1995 and Research Fellow in the Zambia Law Development Commission, from 1991 to 1992. He has been a Honorary lecturer at the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education (ZIALE) from 2008.
He was conferred with the rank and status of State Counsel on 18th August, 2009.