Shoprite’s lawyers said on Friday the Competition Commission’s unprecedented attempt to hold it liable for up to R15bn for subsidiary Computicket’s alleged anticompetitive behaviour was a "transparent attempt" to grab more money.

Computicket and Shoprite are facing joint charges by the commission for allegedly breaching competition law with three year-long exclusivity agreements with event organisers, which ensured Computicket was the sole seller of tickets for festivals and concerts.

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