Gavin Watson's legacy lives on in PE

Gavin Watson and his three brothers are still considered iconic struggle heroes in Port Elizabeth. #Courtesy DStv403

PORT ELIZABETH - Gavin Watson and his three brothers are still considered iconic struggle heroes in Port Elizabeth.

The Bosasa CEO died in a car crash in Johannesburg on Monday.

Dan Ncape has a long history with the Watson family.

READ: Gavin Watson killed in car crash

He started playing rugby with the four brothers in 1975.

Ncape says all four brothers worked at the family's clothing stores where a prayer session was held every morning by their lay preacher father.

"One thing I remember about Gavin, he was working in the stores in Sidwell. He got stabbed in front of the shop, next to the heart," said Ncape.

"I saw him thereafter. I thought the guy might be very upset about this but I found a guy who was just so willing to understand."

READ: ANC pays tribute to Gavin Watson

Watson and his family used their status as struggle icons to build a massive security conglomerate, gaining lucrative government contracts.

Their connections with the ANC run deep.

"I wanted these guys to skip the country to join the MK and I had to go to Valence Watson for all this," said Ncape.

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