Hawks head Lieutenant-General Godfrey Lebeya told Parliament's standing committee on finance yesterday its offices had only investigated one transaction since 2017.
Lebeya said the elite crime unit had not brought in any specialised auditing or accounting personnel to investigate the case. He said the Hawks would rely on the PwC report to further its case.
“There is budget to put a team together to work specifically on Steinhoff,” Lebeya said, adding that three charges that the Hawks initially investigated contained no specific detail.
The Hawks' admission came after the committee forced Steinhoff to disclose the name of the executives implicated in the financial scandal that wiped $7.4billion (R106.87bn) off its market value.