Suspects rounded up over FS asbestos project due in court on Friday
Five suspects were arrested, one was expected to hand himself over, and one was still at large
JOHANNESBURG - The Hawks on Wednesday said four of the seven suspects rounded up by the unit in connection with the Free State asbestos project were government officials and the other three were in the private sector.
Six suspects were arrested, one was expected to hand himself over, and one was still at large.
The Hawks and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) swooped on suspects in Gauteng, the Free State, and KwaZulu-Natal.
THE HAWKS AND THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATING UNIT HAVE ARRESTED TWO SUSPECTS LINKED TO THE 255 MILLION RAND FREE STATE ASBESTOS PROJECT IN THE FREE STATE— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 30, 2020
OTHER SUSPECTS ARE BEING ROUNDED UP IN GAUTENG AND KWAZULU NATAL@nthakoana pic.twitter.com/DK7eUZnlek
#Asbestos— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) September 30, 2020
Blackhead Director Edwin SODI has just been arrested in Rosebank
He is the fifth of 7 suspects to be arrested
Two are still at large - all are expected to appear in court in Bloemfontein on Friday @nthakoana pic.twitter.com/0YsxhbiqIz
n In Gauteng, the Hawks arrested Blackhead Consulting director Edwin Sodi in Rosebank and took him to his offices in Bryanston to presumably get more documents.
Former human settlements director-general Thabane Zulu was the suspect who was not found.
Sodi paid R600,000 for him to buy a Range Rover.
All seven suspects were expected to appear in court in Bloemfontein on Friday.
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