The Patriotic Front has been threatened with deregistration by the Registrar of Societies because it has violated the Societies Act.
The Patriotic Front disobeyed the order to provide an accurate and comprehensive list of the office bearers, according to the Registrar of Societies.
This is in accordance with a letter from the Chief Registrar of Society, THANDIWE MHENDE, dated April 25, 2023, to the Secretary General of the PF.
While it is a legal necessity that each society provide 10 office bearers, according to Ms. MHENDE, the PF has ONLY provided three bearers since 2021.
However, the PF Information and Publicity Chairperson, Raphael Nakachindi, who confirmed the incident, informed ZNBC News that the excuses given by the registrar of societies in the notice of intention to deregister the PF are not valid and are based on false information.
He asserted that the party will address the society’s registrar and see to it that all questions are answered.
The majority of problems, according to Mr. NAKACHINDA, are administrative in nature, hence it is unjust for the registrar to send a notice in that way.
He further claimed that individuals are working to get the party deregistered and seek to silence the opposition in the nation.
Additionally, according to Home Affairs Permanent Secretary JOSEPHS AKAFUMBA, every society must adhere to the Societies Act.
The PF was given the initial 21 days to provide the Office Bearers, according to Mr. AKAFUMBA, hence the Notice of Intention by the Registrar of Societies to the PF is valid.
He claims that the PF disobeyed the directive.
Mr. Akafuma stated that the PF must adhere to the act’s criteria within the SEVEN days in an interview with ZNBC News.