The ANC won't leave COPE alone.
So let's see then - Are you likely to confuse the name COPE with the ANC?The African National Congress (ANC) has filed an urgent high court application to stop a breakaway movement from using the name Congress of the People (Cope), Cope's attorney, Deon Bouwer, confirmed on Wednesday.
He said the ANC had asked the head of the Pretoria High Court, Judge Jerry Shongwe, for a hearing in the week of December 8 to 12, only days ahead of Cope's Bloemfontein founding conference.
Bouwer said the ANC had also joined the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) as a respondent, seeking to prevent it from registering Cope as a party name.
He said the ANC had abandoned its claim that it held the sole right to the use of Congress of the People on the basis of its involvement in the 1955 gathering at Kliptown.
Now it was arguing that the name would lead to confusion between parties.
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