Wednesday, October 14, 2015

WC High Court dismisses ANC application challenging City logo

Mbasa Gqokoma
14 October 2015

The Western Cape High Court has dismissed an application by the African National Congress, challenging the City Of Cape Town’s logo.

The party took the municipality to court because it claims there was no public consultation process.

In dismissing the application, High Court Judge Rosheni Allie explained the ANC couldn’t bring the application on behalf of the public. Lawyers for the city also argued that only the ANC’s National Executive Committee was able to do that.

An application by ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, to be allowed to join the court action, was also turned down. The ANC will now appeal today’s decision.

ANC’s Yonela Diko says “First of all we note the judgement that has been made by Allie J, the judge. What is clearly of our significance is that the judged has decided to make a pronouncement only on the peripheral issues on whether was the ANC Western Cape or the National Executive Committee of the ANC that got authority to take this matter to court.”
 The actual merits of the case which is lack of public participation in implementation of changes in this logo, Diko concluded.



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