Jooste was expected to appear before the parliamentary committees at the beginning of August.
Yesterday, the standing committee on finance said it had affirmed the decision of the joint meeting with the standing committees on public accounts, trade and industry, public service and administration taken on March 28 to summons Jooste to appear in person after he declined an invitation.
Jooste resigned in a huff in December after the group admitted to accounting irregularities which led to a decline of 95percent in Steinhoff share price.
In March, his lawyers, De Klerk and Van Gend, wrote to the portfolio committees of finance, public accounts, public service and administration and trade and industry, excusing their client. “Our client has decided to respectfully decline your invitation” the letter read.