The suspended chief executive of Choppies has accused the company's board of circulating unfair and biased legal and forensic reports. Supplied
The suspended chief executive of Choppies has accused the company's board of circulating unfair and biased legal and forensic reports. Supplied

Suspended Choppies CEO says legal report sent to shareholders biased

By ANA Reporter Time of article published Aug 28, 2019

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JOHANNESBURG  - The suspended chief executive of Botswana supermarket chain Choppies has accused the company's board of circulating unfair and biased legal and forensic reports into the group in a bid to embarrass him.

Choppies' board suspended Ramachandran Ottapathu in May, a move he said was a result of personal differences with some of its members and retaliation for his proposal to introduce much-needed governance changes in the company.

A statement issued on Ottapathu's behalf on Tuesday said a legal report sent to shareholders ahead of an extraordinary general meeting on September 4 largely cleared him and his conduct, but its conclusions drawn by law firm Desai Law Group (DLG) condemned him.

"Regrettably there was no attempt by DLG to present a fair and unbiased account in its legal report," it said.

"Both the legal report and its summary ... present a skewed version of events on incorrect assumptions and are flawed."

- African News Agency (ANA) 

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