The head of the Hawks commercial crime unit has slammed a report submitted by Steinhoff management as lacking in substance and "malicious". The damning indictment by Major-General Alfred Khana was made during a presentation to a joint hearing on the troubled global retailing group held by four parliamentary committees. Finance committee chair Yunus Carrim said it was "worrying" that Steinhoff management appeared to have cynically submitted a report to the Hawks on the eve of their appearance before the committees in January. Steinhoff management has not reported a criminal case to the Hawks but merely submitted a section 34 report under the Prevention of Organised Crime Act, which requires those in a position of authority, such as boards of directors, to report suspicions of theft, forgery, uttering or fraud. "When I saw this report I was livid because [it] is nothing. This is malicious compliance at the utmost. This report does not even say this person did that wrong. Everything is...

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