Gringo’s Wives Clash Over Comedian’s Estate
It seems like the drama surrounding the late comedian Lazarus Boora, popularly known as Gringo, is set to go on for a while despite his death some weeks back. This comes as his wives are reported to be fighting among each other over the comedian’s estate and inheritance.
Gringo’s South African based wife, Memory Chitsinga, has come out guns blazing following allegations made against her by family members and Gringo’s surviving widow Netsai Meki.
Chitsinga is the only wife that the comedian legally wedded. Though the two separated in 2003 and moved on with their lives, their marriage was never formally terminated as the divorce papers were never filed. Gringo went on to marry and divorce two other wives traditionally. At the time of his death, he was staying with his fourth wife, Netsai Meki.
Last week, Meki alleged that some family members who include the comedian’s firstborn son Taurai were tormenting her over the estate and wanted her gone.
Apparently, some of the relatives are alleging that Memory is the one who is conniving with Taurai to ensure that Meki does not get anything from the estate.
This has not gone down well with Chitsinga who came out guns blazing saying that she has no interest in Gringo’s estate as she is her own woman. Speaking to the Herald, Chitsinga said
“I have a life here in South Africa. I left Gringo when I was seven months pregnant and my boy is now 17 years old. I don’t want anything to do with his so-called estate. I am happy with what I have,”
Chitsinga added that Meki should not drag her into the family drama and that if she has any issues, she should face them head-on without involving her.
“Meki should not drag me in their dirty shenanigans rather she should deal with others. I was done with Gringo, 17 years ago and I don’t need anything. I raised my children single-handedly. Why claim his properties now? I don’t have issues with Meki as I have never met her.
“Remember if I wanted anything to do with the late I would have sued her for adultery damages because I was legally married when she moved in with him,”
Chitsinga highlighted that if she really wanted to benefit from Gringo’s estate, she would have used her marriage certificate to gain an advantage over Meki.
“If I was selfish, I would have taken the next flight to Zimbabwe the moment I heard about Gringo’s death.
“I would have used my marriage certificate and taken over as the surviving spouse or worse sued Meki for adultery damages like said before. I have long moved on and don’t stoop that low,”
Chitsinga who has two children Tanaka (21) and Terrence (17) with Gringo also expressed her displeasure at the ingratitude displayed by Meki when Gringo received financial help for his surgery last year.
“I knew about his illness from day one. My friends Jackie Ngarande and Pokello helped in paying for his surgery last year, but ungrateful Meki had the guts to say . . . (Aah taifunga kuti vabatsira because they love Gringo ndaisatoziva kuti ishamwari dzamai Tanaka).
“Who does that? I didn’t come to the funeral but my family represented me,”
We hope that Gringo’s family will be able to find each other and move on amicably.