- A 52-year-old woman recently went viral after pulling a gun out in the middle of an altercation with EFF members during a protest
- It is understood that the woman pointed the firearm at the EFF protestors after a heated argument in Walmer Park Shopping Centre, Port Elizabeth
- The Red Berets have pressed charges and the case is under investigation with no arrests having been made to date
The Clicks protests have taken centre stage this week as the Economic Freedom Fighters continue to confront the company over a racially offensive advert referring to African hair as 'dry and damaged'.
In a recent incident relating to the demonstrations, a woman was filmed pulling a gun out and pointing it at protestors during a heated argument with party members.
The incident in question happened at the Walmer Park Shopping Centre in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday morning, during which a 52-year-old unnamed woman can be seen pointing a firearm at protestors.
The video reveals security guards attempting to separate angered EFF women from the lady in question while other party members can be viewed following and insulting the woman.
Agitated by the situation, the woman stops walking and pulls a gun out of her jacket, pointing it at the EFF members who react by shouting at her to "Shoot!"
News24 reports that both the woman and EFF members were taken into custody with both parties refusing to open cases against the other.
However, this changed when party members returned later in the day to open a case of pointing a firearm, according to police spokesperson Colonel Priscilla Naidu.
In a statement released by the regional EFF Command Team on the incident, the party confirmed opening a criminal case against the woman:
"We are therefore opening a criminal case at the Walmer Police Station and we are making this known so that we are not later accused of being anti-white or wrong because we have never threatened the life of anyone and we will make the life of this racist, white, old women a living hell so that she becomes a lesson to many others that the EFF is not a place to think you can do such and get away with it."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Clicks had opted to close stores around the country on Wednesday in the face of continued pressure from the EFF.
The Red Berets have vowed to continue their demonstrations until the company meets their demands which include the cancellation of contracts and dismissals over the advert.
While the company has indeed cut ties with the brand responsible and confirmed action against involved employees, it remains to be seen if the EFF will be satisfied.
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