- A man who says he saw Gavin Watson's crash, thinks it was a suicide
- He says that the car suddenly just ploughed into a pillar
- The witnessed added that there were no other vehicles near Watson's car
A man who claims to have witnessed the car crash which killed Gavin Watson says he believes it was a suicide.
The man, who used the name Mphahlele, said he thought the incident was "sketchy".
He described what he saw in an interview with Power FM on Tuesday.
"That Corolla was taking the far right [lane]", Mphahlele said, referring to Watson's vehicle. "Then suddenly, in a split second, it goes straight to the pillar."
According to News24, Mphalele said he did not report what he saw to police as he was in shock in the aftermath of the incident. He added that he was not into conspiracy theories, but said that - from his perspective - the crash looked like a suicide.
As evidence for this claim, he pointed out that from what he saw, there were no other cars near Watson's vehicle.
Mphalele's claims come after it has emerged that Watson's family has contacted an expert to attempt to recreate the scene of the crash, according to Radio 702. They hope this will shed more light on what took place.
Additionally, some questions have been raised over the fact that only a wallet containing R70 was found at the scene of the crash.
This had led one investigative journalist, Kyle Cowan, to concluded that Watson's personal belongings may have been removed from the scene.
Also, an expert had concluded that there were no skid-marks or signs of the brake being applied, which may support this theory.
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