Court To Rule In ANC- MK Party Logo Standoff Case


A South African court is set to deliver judgement in a logo standoff between the ruling African National Congress (ANC) and the newly formed uMkhonto we Sizwe (MK) party, which is backed by former President Jacob Zuma.

The ANC accused the MK party of violating the country’s trademark laws by using the name and logo similar to that of the governing party’s disbanded military wing, uMkhonto weSizwe.

The ruling party believes the use of the name by the new party would lead to voter confusion in the upcoming May polls.

But the MK party denies the accusations and wants the matter to be settled by the electoral commission.

The judgement is expected to be delivered on Monday by a court in Durban and will have legal implications for the MK party’s legal use of the name and logo.

Mr Zuma, 81, is campaigning against the ANC in the elections.