Edwin Sodi is a towering, 5’9”, South African businessman with an extensive business and political network. He runs Blackhead Consulting and donates money to ANC politicians in South Africa. This is everything you need to know about Edwin Sodi.
Edwin Sodi Profile
|Birth Name||Edwin Sodi|
|Date of Birth||1977-1984 (speculative)|
|Age (As of 2023)||39 – 46 (speculative)|
|Place of Birth||Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Residence||Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa|
|Height (in feet)||5’9”|
|Weight (in kgs)||75|
|Edwin Sodi net worth||R300 million|
Who is Edwin Sodi?
Born in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, Edwin Sodi has become a mover and shaker in the country. He is political, controversial, and entrepreneurial. Unlike most South Africans of his stature, Sodi keeps his personal life under wraps.
Edwin is a property developer, businessman, and tenderpreneur who struck it rich in South Africa’s construction sector. He runs Blackhead Consulting – a consultancy company offering services in project management and engineering environment in South Africa.
Sodi has an expensive taste. His car collection features the most expensive cars in the country. He also associates with the creme del a creme of South African media.
Edwin Sodi Qualifications and Career
Where did Edwin Sodi study? Information about Edwin’s education is scanty.
He is an authority in:
- Individual and hierarchical execution,
- Position planning and analysis, and
- preparation, system advancement, and development.
Edwin Sodi is a high-flying entrepreneur and tenderpreneur. He allegedly leverages his political connection to get high-paying tenders in the country.
That said, Edwin Sodi is a career businessman and a renowned investor. He currently serves as the CEO of Blackhead Consulting. He also has board experience of offering advising organization executives.
Sodi has taken part in big reconstruction projects in South Africa, especially in the public sector. He has earned millions of rands from Gauteng through projects from the Gauteng Provincial Government. Additionally, his fingerprints are all over the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism where he took part in social responsibility projects.
Edwin Sodi Wife: Who is Edwin Sodi married to?
Edwin Sodi’s love life has been challenging. The businessman was married to a former radio and television presenter, Nthateng Lerata. The two got married in 2012 marked by a colorful traditional wedding.
A few years later, the two parted ways after Edwin accused his then-better half of stealing from him. According to the businessman, Lerata stole R1 million in cash from his safe, and expensive watches – Panerai, Audemars Piguet, and Rolex.
In 2015, Edwin was accused of being involved with Disebo Makatsa, the then-DJ Sbu’s wife. However, Makatsa later rubbished those allegations. Instead, she said her separation from DJ Sbu was based on mutual agreement and not cheating.
In 2019, Edwin Sodi ended things with Disebo Makatsa, a decision that enraged her.
He then dated Kefilwe Mabote, a.k.a Kefiboo. She is a beautiful and successful Instagram influencer. The two, however, broke up.
Later, the now-christened “Joburg’s most notorious bachelor” was rumored to be planning a wedding with Nokukhanya Karen Zulu. However, the flamboyant businessman denied any marriage plans. Instead, he said:
“Karen and I are fine. We’re okay. It’s unfortunate that this person shared information about where I live. I don’t mind humor and practical jokes, but when it goes as far as sharing someone’s residential address, it becomes dangerous. I have to ask myself what the real intention of that was because now I’m exposed. Everyone knows where I live and I think it’s important to know who was behind it.”
In May 2022 his alleged affair with actress Minnie Dlamini broke the news.
The Minnie Dlamini Edwin Sodi scandal made rounds online after the celebrated actress was rumored to cheat on her now ex-husband, Quinton Jones, with Edwin.
Edwin Sodi Net Worth
According to Zalebs, Edwin’s net worth is estimated to be R300 million. He made his wealth from business and government tenders.
Edwin Sodi house
Sodi owns an R85 million house with picturesque views and tasteful finishes. South Africans got a glimpse of this house when pictures circulated online when he was linked to the asbestos scandal.
Edwin Sodi Cars
The flamboyant businessman owns luxurious cars that are second to none in their class/category. These cars are from world luxury brands and pack top-of-the-line features. Here is a list of Edwin Sodi’s cars:
- Porsche Cayenne S Coupe
- Bently Continental GT
- Ferrari Four F151
- Rolls Royce
- Chevrolet Utility 1.4
- Toyota Tazz
- Volkswagen Polo Vivo
- Nissan NP200
- Hino 500 Chassis Cab
- Hyundai 120
- Ford Ranger (Seven)
- Mercedes Benz G63 AMG
- Ford Fiesta
Edwin Sodi Controversies
Edwin Sodi courts controversy just as he attracts wealth.
In 2021, he was linked to the asbestos scandal in South Africa.
Sodi, alongside 10 others, was charged with money laundering, corruption, multiple counts of fraud, and violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act concerning an R255 million rands project to get rid of asbestos roofing material in Free State.
The businessman was awarded, through his company, an R255 million tender alongside Ignatius Mpambani (deceased). The scope was to assess the number of houses with asbestos roofs in the Free State and report back to the department of housing in the province. However, allegedly, a series of events took place and the cost of the tender shot up to close to R1 billion.
The tender was then flagged, and investigations were carried out. The investigations showed irregularities in the tender handling process. Edwin was arrested alongside his co-accused. His cars were seized by the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU). However, he was later released at an R500,000 cash bail.
How did Edwin Sodi make his money? Through business and tender.
Edwin Sodi’s bio is full of experience. On one hand, his business success has elevated him to a position of influence. His relationship struggles, on the other hand, curtail his progress as a family. In spite of all the spotlight, positive and negative, he continues to enjoy, Edwin Sodi has managed to keep his personal life private. He is so thorough that only his family and close friends know the answer to how many kids does Edwin Sodi have?