Zuma sounds ‘assassination’ plot warning at Watson’s funeral


Zuma sounds ‘assassination’ plot warning at Watson’s funeral

The former president alluded to a geopolitical murder scheme aimed at taking control of SA

Senior reporter

The corruption-embroiled Gavin Watson may have been murdered in a geopolitical assassination plot aimed at taking control of the country – if former president and intelligence guru Jacob Zuma is to be believed.

Leading mourners in the song Senzeni na (What have we done)?, Zuma put forward the theory on Tuesday when he addressed hundreds of mourners, including ANC stalwarts, gathered at Port Elizabeth’s Feather Market Centre to pay their final respects to Watson.

A staunch funder and supporter of the ANC, Watson, who controlled African Global Operations (formerly Bosasa), was buried in his hometown a week after he crashed his company’s Toyota Corolla into a bridge pillar within the OR Tambo International Airport precinct...

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