Young Communists to boycott Pick 'n Pay

By Drum Digital
14 December 2013

The Young Communist League of SA 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 [Sunday] in honour of the late president Nelson Mandela," spokesman Khaya Xaba said 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 shops on Sunday.

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

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

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

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