More protests planned over SA racist advert

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South Africa’s opposition figure Julius Malema has called for more protests to demand that beauty company Clicks closes all outlets for five days over a racist advert.

Protests on Monday led by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leader led to the closure of more than 400 outlets of the company.

Several outlets were vandalised as protesters called for their closure.

Clicks had published a hair advert on its website that described African hair as dry and damaged while white hair was described as fine and normal.

The advert was pulled out and the company apologised and said it had suspended those who were involved.

EFF has called for the names of those behind the advert to be published and they be sacked from their positions.

The government has urged protesters not to damage property.