Popular Zimbabwean socialite Genius Ginimbi Kadungure has died aged 36.
The businessman died in a road accident in Borrowdale as he was returning to his home in Domboshava, just outside Harare, after celebrating the birthday of his friend Moana.
Zimbabwe national police Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed that Kadungure has death saying he died on the spot.
Ginimbi’s Rolls Royce was involved in a head-on collision with a blue Honda Fit on Borrowdale Road between 5 and 6 am before veering off the road, hitting a tree and catching fire.
Danny Kuwanga, one of the first people to arrive at the scene, told ZimLive that Kadungure was speeding. He said:
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 added that he was joined by three other men and they pulled Kadungure away from the vehicle which was now a fireball. He said:
The girls didn’t make it out. They were just crying inside the burning car. We couldn’t do anything.
The driver and a passenger in the Honda Fit, which was damaged on the front right side, escaped with minor injuries.