On Monday the Economic Freedom Fighters went on a countrywide protest against Clicks stores due to an advert that left many people angry.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has since called for the police to take action against the EFF after some for inciting violence during the protests.

"We will lay charges of incitement to violence and destruction of property against the EFF and more especially it’s leadership as made public who would welcome rioters at certain malls," DA's Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield said in a statement.

Whitfield said the party was aware of the rage and upset that was caused by the advert which depicted black hair as damaged and dry.


"EFF’s violent response is unacceptable and SAPS has a duty to act against Julius Malema and others who have made explicit statements inciting EFF members to commit criminal acts," he added.

He said the party will contact the Minister of Police, Bheki Cele, and National Police Commissioner, General Khehla Sitole, to ask what action they will be taking against Julius Malema and the EFF’s incitement to violence.

"We can never allow individuals and political parties to commit such horrific acts of vigilante violence and if SAPS fails to respond with decisive action they will be in dereliction of their duty.

"This is not the first time that Julius Malema and his quasi-revolutionaries have called for violence and the destruction of property in the name of justice," Whitfield added.

Whitfield further said the party will submit evidence to the police to ensure that the EFF does not go unpunished violent behaviour and malicious destruction of property.