Police removed three people from the Walmer Park shopping centre on Tuesday morning following an argument that saw a 52-year-old woman pull out a gun and point it at protestors outside Clicks.
The protests came after the EFF embarked on a nationwide campaign to shut the retailer’s outlets as anger mounted over a racially charged advertisement the company had placed on its website.
The hair-care advert described the hair of two African women as “dry, damaged, frizzy and dull”, while describing two white women’s hair as “colour-treated, fine, flat and normal”.
The argument was caught on video by a shopper who did not want to be named.
When the video starts, a group of about four protestors, a grey-haired woman and her elderly shopping companion are seen with four security guards standing between them.
It is not clear what started the initial altercation but as tempers flare, a woman can be heard shouting: “Go back to Europe.”
The grey-haired woman’s voice is indistinct but after she says something to the group a woman can be heard shouting.
“Take out your gun, take out your gun.”
The grey-haired woman promptly pulls a gun out of her pink body-warmer and points it directly at the group before being hustled off by security guards as a man and a woman are heard saying: “Shoot, shoot.”
The three people were removed from the parking lot after a further argument erupted.