ZANIS COPY – Fate of Reform Party to be decided soon

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The Registrar of Societies says it is still contemplating on whether or not to cancel the records of the opposition Reform Party (RP) in its data base.

The latter was headed by the then President Dr Nevers Mumba who is now Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) leader.

In an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today, Acting Chief Registrar of Societies Willis Manjimela disclosed that the society is in the process of making a move to go ahead to deregister the existence of the party as was directed by government.

Mr Manjimela who is also Home Affairs Deputy Permanent Secretary noted that a decree is a decree and when it is passed it has to be complied with.

He stressed that action would soon be followed regarding the way forward for the RP as to whether it still holds legal ground as an official political party in Zambia.

He further said Zambians will soon know about the fate of RP.

Home Affairs Permanent Secretary Maxwell Nkole recently instructed the Registrar of Societies to remove the Reformed Party from the records as being one of the official political parties existing in the country.