The death of Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson in a car accident on Monday has drawn comparisons from some to the death of mining magnate Brett Kebble. Kebble was shot dead in Johannesburg in 2005. Like Watson, Kebble faced allegations of corruption and other crimes.
Kebble's death was the subject of a lengthy investigation which led tot he arrest of businessman Glen Agliotti, according to Business Live. However, Agliotti was later acquitted of the charges. Additionally, the NPA officially recognised that Kebble had masterminded his own murder, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
While details are still emerging and there is currently no evidence of foul play in Watson's death, some have already begun to speculate that there may be more to the story. Chief among them are the EFF.
Both EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and deputy president Floyd Shivambu have publicly speculated that Watson's death may have been more than an accident.
"Here is the possible plot," Ndlozi wrote on social media. "I think the fear is that Gavin Watson & Barry Eugene Farber could have been key witnesses in the PP Bosasa matter should it go to court.
"But someone took concomitant action on both their lives. Basically to render the PP without any witnesses."
Many South Africans on social media have also raised questions about this, so much so that "Brett Kebble" began trending on various sites despite the fact that he's been dead for over a decade.
A common refrain in posts on Facebook and Twitter has been that Watson's death is a case of "Brett Kebble 2.0", as one account put it.
Details are still emerging and, for now, there is no evidence to support such speculation, but these theories do provide a glimpse as to how some citizens feel about the news.
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