Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Shoprite rent-a-citizen scandal snowballs

An investigation into the Checkers Shoprite – rent a citizen -business fronting scandal has turned up a huge ecosystem of apparent double dealings spanning suppliers and licensing authorities throughout Botswana.

Fresh information has revealed that the Shoprite misconduct is bigger and more expansive than initially reported two weeks ago. It has since emerged that Checkers Shoprite, Africa’s biggest Supermarket chain which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is using Botswana citizens as fronts to illegally operate eight bottle stores throughout Botswana.

The supermarket chain is illegally operating three bottle stores in Gaborone, one in Mochudi, one in Palapye, one in Serowe, one in Francistown and one in Ghanzi.

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