Genius Kadungure aka Ginimbi, Karim Cazal, Alicia Adams and Moana Amuli killed in deadly Harare road accident: Full details
VIDEO: 36 year old Zimbabwe Socialite Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure has died after a high speed car crash in Harare.
He was thrown off the vehicle which burst into flames after the crash, according to witnesses. The wealthy Kadungure, affectionately known as Ginimbi, died on Sunday morning following a fatal car crash along the Borrowdale road. The businessman is alleged to have been speeding at the time of the accident following a night of partying at Club Dreams in the capital.
Social media reports citing police say his friends Karim Cazal, Alicia Adams and Moana Amuli perished in the inferno after Kadungure’s Rolls Royce caught fire at impact.
Socialite and video vixen Michelle Amuli, professionally known as Mimi Moana, also died as she was travelling with Ginimbi. A few hours earlier, Moana had been celebrating her 26th birthday at the Club Dreams.
Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi has confirmed the death of Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure in a head-on collision with a Honda Fit near Philadelphia area along Borrowdale road this morning.
“I can confirm that Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure has died. He was driving one of his latest acquisitions (Rolls Royce Wraith) sometime between 5am and 6am when he was involved in a head-on collision with another car.
“The other car had three occupants who also died on the spot. We are yet to confirm if Ginimbi had other people in his car.
“But so far we can confirm the death of four people in that accident. The other car caught fire and burst into flames,” Asst Comm Nyathi, told a local publication.
He said police would continue to release information as it trickles in.
Occupants of the Honda Fit were reportedly shaken but not seriously injured. Their names have not been released.
Moana Ms Shally killed in horror road accident
Reports say Ginimbi had three friends in his car, Karim, Elisha and Moana (Ms Shally).
The video of Ginimbi‘s last status on social media before he died that same night in a car crash that also took the lives of his 3 friends.
In the status video Ginimbi said he was heading out in his Rolls Royce to celebrate the birthday of a friend, Moana.
In the morning of the 8th of November around 5 AM, the Rolls Royce collided with another car resulting in the car crashing into trees and bursting into flames. Ginimbi was thrown out of the vehicle and died on the spot.
His friends who were in the car, 2 ladies and a gentleman, also lost their lives in the burning car. They have been identified on social media as Karim Cazal, Alicia Adams and Moana Amuli.
HOW GINIMBI BECAME A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
Genius Kadungure, popularly known as Ginimbi the popular and controversial Zimbabwean socialite and businessman has died.
Kadungure was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a gas company, Pioneer Gasses, which has interests in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
In the last few years of his life, Kadungure was known for throwing wild parties and for allegedly dating several married woman, claims which he did not deny.
In 2014 he was arrested and tried on allegations of defrauding a ZANU PF member and a Kadoma-based miner of 1,581,890 South African Rands.
Kadungure was born in Domboshava in a family of four. He started his business career by hustling in search of a decent livelihood at the age of 17. Soon he became a middleman securing gas for domestic users. Since he had a friend who worked at the Angolan Airways offices, he quickly secured his first ever contract through his friend. After signing the contract, Kadungure followed up on many gas users and that is when his fortunes turned.
Within a year in the business, he was already driving and two years later he had a Mercedes-Benz S Class something considered by many locals to be a symbol of success.
He went on to form, Pioneer Gasses. The company supplies gas to the commercial, industrial, public and retail sectors. The company also offers delivery services by tanker to major facilities with their own storage and also sell gas bottles in a range of popular sizes.
He went on to buy Quick Gases in Botswana in which He is currently the only shareholder. With the success of his companies, he decided to add Rivonia Gases to his portfolio followed by another business initiative called City Centre Freight. All these companies fall under PIKO Trading Group, which he is a majority shareholder.
Due to the increased growth and success of his businesses, he became one of the richest young Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe.
What set him apart from the rest perhaps was one of his greatest passions which was assisting children in need. This led him in being the co-founder of the Celebs4Change campaign which received a lot of support from A-list celebrities from all over Africa in giving their time and gifts to children in need.
Genius enjoyed travelling and spending time away on islands where he rejuvenated himself with beach views.
Kadungure, who was also known as the king of bling, was well known for throwing lavish parties. In 2010, he threw one of the most expensive all-white birthday bashes in Harare, where an estimated US$17,000 was spent.
The party drew scores of people from Harare’s northern suburbs and guests were treated to high-end whiskey, bright coloured cocktails, champagne, as well as cigars at his Greystone Park home for three consecutive days.
Two years later, in 2012, Kadungure hosted another extravagant birthday party which was held in Botswana. The party is said to have gobbled an estimated P250,000 (exchange value of US $32,000 at that time).
In 2013, Kadungure also held a consecutive three-day long party at his rural home in Domboshava to celebrate a newly-built mansion he had put up in the area.
In 2015 he hosted another all-white party in Sandton South Africa which was stopped by police for violating Noise Regulations.
Ginimbi is reported to have been involved with many married women. It was reported that many times he had been beaten up by husbands of women he had sexual relations with.
On these claims, Kadungure said it was normal. In January 2014, he made headlines when it was revealed that he had been looking after another man’s child for the past 11 years. This came to light after one Doreen Mutukwa demanded an upward review of maintenance fees to $1,500. This led to Genius demanding a paternity test and the outcome showed that Kadungure was not the father of the child.
In May 2014 Kadungure was arrested on allegations of fraud. He allegedly swindled ZANU-PF MP for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna, who is the managing director of Badon Enterprises, and a Kadoma-based miner only identified as Gatawa of R1,581,890. Kadungure was reported to have created a fictitious company named Transco Civil Engineering purportedly based in South Africa and opened an ABSA bank account for the company. He then contacted the complainants over the phone and misrepresented himself as the chief buyer for Marange Resources looking for mining pumps at competitive prices, it was alleged.
In December 2011 Gatawa sent his brother Enock to South Africa to purchase the pumps. He was ordered to deposit R1,046,890 for the purchase of 10 flight pumps in the ABSA bank account. After the transfers, Enock was told by Transco Civil Engineering “officials” to go back to Zimbabwe and check for his parcel with DHL in three days time. He only received a parcel of cellphone chargers.
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