Steinhoff has applied to have its former CEO Markus Jooste joined as a third party to a court case brought against Steinhoff by the former owners of Tekkie Town.
According to court papers seen by Fin24, the application was launched in the Cape High Court on Friday.
Jooste has ten days to indicate whether he wants to oppose the matter and then a further 20 days to submit his defense.
The former Tekkie Town owners initiated their case against Steinhoff in May last year, and in May 2019 obtained an urgent interdict in the Cape High Court preventing Steinhoff from dealing with its controlling stake in Pepkor in any way that would prevent the return of the Tekkie Town shares and business to the claimants.
Bernard Mostert, one of the former owners of Tekkie Town, told Fin24 that "when we are successful against Steinhoff, Steinhoff will rely on this motion to claim damages from Jooste".
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