ANC mourns Gavin Watson's death with tribute to apartheid legacy

ANC mourns Gavin Watson's death with tribute to apartheid legacy

The ANC has received 'with shock at the sad news' of Gavin Watson's passing. The ruling party paid tribute to the Watson brother's contribution to the liberation struggle in a recent statement.

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The ANC has released a surprising statement on the death of BOSASA CEO Gavin Watson.

Breezing over the businessman's recent controversy, the ruling party lamented his death while lauding him for his 'admirable and brave choice of disassociating himself with the privilege that came with being a white male in apartheid'. reported that Watson had been due to appear before the SARS Inquiry today to answer for R500 million he had allegedly funnelled out of the country.

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The statement noted charity work as well as Watson's 'significant role in providing support' to uMkhonto weSizwe and activists who were fleeing police during the struggle.

With the spotlight cast upon Watson's relationship with the ANC at the state capture inquiry, this reaction to his death will surely elect some strong responses from both politicians and citizens alike.

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