FRIENDS to socialite and businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure turned Domboshava into a motor racing field on Saturday.
Ginimbi’s friends showcased their latest wheels at Nyamande village drawing attention of villagers and mourners paying their last respects to the former’s mother Juliana Mubaiwa who passed on last Wednesday at Avenues Clinic.She was 58.
Kraal head David Kadungure, on his graveside speech, described the funeral as one of its kind in the history of Domboshava.
“The death of Gogo brought light and inspiration to villagers and the whole of Domboshava people because the funeral was turned into a celebration kunge muchato kunge mafaro,” said Kadungure.
“We have never witnessed such a funeral where everyone sits on chairs, eats and drinks to their satisfaction. “The combination of spiritual leaders led by Salvation Army where Juliana was an ardent follower and that of moguls, prominent people and traditional leaders made the funeral unique and inspiring,” he said.
Ginimbi’s friends included captains of industry, celebrities, lawyers, bankers, slay queens and enthusiastic youth who took part in making sure everything went according to plan.
Ginimbi took his friends to his lavish house which is 200m away from his parents’ house where they had their meals while waiting for the undertakers to finish preparing the grave for burial.
Some mourners took time to capture Ginimbi’s house in pictures as well as posing for selfies.
“Iyi imba haisi yekuruzevha iyi, Ginimbi ndiye akakwezva chirungu muDomboshava nekuvaka imba inenge hotera,” one of the mourners was heard saying. Gogo Mubaiwa’s neighbours gave their fields to create more space for the luxurious vehicles that decorated Nyamande village.
Gogo Mubaiwa is survived by three children that include two daughters and Ginimbi.
SOCIALITE and businessman Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure humbled himself and begged for forgiveness in his graveside speech at the burial of his mother in Domboshava on Saturday.
Ginimbi sobbed by the side of Salvation Army church captain wishing his mother Juliana Mubaiwa’s soul to rest in peace.
“Today I feel humbled by the multitudes here who have helped me in bidding farewell to the woman, used by God for my existence on earth, we are laying to rest today,” said Ginimbi. “Allow me to beg for forgiveness, on behalf of my mother to my relatives, villagers, friends and even to medical doctors who may have fallen victim of negative speech during her life. “In life you make mistakes either deliberately or not but today I am seeking your forgiveness.
“I became who I am because of my parents and today I have many friends from around and beyond. “I stand before you to thank my friends who carried my burden by donating most of the expenses you witnessed during this funeral. “Haizi mari yangu yarerutsa basa riripano asi shamwari dzangu dziripano nedzisipo vamira neni vandinyaradza ndinokutendai mose.
“Iyo tende huru iyo yaunzwa naZodwa uye ndinotenda mavillagers nekugadzira paradzikwa amai vangu.
“I was in Botswana when my mother passed on but my friends made sure all was in place together with my relatives and this humbled me much,” said Ginimbi.
Ginimbi mentioned a number of his friends who made contributions at the funeral.
Most of the villagers who spoke to H-Metro hailed Ginimbi for influencing them to build better houses and his idea of meeting the cost for a tarred road in their community. Gogo Juliana was laid to rest in Nyamande village.