ANC Plans to Appeal High Court Ruling on uMkhonto weSizwe Name and Logo

ANC Plans to Appeal High Court Ruling on uMkhonto weSizwe Name and Logo

  • ANC Secretary Fikile Mbalula confirmed the ruling party's decision to appeal the High Court judgment regarding the use of the uMkhonto weSizwe name and logo
  • Mbalula said the ANC believes the MK party is infringing on their intellectual property and misleading the public
  • South Africans expressed varied opinions, with some urging the ruling party to prioritise national issues over legal battles with the MK party
Jacob Zuma's party will face another court battle said Fikile Mbalula
Jacob Zuma at an MK party rally and Fikile Mbalula during a press conference. Image: Emmanuel Croset and David Harrison
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JOHANNESBURG — The African National Congress (ANC) is not backing down in its fight over the uMkhonto weSizwe name and logo.

ANC headed back to court

Following a High Court ruling in favour of Jacob Zuma's party, the ANC is gearing up for an appeal.

ANC Secretary Fikile Mbalula stated that the MK party's use of ANC trademarks constitutes a breach of intellectual property rights.

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He added that the ANC's appeal isn't just about logos, but about safeguarding the party's legacy, reported IOL.

Mixed reactions from South Africans

As the decision spread, South Africans offered a range of responses on social media. While some support the party's stance on protecting its trademarks, others are questioning the party's priorities.

Read a few comments below:

Lugo IBakhulu said:

"I saw it coming. I think they have a credible case."

Philip Backer mentioned:

"Stop worrying about small things like this, and start fixing the country's problems!"

Mangaliso Mangy wrote:

"The ANC is giving Zuma free platforms and media coverage to continue spreading the message of his Umkhonto WeSixwe party."

Lebohang Napo suggested:

"Let it go ous Fikile. Have these idiots not noticed the amount of work they're doing for MK's election campaign?"

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Lebo Mthabela posted:

"ANC is always focusing on the non-essentials."

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Source: Briefly News

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