Harare businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure lost his brother Andrew Kadungure on New Year’s Eve.
Andrew died during the early hours of Monday and was laid to rest at his rural home in Domboshava on Thursday. He was 28. Scores of people including socialites, business executives, dealers and the Vice President’s wife, Marry Chiwenga, were among mourners who paid their last respects to Andrew.
Ginimbi got to know about the death of his younger brother while on holiday. Said Ginimbi:
When we left Harare for the holiday with Genius, Andrew was recovering and we were surprised when we received the news that he had passed away. I’m still in pain that Andrew is no more, at the moment I am not in a position to say much because I am still mourning my young brother
Speaking at the event, Marry Chiwenga described the death of Andrew as heartbreaking. She also thanked Genius’ wife Zodwa for looking after her mother-in- law as well as her brother-in-law Andrew. Andrew’s female friends, who attended the burial, mimicked him as they splashed wads of US dollars on his grave. Some poured expensive wine on Andrew’s grave while others could be seen `twerking’ while singing popular funeral songs. Meanwhile, Andrew’s mother; Mbuya Kadungure is unwell. The wheel-chair bound Mbuya Kadungure was assisted by aides during Andrew’s body viewing procession. Ginimbi’s friends Bodyslam, ChiefJ, rapper Mudiwa Hood, Chief Albert, Eddie Kebab were some of the notable faces who attended the burial.