- EFF leader Floyd Shivambu said none of the chain's stores should open until the names of those who involved commissioning a racist hair advert are made public.
- He said the store should lose profits.
- Shivambu assured Clicks workers that they would benefit from the protest action in the long run.
EFF leader Floyd Shivambu says Clicks should lose profits as a result of a racist advert published on the retail chain's website last week.
Speaking at protest outside the Sandton City branch in Johannesburg on Monday, Shivambu also said the party would not stop protesting outside stores until the chain disclosed the names of the people involved in commissioning the advert.
"They must disclose the names of all the people involved in commissioning that racist advert and they must disclose the name of the company that did that advert," Shivambu said.
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"They must show evidence that they've taken action against everyone that is involved in doing so, and unless they do that, Clicks will not open in all parts of South Africa."
Shivambu added that Clicks should not be allowed to continue trading as if nothing happened.
"They must lose profits because of their racism," he said.
"They are actually very lucky that we had the planned protest which we announced before we came. They should ask what happened to H&M when we took action against them for racism. There were a lot of consequences."
Shivambu warned that if Clicks stores opened, the protests would continue.
"There is not going to be any opening of any store by Clicks that we know [of]. If they open, we enter. There won't be any shopping that will happen in Clicks."
He assured Clicks workers that they would benefit from these protests in the long run.
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