This was according to the 39-page indictment prepared by law enforcement agents against Sodi and six other accused, who include three government officials.
They are human settlements head of department Nthimotse Mokhesi, 61, human settlements official John Matlakala, 42, Sello Radebe, 56, Abel Manyeki, 38, human settlements official Thabane Zulu, 53, and former Mangaung mayor Sarah “Olly” Mlamleli.
The state indicated that it would not be opposing bail when proceedings got under way, adding that it had reached an agreement with lawyers acting for the accused.
The state proposed that all of the accused, except for Sodi, be each released on R100,000 bail.
The state has called for Sodi to be granted bail of R500,000. It also wants the accused to all surrender their passports.
The accused all face schedule five offences.
This is a developing story.