Businessman, Edwin Sodi, spent Tuesday night in jail, after his appearance at the Randburg Magistrates court on charges of attempted murder and assault. A bail application was not heard as police said they need more time to investigate.

Sodi was arrested after he handed himself at Sandton Police Station on Tuesday.

Sodi attacked his estranged wife, Nthateng Lerata, and her new boyfriend on Thursday, 10 March, at his Brynston home before going on the run.

Circumstances sorrounding the case are that Sodi entered his Brynston home and found Lerata with her new boyfriend.


He confronted  Lerata them and tried to shoot the man several times , but the gun jammed.

Sodi then pistol whipped the boyfriend before leaving the house. The boyfriend was rushed to hospital where he received multiple stitches to the head.

Sodi, who is a well known playboy, has multiple homes and is reported have been hiding at his other home in Redhill, where police went to look for him but failed to locate him.

Sodi has been in the news for dating multiple slay queens and many South Africans believe his wife is giving him a taste of his own medicine.