Former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson reportedly dies in car crash

Former Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson reportedly dies in car crash

- Former Bosasa executive Gavin Watson has reportedly been involved in a fatal car accident.

- The incident is said to have taken place near OR Tambo airport

- Police are still confirming the details

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Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson has reportedly died in a car crash

The accident took place on the R21 towards OR Tambo International Airport, police confirmed.

The executive had been implicated in widespread corruption, and was alleged to have made a R500 000 donation to Cyril Ramaphosa's CR17 campaign.

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The Mail & Guardian shared a public statement issued by the police concerning the crash. In the statement, the police say that a 73-year-old man lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete pillar. 

Bosasa spokesperson Papa Leshabane has also spoken about the reports but has not been able to confirm all the details.

"Yes I can confirm the accident but I do not have further information," Leshabane said, according to The Herald. "I cannot say for certain that he has died as I am only heading to the accident scene now."

According to eNCA, Watson's name was repeatedly brought up several times at the Zondo Commission into state capture. Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi also implicated Watson in numerous crimes, including bribery and corruption, according to The Citizen.

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Agrizzi even presented the Zondo Commission with a video which purportedly showed Watson counting large amounts of cash, which would then be used to bribe officials.

The story is still developing and more details will follow.

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