Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila has directed that all Political parties that have not been submitting financial statements and Annual Returns must be deregistered.
And Mr Mwila has since directed the Office of the Registrar of Societies to issue default notices to all defaulting Political Parties and Societies concerning the penalty charges.
Mr Mwila says out of the 52 registered political parties, only 26 have complied with the law while 18 political parties have defaulted.
And Mr. Mwila has further advised Political Parties and other societies to ensure that they register their branches in all provinces where they are represented in compliance with the Societies Act.
The minister has warned that those societies that will not comply with the Law risks being deregistered.
Mr. Mwila also revealed that the Office of the Registrar of Societies in collaboration with the police and other security departments would soon commence the random and vigorous Inspection of all societies across the country to ensure compliance of the Act.
This is according to a statement released by Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Moses Siwali.