wa; Zuma, Watson, funeral

wa; Zuma, Watson, funeral

Former president Jacob Zuma has spoken at the funeral of BOSASA CEO Gavin Watson. Zuma lauded Watson as a 'brother and a friend', praising him for his efforts during some dire situations in this country.

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Jacob Zuma has come out in surprising support of former BOSASA CEO and alleged criminal mastermind, Gavin Watson.

Briefly.co.za reported that Watson had died in a car accident outside OR Tambo International, sparking widespread speculation over who had orchestrated his demise.

The former president made an appearance at the BOSASA boss' funeral, which was held today in Port Elizabeth, saying that:

“Gavin Watson helped develop this country. He invited me, while I was still president, to see what he was doing. He was a comrade, a brother, a friend. He is the only one who has come to my village, my little home called Nkandla.”

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The ANC veteran said that the two of them had had a 'good time' during this visit, which he says was meant to be Watson surveying the KZN stronghold which sparked controversy 'for himself', reports eNCA.

With Watson accused of bribery, corruption and tender fraud, his untimely demise has left multiple questions as to what truly happened behind the scenes at his company, with few able to provide closure, reports The Citizen.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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