A meeting, where the representatives of Steinhoff were supposed to appear before Parliament’s Standing committee on Finance, has been moved to the end of this month.

According to the chairperson of the committee, Yunus Carrim, this is because those representatives are scheduled to appear in court in the Netherlands on the 21st of August, and will only be able to make the proposed meeting on the day after that by noon.

Steinhoff, a multinational retailer, has been embroiled in a massive accounting scandal.

See parliament’s statement below:

MEDIA ALERT

STEINHOFF BRIEFING POSTPONED TO 29 AUGUST

 Parliament, Wednesday, 8 August 2018 – In view of the fact that representatives of Steinhoff have to appear in court in the Netherlands on 21 August and can only make the proposed 22 August meeting by around noon, as well as the Parliamentary Budget Office budget conference on 22 August, among other reasons, the Steinhoff briefing has been postponed to Wednesday, 29 August 2018.

ISSUED BY PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, MR YUNUS CARRIM.