For the longest time, word on the street is that Zimbabwean rich kid Ginimbi was using dark powers to get and maintain his wealth.
Who better to debunk these rumours than his wife Zodwa 'Zozo' Mkandla.
Speaking to Sunday Mail, Zozo explained,
“I met him when he was 23 and it was in 2006. We were just friends then but he later on asked me out and we started dating in 2009; this was after three years of friendship.”
The dating was a success, they later got married and they lived together at the plushy and palatial 10-bedroomed mansion in Domboshava.
“I lived with Genius and I never saw any juju or rituals. The parties were just him having fun," she said.
In 2018, the marriage hit rock bottom, and they parted ways.
Zozo said, “He was a very traditional man who didn’t enjoy things like pizza; he was a sadza man served with mabhonzo and matumbu (beef bones and offals). During weekends, he would enjoy hosting his friends at our home in Domboshava.”
Talking about the only wierd thing Ginimbi did that raised her eyebrows was when he burned candles from both ends.
“When we first met, Genius had nothing to his name but the man was such a hard worker. He would wake up at 5am to do his gas business. He continued to work hard throughout his life until he made it to the top,” she said.
“What I can say without any shadow of doubt is that Ginimbi was a go-getter and never used juju. If there are snakes which vomit money, why can’t people get them and be rich? I watched Genius grow from nothing to a millionaire through sheer hard work.”
“Genius was a very organised man; he obviously left a will. I will only work with the family to help them run the hotel and the transport business since I am already in the hospitality industry through Traverse Travel Agent. I have the clientele which can occupy the hotel and generate money for the business.”