‘Bosasa executive’ believed to have died in car crash at OR Tambo airport + Update

A 73-year-old man was killed in an accident near OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Lt-Col Katlego Mogale could not confirm reports that it was a Bosasa executive who had died.

“It is reported that the man was driving into the airport precinct when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with a concrete pillar holding up a highway bridge.

“The victim was certified dead on the scene by paramedics and a case of culpable homicide has been opened for investigation.”

Mogale said the identity of the man was being withheld until his next of kin had been notified.

Papa Leshabane‚ a representative of Bosasa‚ now African Global Operations‚ said he was at the accident scene‚ but was waiting for a family member to confirm the identity of the victim.

The accident involved a company car‚ he said.

Leshabane said the family of the victim was at a Germiston mortuary. “We are awaiting news from them before identifying the employee.”

He said the dead man was en route to the airport when the accident happened.

“We do not know why he was driving to the airport‚ if it was to catch a flight or if it was to collect someone. What we do know is that he was alone in the car.”

He described the accident scene as horrific.

“That car literally disintegrated. There is absolutely nothing left of it. It’s smashed into millions of pieces. I can’t even begin to imagine what led to this accident.”

African Global Operations chairperson Johannes Gumede said he had seen news reports but could not confirm details: “We are waiting for the family to confirm.”

By: Graeme Hosken

Source: TMG Digital.

UPDATE

Bosasa boss Gavin Watson killed in car crash

Bosasa CEO Gavin Watson was confirmed dead on the scene of a fatal car accident near OR Tambo International Airport on August 26 2019. Watson, who has been implicated in the Zondo Commission of Inquiry into State Capture, allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a concrete pillar. A case of culpable homicide has been opened.

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