Chaos broke out at several Clicks stores across the country on Monday, September 7 as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lived up to their promise of causing disruption unless their demands are met by the retailing giant. This includes having all Clicks stores remain closed for at least five days.

Members of the political party were mobilised to protest at Clicks locations, including the V&A Waterfront in the Western Cape, Mall of the North in Polokwane,  Mall of Africa in Midrand, Menlyn Mall in Tshwane, Highveld Mall in Emalahleni, Goodwood Shopping Centre in Cape Town, Cycad Shopping Centre in Polokwane, Sandton City in Sandton. A Clicks in Witbank was also petrol bombed on Monday, but according to EFF leader Julius Malema, the party did not make use of petrol bombs.

“We wrote a letter to Clicks asking them peacefully not to open and they refused. We are here to teach them a lesson,” Malema said during an impromptu address at a Polokwane Clicks. “We are no longer going to accept any apology which is not accompanied by justice. We need justice, not an apology.”

According to the EFF’s Twitter, members have been told to prepare for another day of mobilisation on Tuesday, September 8. The party is determined to continue protesting at Clicks stores until it “learns its lesson”.

*This is a developing story.

Picture: Twitter/EFF

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Lucinda Dordley

Lucinda is a hard news writer who occasionally dabbles in lifestyle writing, and recent journalism graduate. She is a proud intersectional feminist, and is passionate about actively creating a world which is free of discrimination and inequality.