Mutasa and Gumbo given two weeks to drop "Zimbabwe People First" name or face lawsuit

6 years ago
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 08:43:55 GMT
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Mutasa and Gumbo given two weeks to drop "Zimbabwe People First" name or face lawsuit

Opposition party leaders Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo have been given two weeks to drop the name Zimbabwe People First.  They have been threatened with a lawsuit, in the case that they do not comply.  The stop and desist order came from United States based Maxwell Shumba, who is a former advisor to Morgan Tsvangirai.  Shumba claims that he registered his party with ZEC in 2015, before Mutasa and his compatriots rebranded under that name.

An excerpt of a letter from Shumba’s lawyer Happy Tsara to Mutasa and copied to ZEC, reads:

However we have noted that Mrs Mujuru has abandoned the use of that name due to reasons best known to her and to yourselves but we note that your colleagues and yourself have continued to campaign and sell your party using the name Zimbabwe People First/Zimbabwe First/People First.

…By this letter we kindly request for your written undertaking to stop using the name Zimbabwe People First/ People First within 14 days from the date of this letter failing which we shall be left with no option but to approach the High Court for an interdict against your party and yourself

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