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Edwin Sodi’s ‘R16m restaurant deal’ exposed

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Edwin Sodi’s ‘R16m restaurant deal’ exposed

Businessman Edwin Sodi is making headlines after allegedly trying to purchase The Greenhouse bar and restaurant in Sandton for R16 million.

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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.

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Sunday World reports that Edwin Sodi allegedly tried to buy The Greenhouse bar and restaurant in Sandton, Johannesburg.

EDWIN SODI IMPLICATED IN A R16 MILLION RESTAURANT DEAL

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.

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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.

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.

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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.”

OWNERSHIP WOES

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.

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