Clicks demands that EFF cancel shutdown
Clicks attorneys have issued a letter on September 6th, calling upon the EFF to cancel the planned protest against Clicks.
The EFF has planned to shut down all Clicks Stores across the country from Monday, 7th of September to Friday 11th of September, as they did not find their apology to be genuine.
This follows after Clicks received a backlash over an advert that was said to be racially discriminatory. In the advert, African women’s hair was described as “dry, damaged, frizzy and dull”, compared to that of white women which was described as “colour-treated, fine, flat and normal”.
Clicks lawyers warned that EFF’s “violence” will not only affect the employees, but the customers as well.
“The threats to shut down our client’s stores cannot be taken lightly, particularly given the overtures in relation to the safety of our client’s employees and its customers, some of which include the elderly,” read the letter.
The lawyers also outlined that the shutdown of the stores will have a bad effect on people who depend on Clicks for their medication.