- When news broke of Gavin Watson's death, conspiracy theories almost instantly cropped up across the nation
- A new report reveals that Mzansi was right to be suspicious over how the BOSASA boss perished
- The privately done pathology report alleges that Watson had already been dead when he crashed his company car
The Sunday World reports that a private pathology investigation had indicated that Gavin Watson's death was not a simple car accident.
Instead, the analysis alleges that the BOSASA CEO had been dead before the white Toyota Corolla hit a concrete post outside of OR Tambo International Airport.
A family member of the infamous businessman has confirmed the findings of the report, which could rule out suspicions of a suicide.
Briefly.co.za reported that Watson had been found without luggage or cellphone and only a small amount of cash on him, unusual for someone headed on a flight.
The report supposedly revealed that the businessman's injuries were not consistent with a crash, reports News24.
Facial injuries and significant bruising, common for a fatal accident, were nowhere to be found. Watson's neck artery had been severed, but according to the report, the amount of blood found on the scene had not been consistent.
Watson's cellphone had raised a mystery in its own right, moving around on the day he died, according to his nephew Jared. Jared had told Biznews Radio the phone had been in Germiston before moving to Bryanston the evening of the crash:
"We went with the police to find the phone but they could only locate it to a radius of apparently 30 to 50 metres. So we looked around in the dark and we couldn't find it and then eventually we were no longer able to trace it."
The Citizen reports that the family member had claimed the lack of significant blood in Watson's chest and from his neck confirmed the pathologist's suspicion that Watson was dead before the impact.
A final report is expected soon, which would include details on toxicology and may shed some more light on the mystery surrounding the BOSASA CEO's death.
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