Johannesburg - The family of former Bosasa (now African Global Operations) chief executive Gavin Watson have declined to comment on reports that shortly before his death, the state capture commission of inquiry intended serving him with a notice to file an affidavit in relation to allegations of corruption against him and the company.
The commission’s chairperson, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, on Wednesday maintained he had issued a directive as per commission rules to be served on Watson, but this had yet to be done when Watson died in a car crash on Monday morning.
“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 proceedings began.
Family spokesperson Papa Leshabane said he understood the commission was in touch with Watson’s attorneys.
“As a company, we know there are attorneys he was working with. It was Gavin’s attorneys. We have to find out who they are,” Leshabane said.