Choppies' troubles reach tipping point

Festus Mogae. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Festus Mogae. PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Choppies’ long drawn out woes deepened this week with the regional grocer announcing it planned to pull out of South Africa.

This, while the eagerly awaited forensic and legal reports laid more damning allegations against directors for the hole the group finds itself in.

In addition, former president, Festus Mogae, who has chaired the pan-African group since 2008, also announced a plan to step down once the group’s 2018 full year results are released, a development expected in the next six to eight weeks.

Editor's Comment
Masisi should avoid diplomatic tensions

Mokgweetsi Masisi’s recent spats regarding the supposed involvement of Eswatini and South Africa in accommodating former president Ian Khama have sparked concerns about the potential ramifications on diplomatic relations. While transparency is valued, it must be accompanied by strategic communication to mitigate unintended consequences.President Masisi’s comments during a diplomatic heads meeting have drawn attention to the delicate balance...

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