Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste is to be summonsed to appear before a parliamentary hearing on the developments within the group. This was decided by the four parliamentary committees — finance, trade and industry, public accounts, and public service and administration — that on Wednesday held a hearing on Steinhoff. The summons follows Jooste’s refusal to appear voluntarily at the two hearings the committees have so far held. His reasons are that he resigned as CEO on December 6 and therefore cannot make a meaningful contribution; and that he is facing investigation by the Financial Services Board and the Hawks. Former Steinhoff chief financial officer Ben le Grange is to be given 10 days to agree to attend a hearing of the committees in mid-August, or he too will be issued with a summons. He refused, via a letter from his attorney, to attend Wednesday’s hearing on the grounds that he had not been given sufficient notice. Finance committee chairman Yunus Carrim said the concerns...

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