Kalaba’s party had the Registrar on its tail with the issue of who the leader is adding to the controversy surrounding the party’s existence.
The Registrar of Societies has issued a notice of de-registration to the DP if they do not put their house in order.
Kalaba’s connection with the DP has led to widespread calls with the Patriotic Front on whose ticket he is still Member of Parliament to resign but he has stayed put.
DP secretary for finance Justin Nkonga said Kalaba is not yet the party president but has been invited to lead be the party candidate in 2021.
Kalaba resigned his ministerial position to try and build his chances of contesting the 2021 elections as a presidential candidate.
With chances within the PF of him contesting next to zero given President Edgar Lungu has made it clear he is contesting, Kalaba is looking at other avenues.