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EDITORIAL | Tenderpreneur crackdown is heartening, but it’s just ...


EDITORIAL | Tenderpreneur crackdown is heartening, but it’s just the start

Edwin Sodi is one of many who have for years been greasing the palms of those in power


The arrogance that peppered tenderpreneur Edwin Sodi’s testimony at the Zondo commission this week has likely dissipated following Wednesday’s arrest of six of the seven alleged masterminds behind a R200m asbestos audit project in the Free State.

Those apprehended can only be named once they have appeared in court. However, they are believed to include current and former high-level government officials. If so, the arrests are highly significant in that it is the first time officials have been arrested due directly to evidence led at the commission. 

This will give South Africans renewed hope that the millions taxpayers have poured into the commission will not have been for nothing, and that further arrests are on the cards...

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