Ginimbi dies

…video vixen Moana also killed in horror accident


Diana Chiyangwa

Zimbabwean businessman and socialite Genius Kadungure, popularly known as Ginimbi has died.

Ginimbi, 36, died in a horrific accident in the early hours of Sunday after head-on collision in Harare’s leafy Borrowadale suburb.

Video vixen, fitness model and brand influencer Michelle ‘Moana’ Amuli, from whose birthday party they were coming.

Moana. Credit Instagram

Also killed in the accident is socialite, entrepreneur, model and brand strategist Alichia IG Adams ad another person identified as Karim.

IG. Credit Instagram

Eye witnesses said Ginimbi was speeding in his Rolls Royce when he collided with a small Honda and his vehicle career off the road and caught fire after hitting a tree.

Known for his magnanimous all-white parties, Ginimbi is said to have been ejected from his vehicle while some said they dragged him out of the vehicle. Other eye witnesses said the other victims were burnt alive and could not be rescued.

Fans and friends took to Twitter this morning expressing their shock. Exiled former Zanu PF commissar Savoir Kasukuwere tweeted: “This is unbearable. A young man who worked hard and enjoyed hard is no more! Go well Boss Ginimbi MHDSRIP.”

What remains of Ginimbi’s Rolls Royce

“I remember when I came from South Africa to meet you for business advice… Rest My Brother Rest,” said Godfrey Hlongwane on Facebook.

Ginimbi was the founder and chief executive officer of Pioneer Gases one of Zimbabwe’s leading fuel companies. The company also has interests in Botswana and South Africa. He also ran Club Sankayi (popularly known as Dreams Nightlife Club) in Harare.

In his final post on Instagram, where he had over 600 000 followers, Kadungure posted a video, declaring: “Guys it’s time to go out, it’s gonna be going down. We’re going to Dreams (nightclub) in the next few minutes, it’s gonna be going down. It’s Moana’s birthday, we’re going to pop champagne, it’s gonna be champagne showers tonight, see you there.”

As he gets into the vehicle, Kadungure tells his followers he’s “driving Rolls Royce Wraith.” The video cuts out as ‘Hello’ by Kabza de Small and DJ Mapholisa blasts from the US$500,000 motor.

The social media star and owner of Dreams nightclub, known for showing off his top-of-the-range sports cars and palatial home in Domboshava, was a cousin of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga’s estranged wife, Mary Mubaiwa.

Over the last two years, Zimbabwean authorities have investigated Kadungure for tax evasion and smuggling of liquefied petroleum gas worth millions of dollars.

During the inquiry, police also seized a Bentley and then later a Ferrari after the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority said he underpaid duty. The Bentley is still with the police. -Kukurigo News



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