Port Elizabeth - Controversial Bosasa boss Gavin Watson was on Tuesday showered with praise at Nelson Mandela Bay’s Feather Market Hall during his funeral, which was attended by dignitaries including former president Jacob Zuma and Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane.
Watson, who together with brothers were revered as heroes for their participation in the liberation struggle, died in a car crash outside OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg last week.
Addressing thousands of mourners, his colleague Joe Gumede, CEO of Africa Global Operations (formerly Bosasa), said Watson was always the subject of vilification.
“What pains me personally is that even through his belief in God, people vilified him for that. They made it a joke ... the fact that he led many people to the Lord, people took it as a joke,” said Gumede.
He said Watson made it his passion to invite people to know God.