Durban - As some mourned and others speculated about the death of African Global Operations (Bosasa) boss Gavin Watson this week, two of his former employees from KwaZulu-Natal painted him as a generous, deeply religious man.
Thembelani Buthelezi and Lungisani Malunga were cleaners at the Lindela Repatriation Centre in Krugersdorp for Bosasa when they first met him.
They described him as jovial and spiritual.
“He cracked jokes with us, he never treated us with arrogance like other bosses often do. He jokingly told our supervisors to treat us with dignity and respect. We did not see much of him because he was always a busy man. But when he was around he randomly pulled out a wallet stashed with notes and gave us a R100 or R200 note each,” said Buthelezi.
Malunga said workers at Bosasa started each shift with a prayer. “Our salary payslips had a Bible verse printed on them. We often thought this was the highest standard of Christianity. There has been no other company that I know which had displayed such levels,” he said.