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Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Airwayfreak » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:22 pm

So Gavin Watson of Bosasa fame was killed in a car accident at OR Tambo today. He hit a concrete pillar ala Princess Di. He was alone in the car and no other vehicle was involved yet the police are investigating a case of culpable homicide
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Whirly » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:25 pm

Yes. Called a special prayer meeting yesterday at his offices. Left his X5 at the office and signed out the Corolla used by the company drivers to run errands. Just maybe he was under "orders"? :roll:

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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by cage » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:26 pm

Culpable homicide? Who are they going to charge? Karma?
With the corruption in our nation, we could use a few more cement pillars.
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Iceberg » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm

Pity he did not appear at the Zondo commission.
I think he knew a lot of stuff that could take down a lot of people....
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Jack Welles » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:39 pm

It must be pretty frightening/depressing to be well up there in the food chain and see what's coming down the pike and no way out ...
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:40 pm

Spare a thought for the paramedics and on-scene guys in blue.
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:40 pm

Jack Welles wrote:
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It must be pretty frightening/depressing to be well up there in the food chain and see what's coming down the pike and no way out ...
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by cage » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:44 pm

Iceberg wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Pity he did not appear at the Zondo commission.
I think he knew a lot of stuff that could take down a lot of people....
Perhaps if he did a concrete pillar wouldn't have leapt in front of him.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:49 pm

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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Whirly » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm

cage wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Iceberg wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Pity he did not appear at the Zondo commission.
I think he knew a lot of stuff that could take down a lot of people....
Perhaps if he did a concrete pillar wouldn't have leapt in front of him.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Yep, and an "accident" is a more dignified way of getting out of the way without having to face the music or bringing harm to your family. :roll:

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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Jack Welles » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:03 pm

Whirly wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:52 pm
cage wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:44 pm
Iceberg wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Pity he did not appear at the Zondo commission.
I think he knew a lot of stuff that could take down a lot of people....
Perhaps if he did a concrete pillar wouldn't have leapt in front of him.
Caught between a rock and a hard place.
Yep, and an "accident" is a more dignified way of getting out of the way without having to face the music or bringing harm to your family. :roll: Whirly.
Probably collect on the insurance, as well ...
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Jack Welles » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:04 pm

cage wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:26 pm
Culpable homicide? Who are they going to charge? Karma?
With the corruption in our nation, we could use a few more cement pillars.
It's not a dumb as it sounds. They need to open a docket in order to investigate. The potential charge is irrelevant.
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Deanw » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:05 pm

Wonder if he was wearing a seat belt? That may tell a story if he usually does ...
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Roger » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm

One report mentions he did not know how to drive a manual car, yet the Corrola was a manual :o
Hard to do that damage in 1st gear. :idea:
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Re: Should we be suspicious ?

Unread post by Whirly » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:30 pm

Roger wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm
One report mentions he did not know how to drive a manual car, yet the Corrola was a manual :o
Hard to do that damage in 1st gear. :idea:
I call bs on that claim! #-o How can a 70+ male in SA not know how to drive a stick?

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