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Clicks closes stores due to looting and vandalism of stores

According to the retailer, a complete of 279 stores closed and 52 stores broken thus far nationwide. as well as, 106 vaccination websites had been closed throughout the nation. It mentioned it strongly condemned vandalism and looting.

Businesses and buying malls have been looted by protesters in KZN and Gauteng, claiming that they’re protesting as a result of former president Jacob Zuma was jailed. The ongoing violence began in KZN within the wake of Zuma beginning to serve his 15-month sentence for contempt of courtroom. The unrest rapidly unfold to the nation’s business hub of Gauteng.

Clicks strongly condemn the vandalism and looting of stores at buying centres and distribution centres throughout South Africa.

As a end result of the protest motion, Clicks has had to shut all 110 of its stores in KZN, and 130 stores in Gauteng, with a complete of 279 stores closed and 52 stores broken thus far, nationwide.

Clicks is a pharmacy, well being, and magnificence retailer with 760 stores and over 600 in-store pharmacies.

“The disruption of services means affected Clicks stores will be temporarily unable to administer vaccinations and provide medication to customers, along with public sector medicine pick-up points being temporarily unavailable.

“Contingency plans are being put in place to present various preparations for supply of persistent treatment and rescheduling of vaccinations, the place potential,“ the company mentioned.

It mentioned the fee of damages to stores continues to be being decide, given the continuing unrest.

Meanwhile, Dis-chem one other retailer, which has 20 stores all through KZN, additionally introduced on Twitter that it will be closing all its pharmacies, vaccination websites, and drive-through testing amenities on Monday.

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