Johannesburg - Late Bosasa boss Gavin Watson was to be served with a notice to give the ongoing state capture commission of inquiry his version on alleged corruption involving the company and senior politicians.
Commission chairman deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo said he had issued a directive as per commission rules to be served on Watson, but this had yet to be done when he died on Monday.
"The ... directive was not one that required him to appear before the commission yet. The directive required him to furnish an affidavit relating to the statement by (former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo) Agrizzi," Zondo said before commencing Wednesday's proceedings.
"Attempts were being made for the directive to be served on Watson ... The directive had not yet been served at the time of his passing."
The businessman was killed in a single-car accident outside the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. The 73-year-old CEO of Bosasa, now known as African Global Operations, was alone in the vehicle when it crashed against a bridge pillar.