An eyewitness has shared the horrific experience he had on scene of the fatal crash that killed Ginimbi and his three friends.
Genius Ginimbi Kadungure was killed in a fiery high-speed car crash early on Sunday.
He was 36.
Kadungure was returning home from Ruwa, just outside Harare, after celebrating a friend’s birthday at around 5AM when witnesses say his Rolls Royce had a head-on collision with a blue Honda Fit on Borrowdale Road.
The Rolls Royce careered off the road and smashed into a tree before catching fire. Kandungure was thrown off the vehicle and died at the scene along with three friends named as – Karim, Elisha and Moana, who was celebrating her birthday.
The driver and a passenger in the Honda Fit, which suffered damages on the front right side, escaped with minor injuries.
Witness Danny Kuwanga, who was one of the first people at the scene, said Kadungure was speeding.
“It happened in front of my eyes. He was speeding. He first overtook me and as he tried to overtake a second vehicle, that’s when he crashed into the Honda Fit driving the opposite way,” Kuwanga said.
Kuwanga said he was joined by three other man and they pulled Kadungure away from the vehicle which was now a fireball.
“The three girls didn’t make it out. They were just crying inside the burning car. We couldn’t do anything,” he added
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 police.
BREAKING : Former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira dies in SA
Former Studio 263 actress Anne Nhira who acted as Vimbai Jari in the soap has died.
She was 38 years old.
Her brother Juan Nhira confirmed the news.
“She sustained injuries on her chest area, rib cage and back during a robbery on Monday afternoon in Bedford view South Africa. She was only 38 years of age,” he said.
Juan said her funeral arrangements will be announced in due course. Rest in peace Anne.
Soul Musaka aka Soul Jah Love dies
TALENTED Zimdancehall star Soul Jah Love has died.
The popular musician, real name Soul Musaka, died on Tuesday evening at Mbuya Dorcas Hospital in Harare on Tuesday evening.
He was 31.
According to HMetro, the Pamamonya hitmaker was pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital where he was taken by his friends including Ricardo.
According to a doctor’s report, he had no pulse upon admission and his sugar was high.
One of his handlers Father Paris confirmed Jah Love’s death.
“It’s true mukomana abaya, ma1,” he said.
The musician’s death set social media abuzz with many lamenting the demise of a young talented life in the country’s rags-to-riches Zimdancehall music circuit.
The Mbare-born musician also sang a song about his death.
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Relatives and friends of a man who died in a motorcycle crash in Mozambique went and repatriated his body back home across flooded Gairezi River. This happened in Nyanga Nyamaropa.
The deceased had gone to Mozambique and involved in a motorcycle accident and died on the scene. It’s not clear why the community decided to risk crossing the flooded river but they were unconfirmed reports that a nearby bridge had been swept away by the floods.