Young African Leaders Initiative YALI has denounced Attorney General Mumba Malila’s move to appeal against the High Court judgment which quashed the decision by Chief Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki to de-register the opposition MMD.
YALI Board Chairperson Andrew Ntwetwe is against the idea describing it as dictatorial.
Mr. Ntwewe says YALI believes in a democratic system of governance where political parties have to co-exist through a ballot hence any underhand methods of removing other political parties from the system are not welcome.
Mr. Ntwewe says every political party must be free to exist and operate independently as provided for in the constitution.
He says the Attorney General should have allowed the Registrar of Societies sort out the issue with the MMD in an amicable manner as opposed to appealing against the High Court Ruling himself.
Attorney General Mumba Malila has instructed his chambers to appeal against the High Court judgment which quashed the decision by Chief Registrar of Societies Clement Andeleki to de-register the opposition MMD.
Mr Malila said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that it was vital in a case of such nature to seek a final ruling in the Supreme Court.
Lusaka High Court Judge Jane Kabuka on Thursday quashed the decision to de-register the former ruling party, saying the move was excessive and irrational.
But Mr. Malila said he would proceed with the appeal today.
Mr Andeleki said in a separate interview that the judgment had the capacity to set a bad precedent which would make it difficult for his office to collect revenue from defaulting political parties.
And Mr. Ntwewe has maintained that the Chief Registrar of Societies resigns as his name lies in question currently.