Port Elizabeth - Family members and colleagues of late Bosasa boss Gavin Watson paid tribute to him on Tuesday, describing him as a man of God who first and foremost loved the Lord with every ounce of his being.
Speaking at his funeral service held at the Port Elizabeth Feather Market Hall on Tuesday, his only son Roth described his father as a remarkable man who lived an anointed and fruitful life.
"People would gravitate towards him. Dad had the natural ability to motivate and inspire people," he said.
He said that his father loved to see people grow and he took personal development seriously. He praised the organisation Bosasa, now African Global Operations, of which his father devoted 25 years of his life to, saying that more than 5 000 people had jobs because of his father's commitment in building the organisation.
Roth said that in 1979 there was an assassination attempt on his father's life in which he was stabbed in the chest. He believed that his father was given a second chance and reborn in that moment.