Is the funeral of the late Ginimbi equal to any politician? Absolutely not
Zimbabwean socialite and businessman, who was popularly referred to as Minister of Entertainment, Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was finally laid to rest today.
it’s been just over every week since his passing, and during this week we’ve barely learned of the impact that the star had on Africa.
When it had been announced that Ginimbi has passed on thanks to a tragic car accident that saw him and three other friends including, Elish, Karim, and therefore the birthday girl and fitness influencer, Moana expires. Africa as an entire mourned the passing of the proclaimed billionaire. Even our faves in South Ah took to social media to mourn his passing while sharing touching moments that they had spent with him.
However, what was apparent with the events of the past week was that not only was Ginimbi loved by the who’s who of the African show business. But Ginimbi had impacted the lives of his fans. Through the past week, there has been touching testimonials from fans that had interacted with Ginimbi and every one attest that besides being the superstar that he was, he was still humble.
I was watching your Casket being paraded past the accident scene , the place where you took your very last breath and bid farewell to us , its very sad and very emotional . but why bro why so soon😭! Rest in Peace Ginimbi , Rest in Peace My Boy , My Brother. pic.twitter.com/Xjam64JkSn
— Amos T Gwatsvaira (@AmosTGwatsvaira) November 13, 2020
As Zimbabweans were preparing to bid their goodbyes for the entertainer, more details about his funeral were shared. First, it had been announced that he was set to possess a presidential send-off. A sendoff that might be covered from Ginimbi’s own pocket because it was reported that he had put aside money for his funeral.
Second, was the matter of the theme for the funeral. In 2020, we’ve learned that a funeral isn’t a funeral if it doesn’t have a topic. For a person with an affinity for all things white, it’s no surprise that the theme of his funeral was all-white. This doesn’t mean that each one of the attendees would adhere to the theme. But from visuals shared of the venue, it’s clear that the reports were true because everything inside was white.
They done well for Ginimbi. Thats his style! Mbinga to the bone. pic.twitter.com/7xodd1Kxzk
— Hannibal Lecter (@mhaiweezvangu) November 14, 2020
Rick Ross for Ginimbi Burial pic.twitter.com/GEUmm0jJUJ
— MutovoW (@MutovoW) November 14, 2020
Lastly, is that the matter of how dearly that folks have come to like Ginimbi. The day before his funeral, a public memorial was held in his name. In numbers, crowds gathered. The capacity crowd was so overwhelming that even the barricades weren’t enough to regulate the gang.
I don’t think Ginimbi knew he was this porpular 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🇿🇼 pic.twitter.com/c1z2TlFOoL
— 🇿🇼Walter Tendekai Mawunga🇿🇼 (@WaltJackman) November 14, 2020
Artist in big trouble in Domboshava for drawing the wrong Ginimbi pic.twitter.com/2aetpUp04C
— Zim Around 🇿🇼 (@ZimAround) November 14, 2020
The only sad aspect of the whole situation is that while Ginimbi receives his presidential sendoff. The families of the ladies he passed on with haven’t had equivalent luck with their own funeral arrangements. it’s reported that the family of 1 of the deceased took to social media to crowd-fund for his or her daughter’s funeral.
Ginimbi had a Versace casket whilst Moana's family had to beg the public for help. This life shows you how you are invested in the world and not yourself, so many followers,likes and nobody but family at her funeral, Stop idolising insta queens,so many are empty inside 📢
— SparkleZ (@Zparkl3) November 14, 2020