PIC: Ginimbi Palace which cost multi-million rand has been turned into a hotel

PIC: Ginimbi Palace which cost multi-million rand has been turned into a hotel


Socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure, who died during a horror car accident along Borrowdale Road in Philadelphia, Harare, Sunday morning, will have his plush Domboshava mansion became a hotel as per his wish, close relations have said.

Ginimbi (36) died when his Rolls-Royce Wraith collided head-on with a Honda Fit while driving back to his Domboshava range in the corporate of Limumba Karim, believed to be of Malawian origin, and two female passengers.

He was pulled out of the car following the crash while his three passengers were burnt beyond recognition after his vehicle, a Rolls-Royce Wraith, went up in flames.

Reports are that Ginimbi had three friends in his car, identified as Karim, Elisha, and fitness trainer-cum-video-vixen Michelle “Mimi Moana” Amuli — who all died.

They were all coming from Moana’s 26th birthday celebration at Ginimbi’s Club Dreams, formerly Sankayi.
Thousands of fans, artistes and relatives were last night gathered at the late socialite’s family home to pay their condolences, while his local and international friends, including Nigerian musician Davido, sent condolence messages.

Relatives told NewsDay Life & Style that the flamboyant young businessman had declared that nobody should occupy his mansion within the event of his demise.

“You know with what has been talked about his wealth, (that he acquired it through unorthodox means), Ginimbi is on record saying nobody would occupy his house. He told folks that it should be became a hotel,” a family insider said.

“He wont to say he would need a mausoleum to be built for him such he will always be remembered by many generations who would visit the hotel.”

He also reportedly wanted a statue erected in his honour.

Ginimbi’s father, Anderson, said though it had been sad to lose a son in such a fashion , he wasn’t shocked when he heard about the accident as his son was a speedstar.

“I received a call that he had been involved in an accident. we all know he wont to speed on the roads, so we weren’t shocked because the one that was phoning was crying,” he said.

“When we received the accident scene, we saw his car in flames and he was sleeping by the side. He was my second born. Now only two girls are left after the death of the 2 boys.”
Ginimbi’s mother died this year.

Asked whether Ginimbi had a toddler , he said he only knew one child, although he didn’t know the name.

“Aah vakomana ava vanongoita vachisiya haumbovanzwisisa (these boys would jump from one woman to the opposite , so you’d never understand them). We only know of 1 , but I don’t know the name since we didn’t stick with him/her,” he said.

Sources on the brink of Ginimbi said Karim had flown from South Africa to attend Moana’s birthday celebration .

“You know Limumba Karim was an in depth Ginimbi business partner who couldn’t miss his friend’s invite. He would be here always to support his friend and associate. They were real partners, so he came to be party of Mimi’s birthday celebrations,” said the source.

Moana died within the accident after being trapped inside.

She featured during a number of videos, among them Jah Prayzah’s Munyaradzi, Freeman’s Miridzo, Takura’s Zvemoyo, and Enzo Ishall’s Mwenje.

Moana was also a fitness trainer and played basketball.

Popular poet Albert Nyathi, who was among the mourners, described the late Ginimbi as business-minded.

“This may be a big loss for the showbiz industry. we’ve lost a young business-minded man who had tons of energy. He was so friendly, a brother. i’m saddened,” he said.

Nigerian music star Davido tweeted: “Another friend gone … RIP Ginimbi, nothing else matters today, make Una do Una worst.”

Ginimbi’s funeral is being handled by Nyaradzo Funeral Services and can likely run several days.

Mourners are gathered at Ginimbi parents’ homestead, a stone’s throw faraway from the mansion.

Ginimbi was documented for his flamboyant lifestyle and “all-white parties” he hosted per annum in Zimbabwe and across the planet .