Those who have problems with Ramaphosa are rubbing their hands in glee at what they see as reinforcement that he is captured by those who funded his campaign, writes Chris Vick.
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".
Those who started the shoe store chain (and are billions out of pocket thanks to Steinhoff's collapse) say they've been watching as Steinhoff sells off its crown jewels to satisfy creditors, and they don't want Tekkie Town to be next.
Court papers show the Tekkie Town founders made Steinhoff Africa Retail a R2 billion offer – at roughly the same time as the company’s IT systems were under attack in what an apparent turncoat now says was an organised conspiracy.
Tekkie Town founder Braam van Huysteen lost a fortune to Steinhoff. Yet he says he doesn't hold a grudge – not against Jooste.
Pepkor has taken note of the court papers filed by the founders and former owners of Tekkie Town, it tells Fin24.
New salvos have been fired in the war between Pepkor and the former top brass of Tekkie Town.
Steinhoff Africa Retail released a statement in which it sought to clarify matters involving the founder of its subsidiary Trekkie Town Braam van Huyssteen, following his resignation.
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