Johannesburg - South Africa's competition watchdog will ask for another extension to scrutinise Anheuser-Busch (AB) InBev's planned R1.6trn takeover of SABMiller, its spokesperson said on Thursday.
The watchdog was due to finish its investigation on Thursday, after it was granted a 15-day extension to complete its scrutiny. It has already extended the deadline four times.
"I confirm that the competition Commission will not be issuing a decision on the SAB/ABInbev merger today. There will be another extension," Competition Commission spokesperson Itumeleng Lesofe told Reuters, without elaborating.