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Businessman Edwin Sodi has a vast net worth.
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Businessman Edwin Sodi hands himself over to police over alleged assault

The details of the assault case against businessman Edwin Sodi are quite explosive and involve his estranged wife and her male friend

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Businessman Edwin Sodi has a vast net worth.
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Controversial businessman Edwin Sodi handed himself over to police in Sandton, Johannesburg, over the alleged assault of his estranged ex-wife Nthateng Lerata.

According to City Press, Sodi presented himself to authorities, in the company of his lawyer on Monday, 14 March 2022. It comes just days after it was reported that Sodi was being sought by police over a case that was reported to the Sandton Police Station on Thursday, 10 March.

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Edwin Sodi’s arrest is in relation to an incident which occurred last week, when he allegedly tried to fire a gun at a man he had found with Lerata at their home in Bryanston. He tried shooting at him, but the gun apparently jammed. Sodi is then reported to have fled to his other home in Sandton.

Details surrounding the story are still sketchy as it had been previously reported that Sodi had found his wife with her sister when a fight ensued.

Sodi is believed to facing a charge of assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and for pointing a firearm. Calls to the South African Police Service’s (SAPS) Gauteng spokesperson Mavela Masondo went unanswered.

The man has enough legal trouble as it is: he is currently out on R500 000 bail after he was arrested on corruption charges in 2020. Sodi along with about a dozen people face a string of charges, including racketeering and money laundering, in relation to a lucrative asbestos tender that was awarded to his company Blackhead Consulting and Diamond Hill, whose owner is the late Ignatius Mpambani.

Background: In 2014, the Free State human settlements department awarded a contract worth a whopping R255 million to the two companies. This was to audit and assess houses for asbestos roofs in the province. The project entailed inspecting 300 000 low-cost houses, however it would later be revealed that almost no work was no done, despite the money being paid.

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