Communist League boycotts Pick n Pay for not closing for Madiba’s funeral

2013-12-14 09:28

The Young Communist League of SA (YCLSA) said it was supporting a call to boycott Pick n Pay.

“We are disappointed that Pick n Pay has not heeded the call not to trade tomorrow in honour of the late president Nelson Mandela,” spokesperson Khaya Xaba said today in a statement.

“Pick n Pay is choosing profit over mourning this gallant hero of our liberation struggle.”

He said workers were not being allowed to pay their last respects to Mandela.

The YCLSA applauded the decision by Checkers, JD Group, Edcom, and other retailers who heeded a call not to open stores tomorrow.

Mandela died last Thursday at his home in Houghton, Joburg, at the age of 95.

His body will be flown from Air Force Base Waterkloof in Pretoria to Eastern Cape later this morning.

He will be buried in Qunu, where he spent most of his childhood, tomorrow.

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