Johannesburg – Police have confirmed that rubber bullets were used to disperse protestors wearing EFF regalia at the East Rand Mall on Saturday. Ultimatum H&M withdraws 'monkey' hoodie after black child ad outrage Protests also hit H&M in Cape Town However, shortly after H&M's HR manager Randall April read out the formal apology relating to the advert to the protestors, which was issued by H&M international on January 9, Joseph was quick to voice his disappointment. H&M's full apology here Gauteng shopping centres “business as usual” Sandton City Shopping Centre confirms that after the engagement with the team leaders of EFF the protest has been dissipated and the centre is now trading as normal. (1/2)— Sandton City (@SandtonCity) January 13, 2018“We would like to assure our customers that the safety and security of all shoppers and tenants is of paramount importance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Sandton City remains open for trade as normal,” they tweeted.We would like to assure our customers that the safety and security of all shoppers and tenants is of paramount importance and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. (2/2)— Sandton City (@SandtonCity) January 13, 2018 Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Management also confirmed the protest action at H&M store, saying that the safety and security of their customers, staff and tenants was of utmost importance, and the affected area has been secured by the South African Police Serves (SAPS).Menlyn Park Shopping Centre Management confirms protest action at our H&M store, today 13 January 2018 .— Menlyn Park (@MenlynSA) January 13, 2018“The rest of the mall is trading as usual,” they tweeted.