The head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shamila Batohi has again defended the arrangement the state has with Steinhoff, which will see the company pay R30m for the investigation into criminal activities implicating its previous executives. Times Live reports that during a meeting of parliament’s standing committee on public accounts Batohi explained that the practice of forensic accounting firms being commissioned by companies to deal with forensic analysis was not unusual and was adamant that the arrangement would not hurt the investigation. This, she said was because not only had Steinghof itself opened criminal complaints, its entire board and all those implicated in alleged wrongdoing had been removed from its structures.