Kefilwe Mabote Caught In The Storm Of Edwin Sodi's R295m Rooiwaal Tender ScandalBusinessman Edwin Sodi pictured with ex-girlfriend Kefilwe Mabote during their relationship. Image Credit Twitter @kefilwe__mabote

Kefilwe Mabote Caught In The Storm Of Edwin Sodi’s R295m Rooiwaal Tender Scandal

South African socialite and influencer Kefilwe “Kefi” Mabote is currently facing backlash on Twitter due to her former partner Edwin Sodi’s involvement in a recent tender scandal.

The businessman has been implicated in the Hammanskraal cholera outbreak controversy, wherein he was granted a R295 million contract for the renovation and improvement of the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The South African reports that Action SA argues that Sodi lacked the necessary qualifications for the job, adding fuel to the criticism directed at Mabote.

Social media users are expressing criticism towards Kefi and other influencers who engage in relationships with “tenderpreneurs,” individuals involved in tender scandals, accusing them of leading luxurious lifestyles funded by money intended to improve the lives of struggling South Africans.


The Hammanskraal cholera outbreak, which tragically resulted in the loss of 17 lives, has provoked widespread outrage among social media users.

They have directed their anger towards Edwin Sodi, a prominent figure in the realm of tender contracts, who was entrusted with the responsibility of renovating and enhancing the Rooiwal Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The controversy surrounding this issue stems from the fact that a R295 million tender was awarded to three companies, all of which are allegedly affiliated with Sodi, as claimed by Action SA.

According to the report, none of the companies involved in the project had any prior experience in undertaking such a venture. This finding adds a significant layer of concern and raises questions about the qualifications and capabilities of the companies awarded the tender.

The report further deepens the controversy surrounding the project and intensifies the scrutiny surrounding the involvement of these inexperienced entities.

The contractor [for the Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment] was grossly lacking in the competence to conduct a contract of this magnitude…” ActionSA Tshwane caucus leader Thabang Sebotsane told Newzroom Afrika anchor Xoli Mngambi.

Sodi is now being accused of having participated in an “irregular and illegal tender process” by the political party.


Kefilwe Mabote, the former girlfriend of Edwin Sodi, is currently catching strays on social media due to her association with him.

Social media users argue that influencers who engage in relationships with “tenderpreneurs” should bear equal responsibility for the consequences of fraud and corruption.

These people believe that influencers benefit significantly from the ill-gotten gains of their partners, exacerbating the public’s outrage and demanding accountability from those involved.

@Joy_Zelda wrote
Kefilwe Mabote Edwin Sodi wife drove convoy worth 20 million money meant to change the People of Hammanskraal life Rooiwal Waste Water Treatment was meant to purify while they and him where living lavish and enjoying the money disgusting and a disgrace how many are dieing now

By jdt