The trade union Cosatu also noted in a statement the EFF’s nationwide campaign against Clicks stores.
“We join other organizations that have condemned the naked racism of Clicks and feel that their apology was half-hearted and inadequate.”
“Racism cannot be tolerated in a country where many martyrs have paid the highest price in the fight against apartheid and in dismantling the racist regime. All businesses and institutions should understand that there is a price they will pay if they continue to promote white supremacy and racism. “
The trade union supports efforts to purge the South African society of racism and white arrogance.
“While supporting the campaign to discipline white capital and eradicate systematic racism – which still treats black people like second-class citizens in their own country – we condemn the violence and thuggery that led to the firebomb of some shops.”
Cosatu described the burning of shops as “pure crime” and said it would punish the workers.
“Injustice and racism must be fought vigorously without fail, but anarchy and violence undermine and delegitimize the valid fight against racism and take the focus away from racists,” the statement said.