Party spokesperson Judith Kabemba has confirmed the development stating that the move taken is illegal and will be challenged in court.
The Democratic Party has had the Registrar of Societies on its tail since it announced Kalaba as its Presidential candidate for the 2021 elections.
Kabemba alleged that actions of the Registrar of Societies were arbitrary and suspicious as there were no credible grounds to de-register the party.
“DP will not be moved or shaken by the political hooliganism and manoeuvres being perpetrated by Chief Registrar of Societies. Instead DP will draw inspiration, courage and determination to soldier on knowing confidently that we are a force to reckon with. The decision taken by Mhende (Chief Registrar of Societies) clearly demonstrates that there is a big hand pushing for this action,” Kabemba said.
She has appealed to part members to stay calm as the party will challenge the de-registration in court.
“The DP would like to therefore urge its members not to panic but to stay calm and collected as everything is under control. Let it be put on record that the DP will take this matter to court and our lawyers will explore every possible legal way and justice will be given because the Registrar of Societies has no reasons whatsoever that warrants the deregistration of the party,” he said.
Two weeks ago, the Registrar of Societies had written to the Democratic Party informing them of its intentions to deregister them following a random check at its party Secretariat.