Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste has agreed to appear before parliament on September 5. He will face questions by members of parliament’s finance, trade and industry, public accounts, and public service and administration committees about the collapse of the global furniture retailer, in his first public pronouncements since he resigned from Steinhoff in December last year. Jooste has kept a very low profile and not said anything publicly about the collapse of the group since he left. Jooste’s departure was prompted by the revelation of accounting irregularities in the group which precipitated a dramatic slide in the Steinhoff share price. The questions by MPs have been strictly circumscribed however in terms of an agreement reached between Jooste, acting secretary to parliament Penelope Tyawa and finance committee chairman Yunus Carrim in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday before acting justice Deidre Kusevitsky. In terms of the agreement of court, Tyawa agreed to withdrew th...

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