Jacob Mafume’s Transform Zimbabwe (TZ) has accused former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s Zimbabwe People First (ZimPF) of “stealing” its corporate blue and white colours and using the phrase “transformation” on its campaign T-shirts.
Commenting on the issue Mafume said:
Now, ZimPF has moved to the blue colour. As if that in not enough, they now use ‘transformation’, as their catchphrase. This is unacceptable! It’s clear that ZimPF is trying to take advantage of the rising TZ brand for themselves. They want to confuse the electorate and take advantage of the brand we have worked so hard to build.
However ZimPF spokesperson, Jealousy Mawarire, challenged TZ to produce patent certificates for the contested colours. Mujuru denied accusations by United States-based opposition Zimbabwe People First leader, Maxwell Zeb Shumba, that she stole his party name.