Hawks Maj-Gen Alfred Khana endured a torrid few hours in parliament last week as it slowly dawned on everyone that, just maybe, all the nasty things people have been saying about the country’s fearless crime fighters might actually be true. In terms of a raptor-like ability to zone in on a target and pursue it relentlessly, Khana’s dopey crew seems to be more bat than hawk. For months, people have been tittering about why it is that Markus Jooste, Steinhoff’s erstwhile CEO, has been reclining in his Hermanus villa, just above Grotto Beach, without so much as a "please call me" from the elite, crime-fighting Hawks. This is despite Steinhoff’s directors having laid formal charges of corruption and fraud against him months back, and working with at least two high-ranking Hawks members ever since. Clearly, Khana had no clue this had even been happening. Last week, he stood up in parliament and said the Hawks were "still waiting" for a statement from Steinhoff that sets out what went wro...

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