THE High Court in Harare has issued an order barring the executor of Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure’s estate from processing the late socialite’s property following an urgent application by his sisters and father.
The late Ginimbi’s sisters; Juliet and Nelia, and his father Anderson Kadungure, approached the High questioning the legitimacy of an unsigned will presented by lawyer Patricia Darangwa.
On Monday Justice Sylvia Chirawu-Mugomba granted the application by the Kadungure family.
Justice Chirawu-Mugomba found Darangwa at fault in authorising the release of a Lamborghini in the absence of a proper liquidation and distribution account.
“In my view, there are prima facie red flags in the document itself, processes and manner leading to the acceptance of the document as a will… Darangwa be and hereby interdicted from administering the estate of the late Genius Kadungure,” she said.
She also interdicted the Master of High Court “from accepting any process in relation to the administration of the estate of the late Genius Kadungure under DR No. 1771/20 filed by or on behalf of Darangwa.”
Justice Chirawu-Mugomba also noted that Ginimbi’s estate spans three countries, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.
The three countries obviously have different laws and processes in relation to the administration of estates of deceased foreigners.
“That in itself may entail external conflict of laws,” said Justice Chirawu-Mugomba.
Ginimbi died in a car crash in November last year when his Rolls Royce veered off the road in Harare and rammed into a tree.
The car exploded into a fireball a few moments after the collision, killing him on the spot and three friends.
Ginimbi had several expensive supercars, including a Bentley, Ferrari, and a Lamborghini. –