…as coronavirus ravages
Nyasha Kada, Entertainment Reporter
They say death does not choose, it comes for all.
Death knows no social class or financial muscle and that is a fact of life.
The number of deaths recorded worldwide since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic globally, is scary.
We have witnessed death take the rich, famous, poor and untold from this earth.
It is in that light that one cannot ignore to observe that in the past three months in Zimbabwe, death has robbed us of some of the influential members of our society especially youthful entrepreneurs and hustlers popularly referred to as ‘ bosses’ or ‘mbinga’ in street lingo.
Death is normal for all human beings but the unprecedented rate of which the elite and haves in our society have fallen is alarming.
In the last three months, we have lost, three city dealers and popular big spenders, within a short space.
In November last year businessman and popular socialite Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure perished in a horrific car crash along Domboshava Road.
The accident also claimed the lives of his three friends including celebrated fitness bunny and video vixen Michell Amuli better known as Moana.
On the first day of the new year, his friend and South Africa based businessman Victor “Boss Vickela” Jimere succumbed to Covid-19 and was finally buried in Masvingo last week.
In the wee hours of Sunday morning, we lost yet another ‘boss’ in the person of Kabila.
He also succumbed to Covid-19 and he left behind a business empire with interests in real estate and petroleum industries.
A fortnight ago, Bindura’s biggest Boss Kangara died of Covid-19 at a Chitungwiza Central Hospital and left massive fleet of top of the range vehicles and upmarket houses including two in Borrowdale Brooke.
He was a gold buyer who started off as a taxi driver in the mining town of Bindura where he had a mansion in Aerodrome suburb.
The mortality rate has been worsened by the covid-19 pandemic which took Vickela and Kabila despite them affording the latest medical technology.
It is important to note that a lot of ordinary citizens are also dying although they do not find their way into newspaper headlines.
As such, Government has since tightened lockdown restrictions but some citizens have continuously defied the regulations.
Most of the violators argue that the country is largely surviving on the informal sector so if they stay at home, their families starve.
This complacence will fuel an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the country as a suspected new strain is believed to have been imported from South Africa.