Linda KasondeLinda Kasonde

Lusaka, Zambia


Occupational Information

Occupation: Legal Practitioner

Occupational Position: Partner at Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde & Company and President of the Law Association of Zambia

Professional History

Linda Kasonde is a legal practitioner in Zambia. She practices at the firm Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde & Company, where she has risen through the ranks to become a partner and then - unusually - a named partner in an already established law firm. She was elected President of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) in 2016, becoming the first female to lead the organization in fifty-year history of LAZ and its predecessor the Law Society of Zambia.  Linda obtained her LLB Law Degree from the University of Leicester in England in 2000. Ms..Kasonde was admitted to the Zambian Bar in 2001. Since her admission to the Zambian Bar, she has worked as an Advocate at the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women, a project run by the Law Association of Zamba and was employed at Mulenga Mundashi & Company in 2004 where she rose to the position of partner in 2009 at the age of 30.

Through LAZ Ms.Kasonde is a member of the Oasis Forum, a coalition of civil society groups and the church which advocates for constitutionalism and the civil rights of ordinary Zambians. Kasonde is an alumnus of the Harvard University’s Leadership in the 21st Century Executive Programme (2013). She has also undergone training in law practice management on the IE University’s Lawyers’ Management Programme in Madrid and London (2012).  Kasonde is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) in England and Zambia. She is an officer of the Women’s Interest Group committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Convenor of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee of LAZ.

She is a former member of the inaugural Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, a 2014 alumni of the United States of America State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Programme (IVLP), Director of Fashion Retailers (Zambia) Limited (a member of the Foschini Group), and a board member of a Zambian NGO called Alchemy Women in Leadership which aims to increase the number of women in leadership positions in Zambia.


LLB Law Degree from the University of Leicester and an LLM Law Degree from the University of Cape Town


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

Featured News

Aidan Eyakuze
14 July 2017

A colleague, with a long career in Tanzania’s public education system as a teacher and school inspector under his belt, visited a school in a rural district to check on whether the teachers were present at school and teaching in the classroom. When he walked into a Standard Two class, he found about 50 eight-year olds sitting there, unsupervised and untaught. They did not know where their teacher was. He went to investigate and the head teacher could not explain the teacher’s absence either.

A few minutes later, my colleague returned to the class, to find the children in fits of laughter. Their teacher, sporting shoeless, muddy feet and looking rather sheepish, had returned and was standing at the front of the classroom.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
13 July 2017

The CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and 2014 Tutu Fellow, Sello Hatang, will once again be leading an expedition to trek Mount Kilimanjaro.  Popularly known as the Trek4Mandela, the group is scheduled to summit Kilimanjaro on July 18, in commemoration of Nelson Mandela’s birthday.

The sponsored trek to the summit of Africa's best-known peak - which rises more than 19,000 feet above sea level - is to raise funds for a sanitary pad campaign to keep girls in school.

Kabelo Motsoeneng
12 July 2017

Tanzanian politician and 2013 Tutu Fellow, January Makamba - since his appointment as Minister of Environment and Union in President John Magufuli’s cabinet - has led initiatives and missions committed to protecting the environment. Some of the key areas he currently addresses focus on protection of forests, implementing solutions for aquatic wildlife, and addressing the prospective water crisis. His point of view regarding the environment is very much in keeping with the saying: we’ve not inherited this planet from our fathers, we’ve borrowed it from our children.

Norman Smit
06 July 2017

We are excited to announce a new Tutu Fellows’ column in African Business magazine, with the inaugural piece appearing in the July 2017 issue.   In the column, the Tutu Fellows, as thought-leaders and influencers across the continent, will give their perspectives on the evolving realities of the continent. Lanre Akinola, Editor of African Business magazine, said "The column is a dedicated space for the thoughts and ideas of a new generation of leaders that need to be heard. The Tutu Fellows are already reshaping the face of leadership on the continent, and we are delighted and honoured to be able to make this platform available."

A Selection of Tutu Leadership Fellows

About AFLI



The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) is unique among leadership initiatives in that it focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.