Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing 

Source: Court defers Chamisa, Khupe row hearing – DailyNews Live

19 April 2018

BULAWAYO – The matter between MDC president Nelson Chamisa and expelled
deputy president Thokozani Khupe who are arguing over the ownership of the
party’s name and symbols has been deferred to Tuesday next week.

High Court judge justice Francis Bere deferred the matter to give himself
more time to go through arguments raised by the respective legal teams.

This was after Khupe, who is represented by Lovemore Madhuku, raised
preliminary cause which they said should be decided by the court before
the main matter is determined.

“If the preliminary points are dismissed, the lawyers will proceed to
argue the matter on the merits, which are about whether there is
infringement on the registered trademarks of the MDC by Khupe and others
or whether they are passing themselves off as the real MDC,” Lucas Nkomo,
who is part of the legal team representing the Chamisa camp, who are the
applicants in the matter, told the Daily News.

Madhuku said they were seeking to have the application dismissed since it
lacked merit. – Jeffrey Muvundusi