The judgement for the urgent High Court chamber application over the use of the MDC-T party symbol and name by Advocate Nelson Chamisa’s camp against Dr Thokozani Khupe’s faction has been set for Tuesday next week.
Khupe and Chamisa appeared before the Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Martin Makonese. Through her lawyers TJ Mabhikwa and Partners, Khupe opposed Chamisa’s application seeking an order to stop her, Mr Abednico Bhebhe and Gutu, from “unlawfully exploiting and abusing its registered MDC-T trademark, symbols and signs.”
Through his lawyers Artherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners, Chamisa said according to the parliament’s mandate, Khupe is not obliged to conduct a congress as she is expected to get clearance from the parliament’s secretariat. Khupe’s lawyer, Professor Lovemore Madhuku, argued that Chamisa’s lawyers did not submit the MDC-T party’s constitution during the urgent application to the chamber claiming that they knew that Dr Khupe was the legitimate leader of the party.