Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste sees the retailer’s claim for more than R850m against him as “vague and embarrassing”.

The owner of Poundland in the UK and Pep stores throughout Africa said in June that it would look to claw back base salaries, bonuses and other incentives paid to Jooste since 2009, because of his role in the accounting crisis that triggered the retailer’s near-collapse.

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