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newsNews24 reports that Clicks indicated in a statement on Tuesday that it had taken a decision to close all its stores on Wednesday and then reopen on Thursday.  

The health and beauty retailer said it would use Wednesday to engage directly with store staff across the country and provide counselling and support.  The decision came after the Gauteng South High Court granted Clicks an interdict in terms of which the EFF or its supporters may not intimidate and threaten employees of Clicks working at its shops or any of its operations, intimidate and threaten Clicks' customers visiting its shops, or incite violence against the ordinary commercial operations of Clicks.  The retailer said it recognised the impact protests by EFF members have had on its staff and customers, and it was doing everything to ensure their safety and well-being.  It added that, while the cost of the rampant vandalism and looting at its stores still had to be determined, it was considering the solutions available.   Clicks also confirmed receiving a letter from the SA Human Rights Commission and was in the process of responding to it.  The commission wanted to meet with everyone involved with the racist advertisement at the centre of the protests, in order to understand how it got to be published.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Sesona Ngqakamba at News24

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