Joice Mujuru who last week renamed her political party to National People’s Party has been told to stop using the name within two weeks or face a lawsuit. Mujuru has been accused by Amos Chiseri of using his party’s name and seeking to destabilise his party.
Chiseri said he is the founder and president of National People’s Party, which he formed in 1995. He also claims that he, later on, went into a coalition with Edgar Tekere‘s Zimbabwe Unity Movement (ZUM) during the 1995 Elections. He stressed however that his party was still in existence and was negotiating to join Coalition of Democrats (CODE). In a statement Chiseri said:
The party was never dissolved and we have no plans to fold up in the near future
The new move by Mai Mujuru is shocking as she is well aware of our existence. Taking our name without even consulting us was a deliberate malicious move which will not go unchallenged.
We have also scheduled a meeting with Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC-T in a bid to join a coalition of opposition parties. Mai Mujuru’s stunt compromises our party in these coalition talks.
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