SCORES of people who thronged the late Ginimbi’s funeral were more interested in viewing the mansion he built than watching musical performances by renowned artistes.
The late businessman and socialite had plans to turn his mansion into a resort place.
Police, bouncers and security guards spent the better part of Friday night wrestling with people who turned their back on musicians who were performing in the tent outside the mansion.
Two women were reported to have been rushed to Makumbi Hospital after they were bitten by security dogs while six men risked their lives by scaling the precast wall to gain entry into the mansion.
They were caught, accorded opportunity to view the mansion from one angle, cautioned and released.
“Tanga tichida kumbopindawo mukati chete saka tasvetuka nekuti kugate hakusikupindika zvekumhanya uye hatina maface masks,” one of them was heard telling the security guards.
Another man from Mushayapokuvaka Village nearly 5km from Kadungure Village told H-Metro that he was at the mansion to view the house only and if allowed to enter would not leave without tasting the dishes he imagined were of a five star hotel standard.
“To be honest with you I am here to see the house that made noise in Domboshava and I would be happy if I got opportunity to get inside,” he said.
“If the house looks good from outside I want to believe that the rooms are awesome and we would be very grateful if given opportunity to see and taste the food being served to mourners.
“Iyi haisi nhamo inonzi funeral nekuti chero munhu wese apihwa newspaper re H-Metro and we thank Zimpapers and Prophet Passion for keeping us informed.
“Kana zvaramba imi ve H-Metro imbotiratidzai zvakaita mukati medzimba dzacho,” he said peeping while standing at a grave near the mansion.
One of the Kadungure family spokespersons Darlington Kadungure denied the request, at least during the funeral arguing that the rooms were not in order and ready for photographs.
“We are aware that some of the people are here to view the house that is why we tightened security day and night,” said Kadungure.
“It is the family’s wish to allow everyone to view the house since Ginimbi wanted it to be a tourist attraction but for the moment there would be chaos.
“As for permission to capture photographs of the rooms, the family has to make a decision and besides that the rooms are accommodating relatives and friends and cannot be ready for photographs if permission was to be granted,” he said.
Musicians Enzo Ishall, Judgment Yard and Jah Prayzah performed and it was only the 3rd Generation Boss who managed to draw the people from the mansion entrance to the tent where they were performing.
Jah Prayzah’s performance forced even the Kadungure family and friends to leave the mansion and get a taste of his musical prowess.