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According to Accounting Today, two senior executives at Botswana supermarket chain, Choppies Enterprises Ltd., are suing former auditors PwC for 653 million rand ($40 million) for not signing off on the company’s 2018 accounts, leading to a share price collapse.


  1. What are the actual allegations?
  2. How much did Choppies shares lose between September 2018 and their suspension on Nov. 1 of that year?
  3. Do you think that the cost of being cautious is a good topic for auditors to debate?


Prinsloo, L. (2020). PwC hit by $40M lawsuit from Botswana supermarket chain. Accounting Today, Oct. 19 (Retrievable online at