It seems that all is not well within the family of the late comedian and entertainer Lazarus Boora, popularly known as Gringo, who died in November last year. This comes after Gringo’s daughter Tanaka told off her stepmother, the comedian’s widow, on social media and reminded her of how she used to ill-treat them.
At the time of his death last year, Gringo was staying with his fourth wife Netsai Meki, after separating from his other wives. Meki has since given birth to a child and is appealing for financial assistance to help her care for her children.
According to Meki, she was three months pregnant when Gringo died. She was blessed with a healthy baby on 5 June. In an interview with local publication Kwayedza, Meki appealed to Zimbabweans to help her saying that she is now taking care of four young children.
Her oldest child Takudzwa Lazarus Junior is in Grade 4. The second-born Tabeth is in ECD B while the third born is only 2-years-old. Meki said that she lost her job last year and appealed for well-wishers to help her with rentals and school fees for her children.
Following her heart-rending appeal on social media, one of her step-children, Tanaka called her out on her alleged hypocrisy and accused her of ill-treating her stepchildren when Gringo was still alive. Tanaka alleged that Meki unduly influenced Gringo to neglect his other children so that her own kids would benefit asymmetrically.
Gringo’s daughter claimed that she almost failed to write her Ordinary Level examinations due to Meki. She also sensationally alleged, that the night before he died, Gringo cried uncontrollably at the hospital after Meki lashed out and insulted Tanaka.