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I’m not pimply, I was just helping out my ANC pals in a squeeze, says Sodi

Blackhead director says he grew up with the ANC and helped its members out. Nothing more, nothing less

Political journalist

The years 2014 and 2015 were flowing with milk and honey for a firm called Blackhead Consulting, which boasted a more than R1bn annual turnover, mostly thanks to the departments of human settlements in the Free State and Gauteng.

This is how Blackhead director Edwin Sodi became a “blesser” to many within the ruling ANC from 2014 until at least last year.

But he insisted before deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo at the state capture inquiry on Tuesday that he was generous towards the ANC because he grew up with the party and most of the payments were loans to friends. Sometimes he helped underprivileged children...

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