09 July 2021 - NW271
Madlingozi, Mr BS to ask the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services
Whether he and/or his department has been updated by the National Prosecuting Authority on the status of the investigations into the Steinhoff corruption saga; if not, why not; if so, what progress has been made with the specified investigations?
The investigation is being conducted by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI) and has been ongoing since early 2018. It is a complex investigation, involving also a forensic investigation into thousands of foreign and local transactions, requiring for applications for Mutual Legal Assistance Requests relating to different bank accounts in various countries to be made.
Further, the DPCI recently registered a separate case docket relating to an investigation into possible insider trading against the suspect/s. A team of prosecutors is guiding such investigation, and the team of investigators has been enhanced, in line with the decision to prioritize the matter.