Ndlozi comes for Lesufi: Controversial Woolworths bag sparks spat

Ndlozi comes for Lesufi: Controversial Woolworths bag sparks spat

- Woolworths has come under fire after selling a bag a little too close to the old South African flag for comfort

- The retail chain issued an apology and pulled the plug on the product, but Gauteng ANC MEC Panyaza Lesufi wasn't buying what they were selling

- EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says that Lesufi shouldn't be talking about 'apartheid symbols'

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Woolworths had carved out a fair bit of trouble for themselves with a bag in the colours of the apartheid flag.

The company issued an apology after a photo went viral, revealing that they would no longer be selling the item:

“[We] offer our sincerest apologies to all our South African customers. It is never our intention to cause offence and we have decided to discontinue sales of this item."

READ ALSO: Panyaza Lesufi refuses to forget apartheid, South Africa reacts

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi rejected the apology, telling the company to 'keep your sorry':

“Please don’t undermine our collective power to take this battle back to you."

Economic Freedom Fighters spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi chimed in that the ANC politician shouldn't comment on the situation:

“Chief, for 25 years your government hasn’t changed apartheid street names, symbols, statues [and] monuments? Surely [Woolworths] takes it from you [and the Gauteng ANC] that it’s fine to keep apartheid symbols in public [on] celebratory display!”

Briefly.co.za reported that Lesufi had come out in strong opposition of the continued legacy of oppression, spearheading changes to names that honoured apartheid-era leaders, including roads and schools.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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