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Maynier lambasted, Steinhoff probe looms

The Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim has on Thursday lambasted Democratic Alliance [DA] parliamentarian, claiming he is playing petty political posturing about issues of national importance following Steinhoff outrage.

Carrim said it’s not proper that the hearings are being held at the request of DA’s David Maynier, as he claims.

He added that Maynier’s political acting just worsens the circumstance.

He said what Maynier needed to do was to phone or SMS me to keep an eye on progress.

“I acted after the issue broke out and chose that the Committee would need to have hearings on this matter before Maynier raced to the media. I likewise got a call from Floyd Shivambu regarding the issue,” said Carrim.

By then, said Carrim, Scopa Chairman Themba Godi had already issued the statement.

“I kept in touch with the Financial Services Board (FSB), South African Reserve Bank, Public Investment Corporation, Government Employees Pension Fund, and Independent Board for Auditors and JSE informing them about the pending hearings,”

Carrim said he likewise asking for them to furnish the Committee with the extension or terms of reference of the FSB investigations concerning Steinhoff and the courses of events to finish the probe.

“Their request was to respond within seven days and Committee members received their reactions by December 22,” said

Carrim also confirms Steinhoff scandal inquiry will go ahead at the end of January

Carrim said the Chairpersons of Standing Committee on PublicAccounts (Scopa) and the Public Service and Administration Portfolio Committee will also inquire at the hearing as arranged.

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