The EFF was back at several Clicks stores on Tuesday morning and in some cases was able to stop the stores’ doors from opening.
However, the Supreme Court has meanwhile granted Clicks an urgent interdict ordering EFF members not to intimidate or threaten Clicks ‘workers or customers, or to incite violence at Clicks’ stores.
In response, the EFF again denied any involvement in the violence during Monday’s protests. “We would like to make it clear that the EFF was not involved in the violence or ordered any violent action against the employees, customers or Clicks’ commercial operations.”
No incidents of violence, such as those that occurred in places on Monday, have been reported yet.
The party on Monday night called on its members to protest “peacefully” and that members should act in a disciplined manner.
Secretary-General Marshall Dlamini said in a video on the EFF’s official Twitter page on Monday night that the safety of Clicks’ employees and customers is a priority for the party.
The EFF went through after its protest action was linked to damage at seven stores.
Clicks confirmed in a statement that 445 of its stores had to close on Monday: 51 in the Western Cape, 92 in Kwa-Zulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape and 302 in Gauteng.