MPs call for Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste and accomplices behind bars

MPs call for Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste and accomplices behind bars

The Steinhoff scandal made its way back into Parliament today, with MPs calling for the arrest of those implicated. Members of Parliament felt that law enforcement was taking too long to prosecute CEO Markus Jooste and his accomplices.

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Members of Parliament are demanding answers on the Steinhoff scandal, with various committee members calling for the arrest of CEO Markus Jooste and his accomplices.

According to IOL, MPs felt law enforcement agencies were taking their time as far as prosecuting those responsible was concerned.

Today the board of the company answered to Parliament as to the progress made since the last update a few months ago. MPs were unconvinced, with some saying they felt nothing had been done to put Jooste behind bars.

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Steinhoff had lost billions in one of the biggest South African corporate scandals, losing 95% of its worth in late 2017.

Briefly.co.za gathered that MPs were horrified that, despite the magnitude of the damage, Jooste was still a free man and not paying for his part in the collapse of the company.

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Nthabiseng Khunou, of the ANC, said that law enforcement was dragging their feet, claiming that people responsible were still employed by Steinhoff.

The DA's Alf Lees called for prosecution of those implicated should immediately begin, as it had been more than a year since the events had transpired, but progress was yet to be made

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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