- A man with the same name as the late Gavin Watson has been trending on social media
- South Africans have been hilariously mistaking him for the Bosasa head
- He released a series of tweets explaining that he was not dead
Mzansi has no chill whatsoever. After the death of Gavin Watson trended online, a UK man with the same name took to social media to explain that he was very much alive. Unfortunately for him, Mzansi decided to hilariously interact with him anyway.
Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson was killed in a car accident on Monday which sent shock-waves across the country. He was the only fatality. 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.
While the death of Watson has been no laughing matter, South Africans have found amusement on the Twitter timeline of Founder of Auto Post Media, Gavin Watson.
UK Watson’s account has trended many times over the past few years as South Africans mistook him for the late Bosasa head. And it seems to have happened again yesterday.
After the news broke of local Watson’s accident, UK Watson started getting tagged in multiple tweets which forced him to respond.
One of this tweets said:
“I’m alive and well, despite the news reports, thank you for asking.”
Mzansi social media user Sikhosanasa responded to one of Gavin's tweet with:
"Gavin we love you man- you must come visit us in South Africa."
"Gavin, please stop being stubborn and RIP."
"I deserve some sort of compensation, I wept for you Gavin."
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