- 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'
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."
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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