A South African-based Zimbabwean businessman Boss Vickela, real name, Victor Jimere reportedly succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa on Wednesday.
iHarare has established that Boss Vickela who was the late socialite and businessman Genius Ginimbi Kadungunge’s friend was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week.
A friend who spoke on condition of anonymity who was close to both Ginimbi and Boss Vickela lamented how he has lost two of his great friends in a short space of time.
“He was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week and I don’t know how it took him so fast.”
“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 it’s him, it’s sad mate,” said the friend.
He had become a ‘permanent feature’ at the late Ginimbi’s white parties which he hosted every year.
Condolence messages have been pouring in from friends, colleagues, and businessmen on social media as they mourn and pay tribute to him.
He was the owner, Inex Investments, a company that had footprints in grinding mill manufacturing, trucking, and fuel supply chain among others.
However, according to information gathered by Zim Morning Post Boss Vickela is alleged to have left more than P10 million tax arrears due to Botswana Unified Revenue Service (BURS).
The tax arrears are alleged to have resulted in his deportation from Botswana in 2016, forcing him to relocate to South Africa where he quickly picked up his pieces.