Top Nigerian music star, Davido, lost his good friend, Genius Kadungure, also known as Ginimbi, early Sunday, November 8, 2020, morning in Harare, Zimbabwe.
According to sources, Genius was on top speed in one of his luxury vehicles, which also had three other passengers.
Ginimbi, known for his wild All White Parties, was involved in a head on collision between 5 and 6am with his car bursting into flames and the other passengers burning beyond recognition.
He was a businessman into gas and other ventures.
In one of the videos released to celebrate him, he was seen driving around major roads in Zimbabwe with Davido in a convoy of some of his luxury vehicles.
He was not married but alleged to have been involved in relationships with several women including married ones.
Ginimbi, on several occasions, was said to have been beaten up by husbands of women he was having affairs with, a development, which he once described as normal.
In 2014, it was reported that he was engaged to Zodwa Mkandla, 11 years his senior and no mention has been made of them having gotten married.
In April 2018, Ginimbi disclosed that he and Mkandla were no longer together. He told the Eastern Times that he was single although he had a good relationship with Zodwa whom he continues to do business with.
Born October 10,1984, he was the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a gas company, Pioneer Gases, which has interests in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He was also the owner of Club Sankayi (now known as Dreams Nightlife Club).
Ginimbi’s net worth was currently not known as his businesses are not listed publicly.
Based on assets known, however, his net worth can be estimated to be between $10 million and $100 million.
Just last month, he added a new $600 000 worth Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster to his fleet of luxury cars, which turned heads of many in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare.
Link to fraud
In May 2014 Kadungure was arrested on allegations of fraud. He was accused of allegedly defrauding Zanu-PF MP for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna, the managing director of Badon Enterprises, and a Kadoma-based miner only identified as Gatawa of R1,581,890.
He 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 reportedly 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.
Kadungure was known as the king of bling and for throwing lavish parties. In 2010, he threw an expensive all-white birthday bash 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 colored 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 was said to have costed an estimated P250,000 (exchange value of $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.
On October 10, 2020, to mark his birthday, he hosted his a strictly by invitation all-white party that he always do and it was a bomb. Vimbai Zimuto was wearing a white dress that has caused commotion so far on social media. Stunner too was spotted having fun. Khama Billiat’s new handler Vokal was seen too at the party. Popular musician, Killer T, was also those and he has become close buddies with Ginimbi over these few years.