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Edwin Sodi’s alleged R16 million restaurant deal EXPOSED

South Africa’s controversial businessman Edwin Sodi is trending against the backdrop of his alleged Sandton restaurant deal. Reports have it that Sodi tried to splurge R16 million on an upmarket restaurant last year.

A local publication reports that Edwin Sodi allegedly tried to buy The Greenhouse bar and restaurant in Sandton, Johannesburg.

Against the news, Mzansi has been trying to connect the dots about the deal since The National Prosecuting Authority seized Sodi’s 19 active accounts. The forfeiture unit also seized 29 cars and 27 properties in 2020. Edwin Sodi’s lush R75 million Morningside mega-mansion is also on sale.

Sunday World reports that he paid R5 million to Greenhouse owner Heinz Rynners using his lawyer, Swen Laurencik of LPP Attorneys, as a front. LLP Attorneys’ business account paid the downpayment.

Edwin Sodi

According to alleged leaked conversations, the joint would be registered against Sodi’s frontman’s name upon completing the deal. However, the troubled businessman failed to settle the remaining balance, leading to the deal’s cancellation.

Rumour mill has it that Edwin Sodi allegedly tried to get a lease from Rynners’ landlord. Against this incident, Rynners called off the deal, which is now before the courts.

Speaking to the media, Rynners said, “The matter is currently going through litigation. I am preparing a court application. I would like to check in with my lawyer before I comment any further about this.”

Despite Rynners confirming the news, Edwin Sodi has yet to address the rumours that have thrust him into top trends. However, it is alleged that Edwin Sodi claims that he settled the amount; hence, the ownership should be changed.

Reports have it that he has since asked them to change the restaurant’s ownership to his company’s name.

In other news – Watch: Black Coffee opens up on Enhle Mbali’s unappreciative reaction after he bought her a fancy car

Popular Mzansi star, a Grammy award-winning producer and DJ, Black Coffee has been labelled a narcissist after sharing how disappointed he was when his estranged wife Enhle Mbali Mlotshwa was less than enthusiastic when he bought her a car during their marriage.

Black Coffee and Enhle Mbali

In an interview with Thabo “T-Bose” Mokwele on Kaya FM, the DJ (real name Nkosinathi Maphumulo) explained that during his marriage to the actress, he had bought her a fancy car, hoping she’d love it and show the utmost appreciation, but she didn’t. Read More