Zimbabwean socialist killed in car crash after posting video saying he ‘would make champagne’

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Zimbabwe millionaire and socialite died in a car crash that destroyed his Rolls Royce and killed his passengers.

Genius Kadungure, 36, and popular influencer Michelle Amuli, 26 – better known as Mimi Moana – were among four people who died in the Borrowdale road collision in Zimbabwe’s capital Harare.

The other two victims, also Rolls Royce Wraith passengers, have been named by iHarere News as Limumba Karim – a Malawian national wanted in his home country for fraud and a woman from Mozambique named only “Elisha”.

Zimbabwean millionaire and businessman Genius Kadungure, 36, died in a car crash in the capital Harare on Sunday after his Rolls Royce Wraith collided head-on with another vehicle

Influencer Michelle Amuli, 26, better known as Mimi Moana, was among four people killed in the crash.  The friends were walking home from a club where they had celebrated Amuli's birthday when the crash happened

Influencer Michelle Amuli, 26, better known as Mimi Moana, was among four people killed in the crash. The friends were walking home from a club where they had celebrated Amuli’s birthday when the crash happened

Witnesses said Kadungure, also known as Ginimbi, was thrown from his vehicle while the other three were trapped inside as it caught fire.

Witnesses said Kadungure, also known as Ginimbi, was thrown from his vehicle while the other three were trapped inside as it caught fire.

The flashy businessman, affectionately known as Ginimbi, was reportedly thrown from his vehicle after a head-on collision with a Honda in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The Rolls Royce then allegedly struck a tree and caught fire with the others trapped inside.

Zimbabwe police confirmed in a statement that three people were “burned when the vehicle caught fire after colliding head-on with a Honda Fit when the driver passed another car.”

Hours before the crash, Kadungure posted a video on social media showing him getting into his car to get to the nightclub for the evening.  In the photo: the burnt wreckage of the car

Hours before the crash, Kadungure posted a video on social media showing him getting into his car to get to the nightclub for the evening. In the photo: the burnt wreckage of the car

The other two people who died in the car crash are believed to be Malawian fugitive Limumba Karim and a woman from Mozambique named only `` Elisha ''.

The two other people who died in the car crash are believed to be Malawian fugitive Limumba Karim and a woman from Mozambique named only “Elisha”.

Hours earlier, Kadungure had posted a video on Instagram of him getting into the car to leave his mansion in Domboshava village to enjoy a night out at Dreams Night Club – one of his businesses.

In the footage, he can be seen dancing and saying, “We’re going to pop some champagne. It will be champagne showers tonight.

The evening would have been to celebrate the 26th birthday of influencer Amuli.

Kadungure was well known for flaunting his luxurious lifestyle on social media, often posting videos of himself with fast cars in his lavish home.

Last month, he celebrated his birthday with a lavish all-white party, similar to the white-themed bashes he has hosted in the past.

Kadungure started his first business at 17 and his fortune has been estimated between £ 7 million and £ 76million, according to the BBC.

A flashy businessman, Kadungure was well known for flaunting his luxury lifestyle on social media, often posting videos of himself with fast cars in his lavish home.

A flashy businessman, Kadungure was well known for flaunting his luxury lifestyle on social media, often posting videos of himself with fast cars in his lavish home.

He started his first business at age 17 and his fortune has been estimated at between £ 7 million and £ 76million, according to the BBC.

He started his first business at age 17 and his fortune has been estimated at between £ 7 million and £ 76million, according to the BBC.

Sunday’s crash appears to have happened after Kadungure and his friends left the club.

Witnesses said he was responsive for about five minutes before he died.

iHarare News reported that passers-by tried to save others from the vehicle but were still trapped as the Rolls Royce caught fire.

Influencer Amuli was reportedly trapped in the car with three other people after the crash.  They died when the vehicle caught fire

Influencer Amuli was reportedly trapped in the car with three other people after the crash. They died when the vehicle caught fire

It is not known whether the Honda rider was killed or injured in the crash.

The fraud charges against Malawian Karim who died in the crash were linked to one of the biggest financial scandals in Malawi’s history.

In just six months in 2013, the Malawian state was reportedly the victim of a fraud of more than £ 24million, or nearly 1% of the country’s GDP.

iHarare News reported that the money had been embezzled from government accounts.

The scandal has led several donors – who largely fund the country’s budget – to withdraw nearly half of its aid money.

Karim’s alleged role in the scandal is unclear. He is said to have fled to South Africa to avoid being arrested.

The BBC reported that Kadungure faced his own fraud charges for incidents in 2009, 2014, 2016, 2018.

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