Former Steinhoff CEO and major shareholder Markus Jooste has been reported to the Hawks for suspected offences under the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Practices Act, Parliament was told on Wednesday. The transgressions were reported to the authorities on Tuesday night by the chairman of Steinhoff’s audit committee, Steve Booysen. The revelations were made in a presentation by Steinhoff office bearers during a hearing by three parliamentary committees: the standing committee on finance, the standing committee on public accounts (Scopa) and the portfolio committee on public service and administration. The Steinhoff delegation included members of the supervisory board — acting chairperson Heather Sonn, Johan van Zyl, and Booysen — as well as members of the management board: acting CEO Danie van der Merwe and commercial director Louis du Preez. Major shareholder Christo Wiese was also present. In her presentation Sonn said that accounting firm PwC had made good progress in its for...

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