7th suspect in FS asbestos project case hands himself over to authorities

Johannesburg – The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Thursday said a seventh suspect has handed himself over to police in connection with the R255-million Free State asbestos project.

It’s understood the suspect presented himself to authorities in Durban on Thursday afternoon.

While suspects cannot be named until they appear in court, sources have confirmed that they include Blackhead Director Edwin Sodi, Free State housing head of department Nthimotse Mokhesi and ousted Mangaung mayor Olly Mlamleli.

It’s expected the group will be charged with corruption, money laundering and theft on Friday when they appear in court in Bloemfontein.

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