A Rolls Royce belonging to the late flamboyant businessman Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was consumed in flames when a fire ignited at a parking bay at the Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) in Eastlea, Harare.
When The Herald reporters arrived at the scene, seven accident damaged vehicles were still burning while firefighters were battling to put out the fire.
Onlookers said the fire started outside the VID premises and was pushed over the precast wall into the yard by wind.
“Once the fire got inside the VID premises, it started by torching timber which was in a trailer. The trailer itself then caught fire and it spread, burning the other seven vehicle wreckages in the yard before the fire brigade came,” said Mr Michael Tayananiswa.
Another onlooker, Mr David Brando, blamed scavengers for starting the fire.
“I do not know the cause of the fire but it started behind the precast wall and we were shocked when we saw a trailer full of timber burning. The fire then spread to nearby cars before the fire brigade came to contain the fire,” he said.
The flamboyant businessman died on November 8, 2022, at the age of 36, after his Rolls Royce Wraith was involved in a high-speed crash, which resulted in the super vehicle bursting into flames. The luxury car went off the road and exploded after colliding with a Honda Fit.
Socialite Michelle “Mimi Moana” Amuli, who was celebrating her 26th birthday, also perished in the fiery crash with two other associates. The three died in the burning car when the doors failed to unlock due to the impact of the collision.
Ginimbi was buried at his palatial mansion in Domboshawa.