A private pathology report has reportedly revealed that former Bosasa boss Gavin Watson was already dead before he crashed his company car into a concrete pillar at the OR Tambo International Airport
The Citizen on Sunday quoted an anonymous family member who confirmed the findings that were first reported by Sunday World.
This means that Watson’s death was most probably not a suicide, as initially thoug
Police officials who attended the scene also found his ID card and driver’s licence, but there were no travel bags, passports or cellphones in the company-owned Toyota Corolla.
The accident occurred at about 05:05 on the road leading up to the drop-off zone of the airport. It is understood that the vehicle collided with the pillar of a bridge after Watson allegedly lost control.
The officer described the scene as “horrific”.
Watson was supposed to testify at an inquiry into his tax affairs the day after his death.
His death led to much speculation that he had committed suicide or may have been murdered.
Corruption-accused former COO of Bosasa Angelo Agrizzi at the time said that it is “very plausible” that his recently deceased former boss Gavin Watson may have been trying to flee the country when he died.
According to the private pathology report, Watson’s body did not show any signs of “significant trauma”, such as facial injuries or significant bruising.
In addition, despite Watson’s neck artery being severed, there reportedly wasn’t enough blood found on the scene that would be consistent with such an injury.