A South African-based Zimbabwean businessman Victor Jimere also know as Boss Vickela or 1 Bulk reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa yesterday, ZimMorning post reports.
Boss Vickela who was the late socialite and businessman Genius Ginimbi Kadungunge’s friend was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week according to a source that spoke to the publication and said:
He was diagnosed of Covid-19 last week and I don’t know how it took him so fast.
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We are hurt, he was a jolly good man and he has lost a vacuum in our circle of friends.
Last month it was Ginimbi (Kadungure) and now its him, its sad mate.
According to the publication, Vickela who was an electrician by profession relocated to South Africa from Botswana in 2016:
Jimere was an electrician by profession and his business empire was under the banner of his holding company Inex Investments.
His company had footprints in grinding mill manufacturing, trucking, and fuel supply chain among others.
However, information gathered by Zim Morning Post established that Jimere left more than P10 million tax arrears due to Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS).
This resulted in his deportation from Botswana in 2016, forcing his relocation to South Africa where he quickly picked up his pieces.
He reportedly revived his fortunes through the help of fellow Zimbabweans like Kit Kat, Uncle Roland, Chiyangwa and Mike Chimombe according to another source that told the publication that:
When he was deported from Botswana in 2016, some of his properties were confiscated by the government and forfeited to the State.
Some top politicians tried to assist but the pressure was too much because he was accused of funding one of the opposition political leaders’ activities and campaigns.
So when he was deported, he had to use his network of fellow Zimbabweans to rise from the ashes and he did.