HARARE – Controversial Zimbabwean socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure has splashed out on a Rolls Royce Wraith luxury vehicle worth a mouth watering $350 000.
The Wraith is a 4 seat coupé based on the chassis of the Rolls-Royce Ghost. The car has a monstrous 6,592 cc engine, V12 twin turbo and 8 speed automatic transmission. The name Wraith comes from an old Scottish word meaning image of a Ghost or Spirit.
The 31-year-old Kadungure, more known for his lavish and wild all-white parties, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of a gas company, Pioneer Gases which has interests in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Ginimbi as he calls himself, Kadungure is reported to have started doing deals at the age of 17 before eventually becoming a middle-man securing gas for domestic users.
As previously reported on Nehanda Radio, Kadungure has generated a lot of interest since 2011 when he spent US$17 000 on an all – white party in Greystone Park, Harare.
In 2013 he is said to have flown guests from Zimbabwe for his 28th birthday in Botswana which reportedly cost US$ 32 000.
Last year he had another lavish all-white party in Sandton, South Africa. He claims celebrities from 10 African countries attended.
In 2014 Kadungure was arrested and tried on allegations of defrauding the Zanu PF MP for Chegutu East Dexter Nduna and a Kadoma-based miner known as Gatawa of 1.5m South African Rands. Extraterritorial investigations have stalled proceedings in the trial.