Moana

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Mimmie Moana
Moana.jpg
BornMichelle Amuli
(1994-11-05)November 5, 1994
DiedNovember 8, 2020(2020-11-08) (aged 26)
Harare
Cause of deathCar Accident
OccupationSocialite, Actress
Known forBeing a fitness bunny
ChildrenTyra
Parents
  • Ishmael Amuli (father)
  • Yolanda Kuvaonga (mother)


Mimmie Moana (real name Michelle Amuli) was a well known Zimbabwean actress, fitness bunny and media personality who gained a huge following on social media for serving body goals that would put most to shame. She starred in videos of prominent artists including Jah Prayzah in his song Munyaradzi, ExQ, Takura's popular track Zvemoyo, Freeman's track Muridzo and Enzo Ishall's track Mwenje. She was quite famous for her fitness videos which she regurlaly posted online.[1]

Moana died on 8 November 2020 after being trapped in a car that was involved in an accident that claimed the life of popular socialite Genius Kadungure popularly known as Ginimbi. They were coming from celebrating her birthday at Ginimbi's Dreams Nightlife Club (formerly known as Club Sankayi in Harare. Her death was confirmed by Ginimbi's PR manager Ms Shally.[2]

Background

Moana was born on 5 November 1994 and she is the second born in a family of five children and she was the only girl. She was married but later separated with her husband whom she had a daughter with, named Tyra. She was born to Ishmael Amuli.[3] The fitness bunny was one of the hottest staff when it comes to fitness in the country. She was one of the few females who tried by all means to live a healthy life. She had a stunning body that many out there may die for. The lady used to hit the gym very hard and her physical body could tell or showed off.

Moana had a daughter and her fiance is unidentified, however, she flaunted her engagement ring which was encrusted in diamonds.

Death

Fitness Bunny Moana died after being involved in a car accident that killed Genius Kadungure popularly known as Ginimbi. She was one of the three people who were with Ginimbi in the car. It is being said they were coming from Ginimbi’s club The Dreamlife Club where they were celebrating Moana’s 26th birthday party. The fitness bunny who had just engaged at the time of her death had turned 26 on Thursday 5 November 2020 and had set up the night of 7 November 2020 as the official party celebrations day at Ginimbi’s club. Check Ginimbi’s video before he went to Moana’s birthday bash.[4]

Postmortem results

The doctors said there is need for DNA tests after they failed to identify her because there were two ladies in the vehicle. The tests may take two to three weeks to be out. This was confirmed by her mother, Yolanda Kuvaonga, to Zimpapers Television Network on 10 November 2020.[5]

Ginimbi announcing Moana's party


Burial

The funeral service for Moana at Doves Funeral Parlour could not happen as her paternal and maternal families were locked in a stalemate. Her maternal side wanted her buried at Zororo Memorial Park while the father's family insisted on Domboshava. It took the families two hours locked in a meeting. The bone of contention is the manner in which the late fitness enthusiast will be buried. Her father prefers a Muslim burial, while the mother`s side seeks to lay her to rest following Christian conventions.

After a long meeting, it appeared the families reached a compromise. According to Moana's uncle (maternal) she will be buried at Zororo Memorial Park on 19 November 2020. Her paternal side still insists it will be a Muslim burial and it seems preparations have been adjusted accordingly.[6]

Burial Dispute

After a burial dispute involving her paternal and maternal families that ended up at the High Court in Harare, Judge Justice Kwenda ruled that the late socialite Moana can now be buried and "The burial rights are awarded to the father of the deceased to lead the burial ceremonies of the deceased and in consultation with the mother of the deceased and the maternal family..."

Picture Gallery

Videos

Fitness Motivation: Mimie Mona Beast Mode
Moana featured in the video of Jah Prayzah's song Munyaradzi


References

  1. [1], Youth Village, Published: September 2020, Accessed: 8 November, 2020
  2. H-Metro, [2], H-Metro, Published: 8 November, 2020, Accessed: 8 November, 2020
  3. Gilbert Nyambabvu, [3], ZBC News, Published: 9 November, 2020, Accessed: 9 November, 2020
  4. Lucky Mabhiza, [4], News365, Published: 8 November, 2020, Accessed: 8 November, 2020
  5. [5], HMetro, Published: 10 November, 2020, Accessed: 10 November, 2020
  6. [6], Herald, Published: 18 November, 2020, Accessed: 18 November, 2020