- The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are not letting up on their protests against Clicks
- The Red Berets have made sure all the pharmaceutical giant's stores closes following a racially insensitive advertisement that labelled Afro hair as 'dry and damaged'
- In a recent video, members of the EFF can be heard threatening to burn down an entire hospital because the Clicks pharmacy inside had not closed its doors
- South Africans were not happy over the footage and many questioned how the EFF could threaten to torch a medical facility where people are fighting for their lives
On Monday, the EFF kicked off a massive protest against Clicks following an advertisement that labelled African hair as 'dry and damaged'.
Julius Malema's party warned the pharmaceutical giant to close its doors or face the consequences and they were clearly not joking.
Within hours of the protest, several stores were petrol-bombed as tensions escalated. Clicks even approached the High Court with the hope of putting an end to the protests.
However, even after the Gauteng High Court granted Clicks an interdict effectively preventing the EFF from halting its operations amid threats of a week-long protest, the Red Berets continue with their mission.
On Wednesday, a video was shared on Twitter by social media user, @RomanCabanac. The clip shows EFF members threatening to burn down a hospital with a Clicks pharmacy inside.
@RomanCabanac captioned the video:
"EFF go to a hospital where there is a Clicks pharmacy. They threaten to burn the hospital down if it isn’t closed."
Take a look at the video below:
The video quickly generated over 90 000 views and many social media users dragged the EFF over their behaviour during the Clicks protests.
Mark Fish commented:
"EFF are thugs and it is embarrassing how the so called ruling party the ANC do nothing about it... I would love to challenge Julius to a boxing ring fight for charity where I will fight for all colors of SA and Julius... well whatever he opens his mouth about... Disgrace."
Twitter user, @StevenMacatsha, asked:
"Why are we as South Africans allowing these people to hold us at ransom like this???"
Another tweep, @MlunguMitch, wrote:
"If the Clicks saga has proven anything, it has proven that the EFF lacks the political maturity and the respect for democratic processes expected of a political party in a democratic South Africa. There has to be some sanction of the party itself and it's leaders for their actions!"
Social media user, @Ilenetjie, said:
"Just imagine. This is a hospital pharmacy. With patients in wards. People that require constant medical care. Have they no shame or respect for human life? Intimidation of innocent people is terrorism."
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported both Clicks and Unilever held discussions with the Economic Freedom Fighters on Thursday. The brands are both linked to the controversial advert describing African hair as 'dry and damaged', which sparked an immense uproar.
The companies requested meetings with the political party after the EFF sent venomous letters demanding that they should face the consequences of their actions.
In a letter to Unilever, owner of the TRESemmé hair products brand, the EFF warned that:
“Should we not receive a response with 24 hours, we will take the most robust action against TRESemmé with no further notice.”
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