Ginimbi born Genius Kadungure was a Zimbabwean socialite and businessman also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a gas company, Pioneer Gases. He died aged 36 in a horrific road accident which also claimed three of his friends when his Rolls Royce was involved in a head-on collision with a Honda Fit on their way back to his home in Domboshava outside Harare. Below are things you probably did not know about Ginimbi.
- His company, Pioneer Gases has interests in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. He was also the owner of Club Sankayi (now known as Dreams Nightlife Club).
- He was born on 10 October 1984 in Domboshava in a family of four.
Ginimbi was the Harare International Carnival ambassador.
- Although his net worth is currently not known as his businesses are not listed publicly, based on known assets, however, his net worth can be estimated to be between US$10 million and US$100 million.
- He ventured into business at a tender age – 17, engagingin small business transactions as he became a middle-man securing gas for domestic users.
- Genius had a friend who worked at the Angolan Airways offices who helped him secure his first contract.
- Within a year, he had started driving and two years later he had a Mercedes Benz S Class. He went on to establish Pioneer Gases which supplies gas to the commercial, industrial, public and retail sectors
- Pioneer Gases is now part of Piko Trading Group.
- Kadungure was in May 2014 arrested on allegations of fraud after he allegedly defrauded Zanu-PF MP for Chegutu West Dexter Nduna, the managing director of Badon Enterprises, and a Kadoma-based miner only identified as Gatawa of R1,581,890.
- In February 2018, Ginimbi dismissed claims that he owed R340 000 to South African based businessman Mutumwa Mawere.
- He was known for throwing lavish parties.
- He also had investments in the entertainment sector and was close to a number of socialites.