The estate dispute involving late socialite Genius Ginimbi Kadungure has taken a new turn, with prominent businesswoman Zodwa Mkandla demanding the surrender of a Bentley Continental GT allegedly concealed in South Africa.
The car is believed to be in the hands of Ginimbi’s long-time friend Nomatter Zinyengere in South Africa, and Zodwa wants it registered with the Master of High Court and surrendered to the Executor as allowed by the Administration of Estates Act.
In 2013, Zodwa purchased the car in the United Kingdom, while Ginimbi paid the duty in Zimbabwe.
The demand was sent to Zinyengere’s lawyers, Shomwe-Nyakuedza Attorneys, by Zodwa’s legal team, Venturas and Samkange, last week.
Our client instructs us that sometime in October 2013, she bought a Bentley Continental GT from the United Kingdom under the name Traverze Travel.
“We are further instructed that the motor vehicle is currently in the custody of Nomatter Zinyengere, who is your client. The car has not been registered with the Master of High Court as required in terms of the Administration of Estates Act.
“Our instructions are, to demand as we hereby do, that the motor vehicle be surrendered to the Executor dative so that it forms part of the deceased estate since he (Ginimbi) had been authorised to put the car in his name.
May the request be complied with within five days of receipt of this letter failing which further instructions are to approach the relevant authorities,” reads the letter
Zodwa told H-Metro that all she wants is for Ginimbi’s properties to be fully accounted for amid claims that the Bentley is now being kept away from the public.
She said she wants people to do the honorable thing and surrender all the things that belonged to Genius so that they can be registered in his estate.
People mistakenly believe that the cars Genius left behind, as well as all of his other possessions, reflect his net worth, not understanding that he has a number of large bills that must be paid first.
She also explained that all Genius left behind must be included in the estate and all unpaid bills must be paid before anyone can profit. People, including his relatives, should not rush to demand any of his assets before the proper procedures have been followed.
According to the journal, Zodwa obtained proof in the form of all paperwork relating to the vehicle’s purchase in the United Kingdom and shipping from Southampton to Walvis Bay in Namibia, all of which bear the name Traverze Travel.
Claims that the Bentley was sold when Ginimbi was still alive were rejected by Zodwa.