Ginimbi's Friends Write An Open Letter - React To Genius Kadungure's Juju Allegations

It is difficult to put the Late" in front of his name. As Genius Kadungure's close friendship circle, we are struggling with our deepest emotions to accept that "Ginimbi" is no more. 

As we grieve, we ask that social media and all platforms spreading falsehoods about Ginimbi's wealth, seek first the truth before fabricating rituals and coffins and cults around his legacy. 

We snot broken society whose fabric has been ripped, laying bare the evil and callousness which lurks in our hearts. We have resorted to developing conspiracy theories because we cannot comprehend how hard people can work. We have all had 36 years to know and understand Ginimbi and his numerous sources of wealth. If no one asked him while he was alive, why speculate now that he is dead? 

Genius Kadungure lived a courageous lifestyle, skirting on the edge of vulnerability. His life your entertainment as he would put it, is what an authentic entrepreneur looks like. Rather than learn from him, our soul purpose is to pull him down, even in death. Many a business strategist will tell you that on the other side of fear is courage, innovation and great success. Genius did just that.

Ginimbi's Friends Write An Open Letter - React To Genius Kadungure's Juju Allegations
Ginimbi's Friends Write An Open Letter - React To Genius Kadungure's Juju Allegations

We had the privilege of working hand in glove with him, witnessing his sheer hard work and exemplary work ethic first hand. As his friends and business partners, we are truly honored to have worked and prospered from his tenacity. His success was not by accident, instead he took calculated risks,which led to his slow, steady and meteoric rise to become an entrepreneurial force on the continent. 

Many may not know this, but at the beginning of his entrepreneurial journey, Genius would order muriwo (covo and rape) from the villagers in Domboshawa and sell it in town, which is testament to the determination of the man. 

His tangible assets and companies that generated income for him are there for everyone to see. It is common knowledge that Genius was one of the earliest resellers of LPg gas in Zimbabwe, and he had successful companies in Botswana as well. 

It is extremely unfortunate that some rogue elements within society are fabricating unfounded stories in a desperate attempt to distort the legacy of Genius Kadungure, at a time when we should be acknowledging his tireless efforts to put Zimbabwe on the entrepreneurial map, notwithstanding the selfless role he played in influencing the youth that it is possible to break the shackles of poverty. 

To break the cycle of poverty, we need to do better as a society. The colonization of the mind is a terrible thing. Please may we gather the little humanity we have left in us to give this legend a great send-off with respect to his friends and family during this difficult time. As we mourn, we guard him and his legacy jealously and we protect his loved ones from all the darkness threatening his light-filled years on this earth. 

Put some respect on his name.

We also wish to express our condolences to Moana's, Kareem's and Alisha's families. Our hearts pour out to you sorry for your loss. May their families find comfort in these difficult times. 

Ronald Muzambe Spokesman for Friends of Ginimbi 

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