Port Elizabeth - Former president Jacob Zuma has called Gavin Watson a real comrade.
Speaking at the funeral of the former Bosasa CEO at the Feather Market Centre in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, Zuma said Watson was "a soldier of our struggle, who understood the need to build SA to be a better country that takes care of its citizens. A real democrat, a revolutionary in practice and not just in theory."
Watson, 73, died in a car crash at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg last Monday morning. He was driving in the airport precinct in a white Toyota Corolla registered under Bosasa in the early hours of the morning when he allegedly lost control of the car and collided with a concrete pillar holding up a highway bridge.
Watson, who was alone in the car, was certified dead on the scene and a case of culpable homicide has been opened. His death has raised many questions.