Nando’s Flavourful Tribute to Journalist Derek Watts Gets SA in Their Feels: “The Best to Ever Do It”

Nando’s Flavourful Tribute to Journalist Derek Watts Gets SA in Their Feels: “The Best to Ever Do It”

  • South African chicken franchise Nando's paid tribute to veteran journalist Derek Watts in the best way they know how
  • The company posted a witty and spicy tweet on X (formerly Twitter), bidding farewell to Watts
  • South Africans were touched by the tribute, claiming Nando's words summed Watts up perfectly

JOHANNESBURG - Late veteran journalist and Carte Blanche presenter Derek Watts has left a hole in the hearts of many South Africans after he lost his battle with skin and lung cancer.

Nando's bids farewell to late 'Carte Blanche' presenter Derek Watts in a witty tribute
South African fast food franchise Nando's has issued a heartfelt tribute to late 'Carte Blanche' presenter Derek Watts. Image: @ThuliMadonsela3/Twitter & Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
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Watts was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2022. After battling the disease like a champion, the renowned journalist revealed he would be taking a hiatus from work to focus on his health after it spread to his lungs, Mail & Guardian reported.

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Joining the sea of people heartbroken by Watts' passing, Mzansi's much-loved flame-grilled chicken joint, Nando's, issued a tribute to the fallen legend.

Nando's' heartfelt send-off to Derek Watts

True to form, Nando's didn't miss a beat with its cheeky and flavourful tribute to Watts.

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The fast-food franchise posted a tweet that made it clear how they felt about the veteran journalist.

The tweet read:

"Cheers for now, Derek Watts. The only other person who grilled better than us."

Nando's tribute to Derek Watts sparks joy

Below are some comments:

@leloe_m praised:

"A beautiful tribute. He was certainly the best to ever do it."

@Amirmizroch added:

"RIP, Derek Watts. A hugely talented journalist and tough interviewer."

@mbrett625_brett celebrated:

"Lovely tribute to a lovely man."

@MissTinah_M said:

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"Argh, you guys."

@CarelSupervan commented:

"Many a true word said in jest. Well done to your ad agency."

Derek Watts had an eventful life

In a related story, Briefly News reported that Derek Watts, the beloved presenter of Carte Blanche, passed away on Tuesday, 22 August, after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74 years old.

Watts was a household name in South Africa, and his death has been met with widespread sadness and grief. He was a brilliant journalist, a gifted presenter and a warm and funny man. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends, colleagues and the millions of South Africans who loved him.

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