Clicks to donate sanitary towels and sanitizers to informal settlements identified by the EFF

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The EFF says they are happy to announce that they have reached an agreement with retailer Clicks following discussions regarding their racist advert.

The party released a joint statement together with the store on Thursday agreeing with Unilever that the advert is offensive and racist.

They said that although the retailer refused to share names of the perpetrators, they however, told them that the director who was involved with the advert has left the company and the country.

Other staff members involved were suspended.

“Unilever has expressed remorse to all South Africans, black women in particular, for the racist TRESemm√© SA image. Unilever will withdraw TRESemm√© SA products from all retail stores for a period of 10 days as a demonstration of its remorse for the offensive and racist image,” 

“We have agreed to hold further discussions on transformation within Unilever relating to procurement, empowerment, employment equity and localisation,” said the party.

Other retailers such as Shoprite/ Checkers group and Pick’n Pay have decided to join in removing the products from their shelves.

The party added that as a sign of remorse Clicks agreed to donate 50 000 sanitary pads, 50 000 sanitizers and masks to rural and informal settlements identified by the EFF.

They have also called off all the protest nation wide with immediate effect.

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