Steinhoff saga: One year on, the wait for justice continues

File: The Financial Sector Conduct Authority says its Steinhoff probe is near completion.

File: A reported R187-billion was wiped off the value of Steinhoff after accounting irregularities. 

JOHANNESBURG - It's one year since the Steinhoff scandal made headlines around the country and the world.

The near collapse of what used to be a stock market darling put thousands of jobs across the globe in jeopardy.

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Following the news, Steinhoff CEO Markus Jooste resigned from his position with many sectors calling for him to be prosecuted.

But Steinhoff investors are going to have to wait a little longer to find out exactly how the books were cooked for years.

In a statement, the company says it will now publish its forensic investigation report in February and not at the end of this year.

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The company says the investigative process led by PWC has been significantly more complicated than initially anticipated.

The release of its annual results has also been delayed. They are set to be released in April next year.

James-Brent Styan, author of the book, 'Steinhoff - Inside SA's Biggest Corporate Crash' said the process to prosecute those involved has taken too long.

Styan explained some of the difficulties around the case.