The multi millionaire tenderpreneur Edwin Sodi finds himself in the dock with the National Prosecuting Authority. His company by the name of Blackhead Consulting was awarded a whopping R255 million tender six years ago to remove the Asbestos roofing in the Free State Province for RDP houses.
He only managed to do the work which costed him less than R50 million and the rest to took it and spent it to fund his luxurious lifestyle.The cars and a range of other assets were restrained by the AFU ahead of Sodi's arrest last week.
The graft-busting unit secured a provisional restraint order, allowing it to seize assets, including luxury sports cars, and freeze bank accounts.The NPA reported that assets and cash totalling R300 million had been frozen.
Sodi, ousted Mangaung mayor Sarah Mlamleli, head of the Free State human settlements department Nthimotse Mokhesi, John Matlakala, Sello Radebe, Abel Manyeki and Thabane Zulu were hauled before the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday.
They face more than 60 charges, including corruption, fraud and money laundering. They are going to appear in the magistrate court on the 6th of November 2020 and they have not pleaded guilty on any charges. Mr Sodi also went as far as claiming the R193 million which was owed to him for the job he did not do. As we wait for the National Prosecuting Authority to finalize their investigations, Mr Sodi's assess have been frozen and some cars have been attached on his name to pay back the amount which was stolen.
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