- Published: 11 August 2014
- Written by Staff Reporter
Socialite Genius 'Ginimbi' Kadungure, who is well known for his penchant for lavish parties, has officially popped the question to his long-time lover and renowned businessperson Zodwa Mkandla.
Zodwa said yes and the couple is now officially engaged.
The couple was on a romantic getaway in Paris last week when Ginimbi popped the question.
The youthful businessperson, who is believed to be one of Zimbabwe's richest youths has a pending fraud case before the courts and he recently had his bail conditions relaxed hence the release of his passport. He is definitely innocent until proven otherwise and he grabbed that opportunity to 'seal' his relationship with his long-time lover.
Both lovebirds could not be reached for comment over the weekend.
They were said to be in Venice, Italy and their mobile phones were unreachable.
Zodwa made the confirmation on her official Facebook page on Sunday.
"And I said yes" was the caption that accompanied photo of her flashing engagement ring.
Congratulatory messages were flooding and one of the interesting messages was from their friend Brighton Bako who wrote.
"Thank God for Paris, the city of love".
One of the couple's close friends who spoke on condition of anonymity said a lavish wedding was on cards.
"I can confirm to you that a massive white wedding will definitely be held this year. This couple has been in love for a long time now and they have complemented each other to build their business empires," said the friend.
The friend added that the wedding is likely to be held in Domboshava where Ginimbi built a 42 roomed mansion in the vicinity of his rural home.
Ginimbi has interest in the energy field while Zodwa has interests in the travel and tourism sector.
The two have previously kept their relationship under wraps but passage of time changed the script.
Tabloids were always on their trail until they finally opened up about their high profile relationship.
Kadungure is popularly known for flaunting his wealth and splashing out on luxury. He is famed for hosting a lavish US$17 000 birthday white party in Greystone Park. The birthday celebrations lasted three days. The first day was an all-white party, second day being a family-only affair and finally swimming on the last day.
As if that is not enough, the young, urbane and rich Ginimbi broke yet another record, making it known that he has a penchant for lavishness and extravagance. To celebrate his 28th birthday, the socialite flew 20 guests to Botswana in a party themed black and white. The party is said to have gobbled US$32 000 in the plush suburb of Phakalane Gold Estate in Gaborone.
Recently, the self-proclaimed "king of bling" discovered he had been taking care of another man's child for 11 years. The matter came to light when the mother of the kid Doreen Mutukwa had decided to demand an upward review of the maintenance fees to $15,000. This forced Kadungure to demand a paternity test which revealed he was not the father of the child he had been looking after for over a decade.
Last year, he held a consecutive three-day long party at his rural home in Domboshava to celebrate his new mansion he had just built in the area.
Like many other rich young men, Kadungure's lifestyle is typified by women. It has been reported that he has been beaten up by husbands of women he had sexual relations with, claims that he does not completely dismiss.
"It happens a lot of times and it has become normal. I have never dated someone's wife intentionally though," he reportedly told The Standard a few years ago. - My Zimbabwe / The Zimmail