The late celebrity and businessman, Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure, has registered no will to determine how his estate will be distributed, his lawyers said yesterday.
According to Brighton Pabwe of Venturas and Samukange, who were long-time legal representatives of Ginimbi, no inheritance document has been deposited with any attorney or the Master of High Court.
A person can write a will and then file it with their attorneys, lawyers, or the Master of High Court.
“We are not aware of any wills prepared by the late Kadungure. That document does not currently exist,” Pabwe told The Sunday Mail yesterday.
As a way forward, the Master of High Court, Mr. Eldard Mutasa, called a meeting with the Kadungure family, creditors and beneficiaries in Harare on Wednesday at 10.30 a.m.
Mr. Mutasa could not be reached for comment because his cell phone was unavailable.
Inheritance experts said it was likely that the Kadungures would register Ginimbi’s estate at Wednesday’s meeting.
The Master of High Court then decides whether the estate should be distributed through a will or an administrator.
If an executor is appointed, he will list all the properties, vehicles and creditors of the Kadungure estate and later agree with the beneficiaries how the estate will be divided.
Mr Pabwe said a clear position on the fate of Ginimbi’s wealth would be set on Wednesday.
Last week, Ginimbi’s close friend, Mr Nomatter Zinyengere, popularly known as the “Sophisticated Hustler” or “Kit Kat”, failed to get an unsigned will in the Master of High Court.
In the unsigned will, Kit Kat was named heir to Ginimbi’s Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, while the late celebrity’s father, Mr Anderson Kadungure, and sisters Juliet and Nelia were listed as possible beneficiaries of the estate.
Repeated attempts to get a comment from Kit Kat were unsuccessful as his cell phone went unanswered. He did not respond to a request for an interview on WhatsApp.
But Ginimbi’s lawyers insisted that there was no registered will.
The family spokesman, Mr Darlington Kadungure, distanced the family from the alleged will and declined to discuss the matter further.
He said a family gathering would be held at Ginimbi’s Domboshava mansion today to show the way forward.
“Right now we don’t want to say much as a family. We’ll meet tomorrow (today) and then we’ll decide what to do with our brother’s estate,” said Darlington.
Information collected by The Sunday Mail indicates that some of the properties that make up Ginimbi’s estate, the Domboshava mansion, a luxury vacation home in Dubai, and a mansion in the Phakalane Golf Estate in Gaborone, Botswana, a luxury suburb, who is supposedly a version of Harares Borrowdale include Brooke.
Research on this paper shows that his companies include Pioneer Gases (Zimbabwe), Quick Gases (Botswana) and 27×40,000 liter fuel tankers in South Africa, all under Piko Trading, the holding company of his business companies.
Ginimbi owned an unknown number of top-of-the-line vehicles including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, Range Rovers and Bentleys valued at millions of dollars.
Although the law does not state what will happen to the 10-bedroom Domboshava mansion, close family members claim it will be converted into a high-end hotel while some of the vehicles will be used as shuttle cars for guests.