- The EFF has delivered on its promise to shut Clicks stores down after it labelled Afro hair as 'dry and damaged'
- Several of the pharmaceutical retail giant's stores have already been petrol-bombed by angry protesters
- Photos of the damage were posted online and it left South Africans divided; some felt the EFF's actions were wrong while others applauded them
On Sunday, Julius Malema warned Clicks stores about a mass protest following the pharmaceutical retail giant's 'racist' advertisement on its website and things have gotten out of hand.
The Red Berets' ground forces showed up in large numbers across the country to shut Clicks stores down and the protests have taken a violent turn. Several photos were posted online showing various stores in Gauteng that have been petrol-bombed during protesting.
Yusuf Abramjee shared some of the images on his Twitter page, revealing the Clicks store in Witbank had been bombed.
Take a look at the post below:
Abramjee revealed a couple hours later that another Clicks store in Polokwane was also petrol-bombed.
South Africans were left with opposing views on the incidents, some slamming the EFF while others hailed them heroes for standing up against a racist practice.
Renaldo Gouws wrote:
"So it starts. First reported case of a Clicks store being petrol-bombed. I hope that Malema is ready for the pending legal action. The EFF is going to have to pay a lot of money for this one."
Twitter user, @Mthobisimag, commented:
"This is why the EFF will never rule SA. Not in a million years."
Another tweep, @Capebunting, added:
"Malema should be criminally charged."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported the Economic Freedom Fighters announced the arrival of leader Julius Malema at the Mall of the North on Monday morning.
The weekend saw the battle between the political party and Clicks over an offensive advert dubbing African hair as 'dry and damaged' escalating to new levels. The party had issued a list of demands and given the company 24 hours take action but the EFF was not impressed by the 'condescending' response.
The EFF had pledged to embark on a week-long national protest outside of over 880 branches. However, lawyers for the company had warned against shutting stores down, highlighting that an apology had been issued in the wake of the scandal. Nevertheless, the EFF remains as determined as ever to ensure revenge for the offence responding to the lawyers in a statement.
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