EFF threatens to shut down all Clicks stores across the country for the whole week
The EFF has threatened to shut down all clicks stores from Monday to Friday this week because of the advert on Clicks website which went viral on Friday.
The advert had pictures of four women- two blacks and two white. The advert described the hair of the two black women as “dry and damaged” and “frizzy and dull”, while the description for the white women’s hair was “fine and flat” and “normal”.
“Fighters, tomorrow all of us in the morning, we are reporting to the nearest clicks store to ensure that the directive of the EFF is implemented”, said the EFF secretary-general Marshall Dlamini in a video statement on Sunday.
The EFF secretary-general said Clicks workers must stay at home from today the 7th until Friday the 12th because the stores will be closed and shoppers of Clicks must find other alternatives shops, he also added that they are making these call that racism must not find comfort in South Africa. On Sunday Ramsunder released a statement saying he was “deeply disappointed that we allowed insensitive and offensive images to be published on our website.”
“We appeal to all stakeholders to engage with us so that we redress actions to demonstrate our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We will take necessary precautionary steps to ensure the safety and well-being of our customers and our employees. This includes dealing with the threat of the disruption of our business activities and intimidation of our customers and employees,” Ramsunder added
Dlamini told News24 on Monday morning that the party would go ahead with its protest action at Clicks stores.