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Two to be arrested over asbestos tender irregularities

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Edwin Sodi, who received a multimillion rand contract with the Free State provincial government, had close contact with Nthimotse Mokhesi, a former official at the Free State Department of Human Settlements.

Head of Department Human Settlements in the Free State Provincial Government Nthimotse Mokhesi.Picture: Itumeleng English/ANA

JOHANNESBURG – Controversial businessman Edwin Sodi and former human settlements head of department Nthimotse Mokhesi are set to be arrested by the members of the Hawks on Wednesday.

The Star has been reliably informed that Sodi, who received a multimillion rand contract with the Free State provincial government, had close contact with Mokhesi, a former official at the Free State Department of Human Settlements.

They are expected to be arrested on Wednesday regarding an asbestos tender worth over R250m.

The tender was awarded to a joint-venture between Blackhead Consulting and Diamond Hill Investments.

Blackhead Consulting is owned by Sodi.

Diamond Hill was owned by businessman Ignatius Mpambani, who was shot dead in Sandton, three years ago.

The awarding of the contract has been deemed questionable.

The Star has seen a warrant of arrest for the two.

According to sources inside the Hawks, Sodi will be arrested around 1pm at his home.

Attempts to get comment from Sodi and Mokhesi were not successful.

This is a developing story.