The chairman of KWV was not re-elected by shareholders at the company AGM last week.

In a statement on Thursday (1 November), the South African company said that Danie de Wet was not re-elected as a director at its AGM. But at a board meeting that followed, de Wet was appointed as a director by the board, as well as being "unanimously elected" as chairman, the company said.

After the election results were delivered at the AGM, at the request of a shareholder external auditors verified that a mistake had occurred in the counting and de Wet had not been re-elected. KWV's voting and counting procedures are the responsibility of its transfer secretaries.

No-one was immediately available for comment at KWV when contacted by just-drinks today (5 November).