JOHANNESBURG – The H&M clothing stores at Sandton City and Menlyn mall were trashed on Saturday morning.
This as the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) protested nationwide in protest against a racist sweater ad.
EFF Deputy President Floyd Shivambu congratulated members for physically confronting racism.
That @hm nonsense of a clothing store is now facing consequences for its racism. All rational people should agree that the store should not be allowed to continue operating in South Africa. Well done to Fighters who physically confronted racism. pic.twitter.com/cgdedYGoOj— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) January 13, 2018
Sandton City H&M. Right now!!! EFF boycotting "monkey" sweater. pic.twitter.com/wjjQCM9IAq— Buhle Manyathi (@B_Manyathi) January 13, 2018
Mannequins and clothes could be seen scattered on the floor and the doors of various stores were shut.
Protests are also taking at other malls nationwide, including Mall of the South, Mall of Africa, Clearwater and East Rand Mall.
- Editor’s note: This is a developing story, more details to follow