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Twitter has no chill… but South Africans always have a great sense of humour!


Johannesburg, South Africa – Gavin Watson (the Bosasa Boss based in South Africa) died on Monday after crashing the car he was travelling in near OR Tambo International Airport, while Gavin Watson (Founder of Auto Post Media based in the UK) is alive and well, and trying to explain that hilariously on Twitter.

The death of South African Watson is no laughing matter, while authorities said there was no evidence at this stage suggesting foul play, police were investigating a case of culpable homicide, but the Twitter conversation of the UK Watson has South Africans in hysterics.

UK Watson’s account has trended many times over the past few years when reports on SA Watson surface, with social media users mistakingly (and hilariously) interacting with the wrong Watson.

And it seems it happened again yesterday.

After the news broke of SA Watson’s accident, UK Watson started getting tagged in multiple tweets, and so he put out some info on his current status in three separate posts.

“Here we go again… Time for my Twitter feed to light up!”

“To quote Mark Twain: The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

“I’m alive and well, despite the news reports, thank you for asking.”

South Africans who have caught on to the account, have also been making light of the mix-up shared name!

“To mourn our Gavin Watson or laugh with you, Gavin Watson … tricky this thing.” – Thembi Khumalo

“The ancestor is already communicating with us hardly 3 hours into office.” – Bra Hloni

“Condolences for the BIG mix up! South Africans are seriously confused. LOL” – Debbie Florence

“LOL. l like your sense of humour, man.” – Edwin Sikhosana

“Fire satan fire! We don’t do ghosts here. LOL.” – Malefa Sehanka

“You are now officially the most famous Gavin Watson; unfortunately your shady namesake won’t be a source of free publicity any more – you win some, you lose some. LOL.” – Justin

To follow the conversation, click here.

Sources: Twitter 
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