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Mokonyane: Watson's creator will deal with him

Nomvula Mokonyane told family and friends of Gavin Watson how the media has been insensitive in its reporting by focusing on the accusations against him even during a time of mourning.

Nomvula Mokonyane at Gavin Watson’s memorial service in Roodepoort, west of Johannesburg. Picture: Kayleen Morgan/EWN.

ROODEPOORT - Former Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane has told mourners at the memorial service for Bosasa boss Gavin Watson that the time will come for her to tell her truth.

Mokonyane joined friends, family and colleagues of Watson to remember him at the ceremony in Roodeport on Friday after he died in a car crash on Monday near the OR Tambo International Airport.

His name has been mentioned a number of times during testimony at the state capture commission with former ally Angelo Agrizzi implicating him in corrupt activities.

Agrizzi also accused Mokonyane of receiving money and gifts from Watson in return for favours.

WATCH: Mokonyane: My time will come I will tell you what Gavin has done

Dressed in black, Mokonyane told family and friends of Watson how the media has been insensitive in its reporting by focusing on the accusations against him even during a time of mourning.

“It’s about a former minister of water who was given chicken pieces and whiskey who is here. My time will come, I will tell what Gavin has done and not what Agrizzi is saying. But I will also tell you what Agrizzi has done.”

She said it's not anybody's place to judge Watson: “What he was doing together with Agrizzi, only his creator will deal with it. Who are we to judge? What we know is that every day Gavin used to say forgive us for our trespasses.”

Mokonyane said Watson was not a capitalist but a freedom fighter who, with his money, cared for the needs of others.