POPULAR businessman and socialite Genius Kadungure, better known as Ginimbi, was finally laid to rest at his Domboshava mansion shortly after 15:30 hours on Saturday before a mass number of mourners with thousands blocked off on the highway to Goromonzi by the police.
Norton legislator Temba Mliswa, befittingly described the funeral as the biggest in the country. Mliswa said no one, even among the country’s most prominent politicians, will ever receive a funeral as massive as that of Ginimbi.
Sports and Youth Deputy Minister Tino Machakaire was a conspicuous government official at the event also graced by area MP, Energy Mutodi.
Speaker after speaker spoke glowingly about the socialite who died in a horrific car crash while cruising on his princely Rolls Royce with three acquaintances who also perished in tragic circumstances last Sunday.
Ginimbi’s sister Juliet Kadungure narrated how she grew up with her enterprising younger brother who tried every idea – be it market gardening, selling cell phones and much later, gas – to break into what would later turn out to be a highly rewarding business career.
Among public officials and celebrities who attended the event were Mliswa, ex-Dynamos boss and Ginimbi’s maternal uncle Kenny Mubaiwa as well as Marry Mubaiwa.