Exposing Ginimbi’s vast wealth
The news of Genius Kadungure’s death came as a shock to Zimbabwe and the world at large. His popularity had transcended the borders of Zimbabwe to distant places. His lavish lifestyle, extravagance, wealth and white parties had attracted much attention garnering him friends, enemies and fans into the mix. And conspiracy theories too.
Ginimbi died after the Rolls Royce Wraith he was driving collided head-on with a Honda Fit as he raced towards his Domboshava mansion following a night of fun at Dreams Nightlife Club.
Three other people who were with Kadungure in the Wraith were burnt beyond recognition, but the socialite’s body was reportedly flung out of the vehicle during the collision.
Ginimbi owned a 10-bedroomed mansion in Domboshava, a plush holiday home in Dubai and a mansion in Phakalane Golf Estate in Gaborone, Botswana — a luxury suburb said to be a version of Harare’s Borrowdale Brooke.
He also owned Piko Trading Group, a diversified company with interests in gas and solar. Piko is the holding company for Pioneer Gases (Zimbabwe), Quick/Pula Gases (Botswana), and Rivonia Gases in South Africa.
Ginimbi left an undisclosed number of top-of-the-range vehicles such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Range Rovers and Bentleys — all worth millions of United States dollars.
Genius Kadungure owned Dreams Nightlife Club and was the founder of the Genius Foundation.