Gavin Watson, the eldest brother of four who won acclaim for supporting the ANC and the fight against apartheid, died at dawn on Monday, August 26 in a horrific car accident en route to OR Tambo International Airport.
Bosasa CEO, Gavin Watson died in shame. The house of corruption he constructed in his facilities management company, Bosasa, was falling down around him after his former lieutenant Angelo Agrizzi spilt the beans on how the company had become an ANC front for corruption.
In two weeks of testimony before the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture in 2019, Agrizzi revealed how Bosasa had built an empire on graft as Watson parleyed his contacts in the ANC into multi-billion contracts at the prisons, the Airports Company of SA and the Lindela repatriation facility for illegal immigrants, among others.
Visuals from the scene of the car crash in which Bosasa boss Gavin Watson while driving to O R Thambo Airport on 26 August 2019. Photo: Twitter/Chriselda Lewis
In turn, Bosasa provided the ANC with funding and Watson used the company's sprawling West Rand campus to run hi-tech election centres for the governing party. Agrizzi's testimony, as well as investigative reports, have revealed...