“We have to make the lives of white racists so uncomfortable that they are on the next flight to Australia.”
This is what EFF leader Julius Malema told his supporters outside the Clicks store in the Mall of the North in Polokwane on Monday.
There was a protest in front of the store about an advertisement for hair products that appeared on Clicks’ website on Friday.
The advertisement describes the natural hair of a black woman as “dry and damaged” and the hair of a white woman as “thin and lifeless”.
“We are portrayed as ugly people. It has been going on for a very long time and it must end. It stops today with Clicks. We are tired, ”said a fiery Malema in red sweatpants, red sneakers and a red shirt.
Although he said the EFF wanted to “peacefully protest” countrywide, he said in the same breath that racism was violence and the only way to counter violence was through violence.
A petrol bomb was thrown through a window of the Clicks branch in the Cycad shopping center in Bendor in Polokwane on Monday morning. The area was cordoned off and police were deployed at the center.
“Where should I submit my doctor’s prescription now?” asked an elderly woman, who did not want to give her name, to police officers at the scene.
Malema said a few kilometers further at the Mall of the North that he did not understand why the police were deployed at Clicks branches. “They must go and catch the real criminals.”
SA Updates earlier reported that Julius Malema took part in closing stores with chains and a lock.