Julius Malema says he will not apologise for EFF’s H&M protest

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has refused to apologise for the damage caused by protesters from his party to H&M stores across South Africa.

Members of the EFF began vandalising stores and leaving them trashed on Saturday. Malls in Gauging and Cape Town were ransacked following the retailers ‘racist’ advert.

The advert resulted in the retailer receiving huge criticism, the group issued a full scale apology for the ad and took the hoodie down.


However, sorry wasn’t good enough for those in EFF regalia. Nor did it suffice for Malema.

Speaking at an EFF ground forces forum in Westenburg in Polokwane, Malema addressed the issue yesterday shortly after it had unfolded. He stated that the dignity of black people ‘is not something to joke about’.

“No one should make jokes about the dignity of black people and is left unattended to. We make no apology about what the fighters did today against that store called H&M.”

“We are not going to allow anyone to use the colour of our skin to humiliate us, to exclude us. We’re black we are proud, we are black we are beautiful. We are black and we are not ashamed of being black.”

There will be an increased police presence in malls across Gauteng and Cape Town on Sunday, with all H&M stores remaining temporarily closed until further notice.
[Source: EWN]

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