Despite court order, EFF vows to continue protests against Clicks

The retail pharmacy company approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop the disruption and intimidation of its staff and customers.

Public safety officers and police watch EFF members protest outside a Clicks store at the Sandton City shopping centre in Johannesburg on 7 September 2020. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Tuesday said that they would intensify their efforts to ensure that Clicks stores did not operate, despite an interim court interdict in favour of the retailer.

The retail pharmacy company approached the High Court in Johannesburg on an urgent basis to stop the disruption and intimidation of its staff and customers.

This comes in the wake of Clicks publishing a racist TRESemmé hair advert on its website, which described natural black hair as “damaged, dry and frizzy.” The company had since apologised.

The High Court ordered the red berets to refrain from intimidating, threatening, and inciting violence after several stores were vandalised and forced to close.

EFF national spokesperson Vuyani Pambo said party members should continue to protest at Clicks outlets.

“We have not engaged in or commissioned any violence against employees, customers, or commercial operations. It should be clear to Clicks that the court has not declared the protest illegal and according, the lawful and peaceful protests continue until Friday,” Pambo said.

The party’s secretary-general Marshal Dlamini said the EFF would abide by the court’s interdict.

WATCH: ‘Clicks must go to hell’ – EFF protest against store’s racist advert



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