Billionaire Harpal Randhawa and his son died in a private plane, Cessna-206 crash on September 29. 60-year-old Harpal Randhawa was the owner of RioZim, a diversified mining company producing gold and coal as well as refining nickel and copper.
The plane that crashed and killed 6 people was also owned by Riozim. It experienced a technical fault, that resulted in a mid-air explosion, before plummeting into Peter Farm in the Zvamahande region.
RioZim confirmed the crash, and released a statement that read, “The Murowa Diamond Company (RioZim)-owned white and red Zcam aircraft had left Harare for the mine at 6 am and crashed about 6km from Mashava.”
Harpal Randhawa’s Wife & Children
The information regarding Harpal Randhawa’s family is not available in the domain. Harpal completed his education from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the University of London.
Amer Kabir Singh Randhawa, 22, the billionaire’s skilled pilot son, also perished in the horrific accident on Friday. Police have not yet disclosed the names of the other passengers who died.
Harpal Singh Randhawa’s Net worth 2023
Harpal Singh Randhawa is the founder of GEM Holdings worth $ 4 Billion. He was well-known in Zimbabwe and owned sizable mining interests in coal, diamonds, and gold.
Randhawa has been the chairman of the GEM group since it was founded in July 1993, according to his LinkedIn profile. In addition, he spent three years as a senior adviser at the real estate company Safanad and 12 years as a partner at Sabre Capital Worldwide.
Journalist and filmmaker Hopewell Chinono, who was a friend of Randhawa, confirmed the deaths of Randhawa and his son. Chinono shared the message on Twitter (X).
The family of Harpal Randhawa who died with his son Amer on Friday in a plane crash, respectfully invite all his friends and associates to celebrate his life and that of his son Amer at a memorial service at Raintree on Wednesday the 4th of October, 2023.— Hopewell Chin’ono (@daddyhope) October 1, 2023
Arrival time is 3PM.… pic.twitter.com/cWF0kPhe7G