YCLSA boycotts Pick 'n Pay

2013-12-14 09:02


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Johannesburg - The Young Communist League of SA on Saturday 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," spokesperson 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.

According to a Fin24 report, Pick 'n Pay chief executive Richard Brasher said in a statement on Thursday that the group will donate all profits made on the day of Mandela's funeral to charitable causes.

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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