AFM Drama continues: Rev Madawo Sues Rev Chiangwa Over the church name

Factions of the troubled Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) church have resumed their battles at the courts once again, just weeks after the Supreme Court resolved the issue of leadership.

H-Metro reports that AFM in Zimbabwe president Reverend Amon Madawo filed an urgent application at the High Court to stop Reverend Cossam Chiangwa’s splinter church from using the name “Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe” arguing that it may mislead congregants. Reverend Madawo also wants the AFM Of Zimbabwe to be interdicted from using the AFM logo and symbols.

In the urgent application filed at the High Court, Reverend Amon Madawo says in part,

“The temporary interdict is sought to interdict the church; from using a logo that is identical and /or similar to the AFM in Zimbabwe’s registered trademark in respect of church meetings and gatherings…
“From using the name ‘Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe’ which is similar to the applicant’s name ‘Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe.
“The use of the former amounts to a misrepresentation that is likely to mislead the public and the AFM in Zimbabwe’s congregants into believing that its church is similar to that of AFM of Zimbabwe,”

This comes just after weeks after Reverend Madawo and his leadership emerged victorious at the Supreme Court following a protracted legal fight for the control of the church which started in 2018.