The Democratic Party (DP) has condemned the deregistration of the National Democratic Congress Party (NDC) by the Registrar of Societies.
DP Spokesperson Judith Kabemba says the decision taken by the Patriotic Front government is a recipe for dictatorship.
Ms Kabemba has wondered why the PF government is so scared of leaving Statehouse in 2021 to the extent of resorting to deregistering opposition political parties in the country.
She says the deregistration of the NDC is part of plans aimed at getting rid of all competition before 2021 general election.
Ms Kabemba states that PF should realise that NDC President Chishimba Kambwili is a Zambian who should be allowed to exercise his democratic right of belonging to any political party without fear or intimidation.