A Clicks store in Witbank has allegedly been petrol bombed amid threats of a shutdown and mass protest from the Economic Freedom Front (EFF). The protest action follows after social media backlash over an advertisement Clicks posted to their website brandishing black, natural hair, as ‘dry and damaged’.
On Sunday, September 6 the EFF issued demands that Clicks release the names of all companies, Clicks managers, directors and employees involved in making the advertisement and dismiss them with immediate effect. They threatened to shut down all Clicks stores until demands were met.
Clicks Witbank petrol bombed. pic.twitter.com/XF07POyMET
— Yusuf Abramjee (@Abramjee) September 7, 2020
Another store in Alberton has been set alight.
EFF supports are gathering outside Clicks stores across the country.
As promised,Malema has touched the grounds of Clicks at Mall of the North in Polokwane,Limpopo. pic.twitter.com/5Ppoab1j8m
— JiKaLive (@JikaLive) September 7, 2020
— CapricornFM News (@CapricornFMNews) September 7, 2020
— Natasha Nokuthula Phiri (@NatashaN_Phiri) September 7, 2020
SABC News reports that the Goodwood Mall has been closed following a silent protesters by EFF supporters who have blocked the entrance to the store.
In a tweet, the EFF stated their plan to continue this shutdown until Friday, September 11.
Picture:Twitter/ Yusuf Abramjee