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ANC to go to court over CT logo

The party will attempt to secure an interdict to prevent the implementation of the new emblem.

The City of Cape Town's new logo and pay-off line. Picture: Mia Spies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The ANC on Thursday said plans are underway to get a court interdict to halt the implementation of the City of Cape Town's new controversial logo and tag line.

The corporate identity was made official when it was approved with a Democratic Alliance (DA) majority vote in a full city council meeting on Wednesday.

Over the past week, opposition parties and the public raised concerns about funding for the new logo.

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille once again stressed that no new budget has been allocated for this process.

The municipality spent more than R300,000 on the new design.

A city report states R8 million has been made available for rebranding.

ANC Chief Whip Xolani Sotashe says money used for a new logo could be put to better use.

"The fact that the DA has bulldozed the issue of approving the logo means now it's time for the public to act. As the ANC, we've decided to take the matter to court. As we speak, the leadership of the ANC is busy attending to the issue."

Sotashe adds the new logo will not bring any more value to people.

"Obviously, we will be making that submission and we hope that we will get back-up from the citizens. It's clear, the priorities of the City of Cape Town are different from those of the citizens."

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