Former minister Nomvula Mokonyane said Gavin Watson had been persecuted for his beliefs, just like Jesus.
JOHANNESBURG - ANC NEC member Nomvula Mokonyane has described Gavin Watson as a freedom fighter who was victimised for his activism.
She was speaking at his memorial at the Little Falls Christian Centre in Roodepoort.
Mokonyane also said the Watson family has been victimised because they joined the ANC's struggle against apartheid.
She said Watson had been persecuted for his beliefs, just like Jesus.
Watson died earlier this week when his car smashed into a pillar close to the OR Tambo International airport.
He will be buried in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.