Lt. Gen. Christon Tembo (1944 – 6 March 2009) was a vice-president and army commander in Zambia. He was foreign minister from 1995 to 1996 and then vice-president from 1997 to 2001. He ran for president in the December 2001 election and took third place, with about 13% of the vote.
In 1989, he and others were charged with plotting to overthrow then president Kenneth Kaunda, which was judged as an act of treason worthy of the death penalty. He was defended in court successfully by attorney Levy Mwanawasa, who was elected as president in 2002.