SOUTH AFRICA: Edwin Sodi’s Lavish Birthday Celebration Causes Stir.

Controversial businessman Edwin Sodi’s on Sunday celebrated his 50th birthday and images of a lavish luxury multi-million rand property have gone viral on social media.

The tycoon’s birthday was attended by his girlfriend Nokukhanya Zulu, media personality Babalwa Mneno and a few other Mzansi personalities, such as Bobby Blanco.

Images of a lavish dinner under the stars could be seen circulating online, attended by some high ranking politicians, such as ANC Gauteng provincial secretary TK Nciza.

The triple story house and the ostentatious gold and black decor for the party were shared on various social media platforms, prompting many to start questioning Sodi’s wealth.

The controversial businessman over the years has received a string of lucrative government contracts, which have been in the spotlight for poor performance.

Sodi is entangled in several high profile court cases such as the botched asbestos removal R255m contract in the Free State.

He is facing charges of fraud, corruption, and money laundering, along with former ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule.

The SIU announced on Monday that Ramaphosa has signed the proclamation giving the go-ahead for the investigation into the Rooiwaal wastewater treatment plant tender.