The Registrar of Societies has deregistered the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for having an “inoperative constitution”.

According to a statement issued by Ministry of Home Affairs public relations officer Nephas Chifuta, Monday, NDC ceased to exist on August 21.

Chifuta warned that all former NDC members found carrying out party activities in view of this development will be dealt with sternly.

Last week, Chishimba Kambwili pre-empted government’s plans to deregister his party. He also disclosed that his former Secretary General Mwenya Musenge would soon launch a party called Zambia Our Own Motherland (ZOOM).

More details later.