Edwin Sodi: Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche seized from businessman

Edwin Sodi: Ferrari, Bentley and Porsche seized from businessman

- A string of enviable luxury sports cars owned by Edwin Sodi and his company have been attached

- The Asset Forfeiture Unit in Bryanston made moves to secure the estate on Tuesday

- This comes as the state seeks to obtain justice in the R255 million asbestos roof project in the Free State

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A number of elite luxury vehicles owned by Edwin Sodi and his company, Blackhead Consulting, have been attached by the Bryanston Asset Forfeiture Unit in Bryanston.

Tuesday saw a Bentley, Ferrari and a Porsche Cayenne attached by the unit as part of the assets linked to the corruption case facing seven businessmen and government officials.

The case is related to a R255 million project aimed at eradicating asbestos roofs in the Free State province back in 2014.

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One of the luxury vehicles seized by the AFU. Image: Twitter/ @legasamollo7
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The vehicles were driven to Blackhead Consulting offices where curator Gerhard Geldenhuys was waiting to attach them, reports SowetanLIVE.

The cars included a 2017 Bentley Continental GT Coupe (worth between R3-5 million), a 2017 Ferrari Four F151 (worth at least R3 million) and a 2019 Porsche Cayenne S Coupe (worth R2 million).

Around 25 vehicles owned by Sodi and his company are set to be seized by the state, reports TimesLIVE.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that the Zondo Commission has reportedly made its first arrests since it was launched in 2018. Businessman Edwin Sodi and two ANC officials were arrested on Wednesday, 30 September as a result of evidence from the State Capture Inquiry.

It has been reported that Former Free State Human Settlements (FSHS) Department boss Nthimotse 'Tim' Mokhesi and former national Human Settlements director-general Thabane Zulu have been arrested by the Hawks alongside Sodi.

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They were nabbed for their alleged involvement in Free State’s R255 million unlawful asbestos audit project.

Sodi had testified on Tuesday that the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the Minister of Employment and Labour, Thulas Nxesi, the Deputy Minister of State Security, Zizi Kodwa, and the Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Pinky Kekana, received payments from him between 2013 and 2019.

A senior ANC politician is also due to be arrested this Thursday, 1 October. The publication reports that the politician will be arrested by the Investigative Directorate (ID) on charges of corruption related to state capture.

The publication's insiders said the matter related to the suspect's alleged criminal and corrupt dealings with the controversial government service provider Bosasa. The facilities management firm is estimated to have received about R12 billion in government tenders between 2003 and 2018.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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