Democratic Party Banned Once Again


The Ministry of Home Affairs has banned Harry Kalaba’s Democratic Party and told them to stop conducting political activities.


This is not the first time the PF government have cracked down on the DP’s activities. The Democratic Party sued the Government through the Attorney General on the basis that the Registrar of Societies rejected to issue their Party a duplicate Certificate of registration despite having paid the annual subscription fees during the amnesty period.


The matter proceeded before the High Court which ruled in favour of the Democratic Party.


The Home Affairs Public Relations Officer Nephas Chifuta noted in a statement that the government were not satisfied with the High Court Ruling and have appealed before the Court of Appeal.


“In view of this current status quo, the Democratic Party is advised to forthwith cease to conduct any political activities across the country until the Court of Appeal orders otherwise,” Chifuta said.


“The Ministry of Home Affairs in its quest to ensure that law and order is maintained, respectfully appeals to the deregistered Democratic Party to adhere to the stay as any violation to this order shall be met with the full force of the Law,” Mr Chifuta said.

Earlier this week, Harry Kalaba accepted the DP’s offer to stand as its 2021 presidential candidate after being expelled as Bahati constituency PF Member of Parliament.


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