About a week after the racial scandal over Clicks’ hair ad, a director of the group resigned.
According to a statement issued by the Clicks group, Nonkululeko Gobodo resigned as non-executive director with immediate effect on Monday.
The Clicks group says in its statement that she cited “personal reasons” as a decision for her resignation.
David Nurek, Clicks’ chairman, thanked Gobodo for her valuable insights and contribution to the board and audit and risk committee over the past three years.
“We wish her well for the future,” says Nurek.
As previously reported , Clicks ended up in the soup after placing a TRESemmé ad on his website referring to different women’s different hair types. In the ad, the captions “frizzy & dull” and “dry & damaged” are used in the photos of black women’s natural hair, while the captions “fine & flat” and “normal” are used in photos of white women’s hair.
A race riot erupted over the ad, followed by protests that brought numerous Clicks stores to a standstill last week.
Clicks announced last Tuesday that it would remove TRESemmé hair products from the shelves of its stores and instead expand its range of local hair care products. All employees who were responsible for publishing the ad were also suspended.