DON’T be unduly influenced by political statements in determination of cases, Chief Justice Mumba Malila has told judges. And Dr Malila has warned that public officials engaged in criminal conduct will be brought to justice as soon as prima facie evidence of criminality is established against them. Meanwhile, Dr Malila says the Economic and Financial Crimes Court has managed to conclude 12 cases since its creation a year ago. Speaking during the 2023 Ceremonial Opening of the Lusaka High Court Criminal Session held under the theme “Enhanced Access to Justice for Children”, Dr Malila insisted that courts should remain independent and impartial in the adjudication of cases. “I have at a different forum stated that the courts must remain independent…...

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