Cape Town - Activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction (BDS) movement bombarded the directors of Woolworths with questions at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), calling for them to abort all trade with Israel.
Members of the #BoycottWoolworths campaign and the National Coalition 4 Palestine all bought single shares in Woolworths Holdings Limited in order to get entry to the company’s AGM which was held at the Cape Town head office, yesterday.
The shareholder-activists also had the backing of long time Woolworths Holding Limited shareholders who gave them their proxies with a mandate to support the campaign.
The AGM started with the group of shareholder-activists introducing themselves to the board of directors. The BDS group had prepared a list 30 questions to be put to the board of directors.
But the meeting soon got out of hand when the chairman Simon Susman refused to give the group time for questions.