- While details are still emerging, some key facts around Gavin Watson's death have been confirmed
- The car he was driving at the time of the incident did not belong to him
- Additionally, Watson was expected to testify at a tax inquiry next week
Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson was killed in a car accident on Monday which sent shockwaves across the country. He was the only fatality.
Various politicians, business people and citizens have since weighed in on Watson's death.
Among them is former Bosasa COO, Angelo Agrizzi, who implicated Watson in several crimes. Agrizzi has offered his condolences to the CEO's family.
The incident has already led to significant speculation, with many drawing comparisons to the 2005 death of mining magnate Brett Kebble, Briefly.co.za has gathered.
This speculation has been driven, in part, by the revelation that Watson was set to testify at a tax inquiry next week, according to News24. This was regarding a SARS investigation into Watson's tax compliance. There were allegations that Watson, and Bosasa as a whole, had failed to pay their fair share of taxes and had not met their tax obligations. It is not certain how this investigation will proceed in light of Watson's death.
New24 has also reported that Watson held a prayer meeting for the directors of his company on Sunday, a fact which has also been fodder for much speculation.
Additionally, it has emerged that the car Watson was driving at the time of his death did not belong to him, as The Citizen has reported. Watson's regular car, a BMW X5, was in for repairs, but Watson was driving a Toyota Corolla when the incident took place.
Police have since opened a case of culpable homicide over the matter, although it appears that no other vehicle was involved in the crash. Despite the conspiracy theories running wild on social media, it is far from proven that foul play was involved in Watson's death.
This is, however, a developing story and more information will likely surface in the coming hours and days.
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