- Sep 4, 2008
At the same time that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) was finalising a damning report into corruption at Bosasa, it's CEO Gavin Watson was giving testimony at a Christian men's conference about how the company's foundations were built on Christian values.
Netwerk24 first published the four-minute video on Friday. It was part of a 2009 DVD, recorded during the conference at the NG church in Moreleta Park.
According to the report, former Springboks, Pierre Spies and Victor Matfield, were also on the DVD.
Watson speaks about his Christian upbringing and how his parents taught him that he needed to make a difference in society.
"I can thank God that I've been brought up in a Christian environment all my life. I have grown up as a Christian. And what my parents taught me is basically that to change society and to change the world around you, you need to make a difference," Watson says in the video.
"And the only way you can make a difference is that God must be at the centre of whatever you do. Once he is at the centre, then you start blessing everyone around you...you become a ‘Kingdom person’ in a ‘Kingdom environment'.
Watson speaks about prayer meetings at Bosasa every morning from 06:00 to 08:00. This, he explained, was to ensure that "God was a cornerstone of who we should be in the company" and as a result, Watson explained, his business was founded on Christian principles.