WATCH | Gavin Watson’s brother slams media at memorial

Valance Watson, Gavin Watson's brother, started his eulogy by lambasting the media. (Screenshot)
Valance Watson, Gavin Watson's brother, started his eulogy by lambasting the media. (Screenshot)

Friends and relatives of controversial businessman Gavin Watson gathered in Johannesburg on Friday to pay their last respects to him.

The former Bosasa CEO died in a car crash near OR Tambo International Airport on Monday. 

Bosasa is now known as African Global Operations.

The company has been implicated in testimony at the state capture inquiry as having been involved in bribery and corruption.

Valance Watson kicked off his eulogy by lambasting the media for its treatment of his brother. 

"Journalists tell you that I am a liar, but history is written by journalists who have hung heroes," he said.

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