Kalaba was the PF minister of foreign affairs but In January 2018 resigned citing rampant corruption in the regime.
Though he remained in PF but in name only and in order to avoid causing an unnecessary by-election in Bahati, Kalaba intends to stand as president during the next elections.
Kalaba has refused to join any existing opposition parties raising speculation that he would register his own.
But given the poisoned environment, witch-hunt and hatred Edgar Lungu has created in Zambia, Kalaba can’t just go and register a political party. He has to use other people.
But his attempt to register a party named ‘Zambian Democrats’ using agents has been rejected.
The registrar of societies has simply told Kalaba’s agents led by one Mark Ngoma that their application is unsuccessful