Fast food chain Nando's is to meet ANC treasurer Mathews Phosa and
Youth League leader Julius Malema on Thursday after the youth league
threatened "militant action" unless the chain's "disgusting"
advertisements were withdrawn, writes Ella Smook in the Cape Argus.
Nando's spokesperson Sylvester Chauke said that they were puzzled by the threats, because in an article in Sowetan on Tuesday Malema seemed to suggest he was not offended by the advertisement.
'I have commissioned lawyers to look into the whole thing'
Sowetan said Malema had told the paper he was "not offended" and that he added with "a broad smile", "I have commissioned lawyers to look into the whole thing. I want to see if I can negotiate a share of my royalties from their profits."
But Malema was not smiling when he was contacted for comment on Tuesday and said that he agreed with the youth league statement.
The league called for the immediate withdrawal of the television and radio advertisements, which used "cheap satire to undermine electoral politics in South Africa".
It said its lawyers were investigating what legal action could be taken, and Nando's was warned to withdraw the ad immediately.
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