Former Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste, accused of being the mastermind behind SA’s biggest fraud case, shot himself fatally on Thursday to avoid handing himself over for arrest, sources have confirmed. 

Jooste was CEO of multinational furniture retailer Steinhoff when it created fictitious offshore shell companies to inflate profits and hide losses...

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