The Commercial Division of the High Court has dismissed an injunction which musician Evans Zangazanga, popularly known as Piksy, obtained against Everest Industries, over the name of bottled water branded ‘Moyo Madzi’.
Piksy obtained the injunction, alleging that ‘Moyo Madzi’ was passing off as his product called ‘Moyo Natural Spring Water’.
But Judge Michael Mtambo has, in his ruling made on Friday, ordered that Everest Industries can continue producing, bottling and selling ‘Moyo Madzi’.
Lawyer representing Everest Industries Edward Chagalamuka Banda said he was satisfied with the ruling.
“We are not surprised that the case has ended this way,” Banda said.
Piksy’s lawyer Felemont Banda said he could not comment on the issue because his client had not authorised him to.
“The substantive matter is still pending before the court. Until the substantive matter is determined, we do not have instructions from our client to comment on the court’s ruling,” he said.
Meanwhile, Everest Industries General Manager Aditya Gadhvi has said they are happy that they were free to resume production.
“We are happy that production of the water will resume. We hope to meet the demand for the water, which had piled up following the injunction,” Gadhvi said.