- After news of socialite Ginimbi's death made headlines, many were left wondering about the details of his car accident
- It was announced that Ginimbi was driving a Rolls-Royce and online users decided to hold the car manufacturer responsible for the crash
- A mob of angry commenters swamped the Rolls-Royce Facebook page blaming the brand for Ginimbi's death
Genius 'Ginimbi' Kadungure was killed in a car accident last week, along with his three passengers.
News of the socialite's death has been dominating online discussion, and recently spiralled into online users deciding to hold the brand of the car Ginimbi was driving responsible for his death.
Thousands of commenters descended on the Rolls-Royce Facebook page, spewing anger and vitriol and blaming the car company for Ginimbi's vehicle bursting into flames.
The Facebook page had comments alleging the design of the car was faulty and that an expensive vehicle such as a Rolls-Royce should not have reacted the way that Ginimbi's did in the accident.
Twitter exploded with opinions on the angry mob, with many reminding commenters that they were not qualified or informed enough to make the types of comments that they were posting.
Check out two of the Facebook comments on the Rolls-Royce page below:
Sandra Dzikiti wrote:
"We as Zimbabweans need an explanation on how your car killed our brother with all the excellent features accredited to it. What saddens me most is knowing that the cost of your car plus the taxes that our brother paid cld have bought several Honda Fits for entire clans in my nation considering that we are a small population. We have suffered double loss indeed! Dealing with you has surely ended in tears for us Zimbabweans"
Tinashe Mhishi commented:
"RR we are crying as a nation because of your car, we lost our Mbinga (bread winner, employer, Entertainment Master) and you are busy bragging about your car.You should investigate how can 1m car get bulldozed by a 3k honda fit.You are specialists in lying.If you do not respond we will take this issue to the united nations security council and sanctions will be imposed on you. Nonsense"
Conversely, some thought the anger was misplaced:
@6ix_zw: "Don't mind silly Zimbabweans in the comments section, your cars are legendary. Ginimbi owned a fake Rolls Royce which he bought with money he got from illicit deals, corruption and tax evasion. #Zanupfmustgo"
@paul_nyabando: "So my country people have decided to go camp on the Rolls Royce Facebook page complaining that their car took away the life of our 'bread winner' Ginimbi lol"
Legit.ng reported on the accident after the terrible news had been confirmed by his family that Ginimbi had passed on.
Zimbabwean businessman Genius Kadungure, better known as Ginimbi died in the early hours of this morning in a car accident. He was coming back from fitness fundi Moana's birthday party, which was held at his night club Dreams Nightlife Club. He passed away with three other friends who were with him. The birthday girl Moana, Elisha, and Karim.
According to Twitter user @DKuwanga, Ginimbi was allegedly speeding and trying to overtake cars when the accident took place. The driver whose car he overtook watched on as he collided with the second car he wanted to overtake.
Ginimbi was flung out of his vehicle as both of the cars burst into flames. He was not wearing a seatbelt and he died instantly.
Tributes poured in for the businessman and socialite on social media. Many were shocked at the news of his death. Ginimbi's family also confirmed the tragic news. Mzansi's Sizwe Dhlomo was also in disbelief. He tweeted: "D*mn!". Tributes also poured in for the people who also died in the horrific accident. Rest in peace.
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