Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa wish to have his political party registered has again hit a setback.
This time around, the Registrar of Societies has rejected Mr Sampa’s application to change the name of his party from the deregistered Democratic Front to the United Democratic Front.
Chief Registrar of Societies Thandiwe Mhende announced in an interview that Mr Sampa’s application was rejected in accordance with the Section 9 of the Societies Act.
“Yes I can confirm that my office did receive an application to register the United Democratic Front but we later on realised that another political party under the name United Democratic Front was in the process of registration which meant that we would have two parties using the same acronym which is against the provisions of Section 9 of the Societies Act,” Ms Mhende explained.
Ms. Mhende also revealed that Mr Sampa has now applied under a new name the People’s Democratic Front (PDF).