TV crew chased away by EFF at Cape Town Clicks protest

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An eNCA reporter and cameraman were chased away from covering a protest at Clicks in Goodwood Mall by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday morning.

The EFF descended on the mall in Cape Town as part of a nationwide call to shutdown all Clicks stores following outrage over an offensive hair advert that portrayed black hair as "dry and damaged".

EFF chairperson Veronica Mente was about to address reporters waiting for comment on their demand that shops countrywide close.

As she approached the wall of media who had been reporting on the EFF members shielding the Clicks store doors, she demanded that eNCA leave first.

She said eNCA had refused to cover their elective conference last year, so the broadcaster had to leave before she would speak.

"Go, go, go," said Mente. "You thought you were being dramatic."

A group of EFF supporters who had been standing at the door came from around the side and a scuffle ensued with the cameraman.

He and the reporter were hounded out in an angry exchange.

A small police contingent helped break up the scuffle.

READ HERE | Clicks advert row: Customers fume over depicting natural black hair as 'dry, damaged'

Some reporters on the scene left in solidarity with the two reporters.

Earlier in the day, a small group of EFF supporters in Cape Town stood in front of the doors at the Goodwood Clicks mall preventing trading.

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