12 political parties deregistered

By Staff Reporter

Registrar of Societies has cancelled the registration of the opposition Heritage Party led by Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda and Zambia’s Ambassador to Australia Frank Bwalya’s Alliance for Better Zambia among 10 others.

Announcing the development at a media briefing today, Chief Registrar of Societies Thandiwe Mhende who also announced the de-registration of 10 other political parties for failure to comply with provisions of the societies Act says the de-registration of the Heritage Party and Alliance for Better Zambia follows the request by the two parties to have themselves de-registered.

“The Full list of de-registered political parties are the People’s Redemption Party, National Alliance Party, National Democratic Focus, United Nationalist Party, Party for Unity Democracy and Development, Zambia Conservative Party, Zambia United Development Party and the Zambia Development Conference including the Democratic Assembly,” she said.

Meanwhile, Mhende has disclosed that her office commenced the process of serving notices of default to 15 political parties for non-payment of the 2018 to 2019 annual returns.

“The department is in the process of cancelling 500 societies among them religious bodies and community service societies that have not been compliant to the Act,” she said.