Comedian Lazarus “Gringo” Boora’s widow Netsai Meki has given birth to a bouncing baby boy 7 months after her husband’s death.
Meki delivered the baby on 5 June, just over 7 months after Gringo’s death. The comedian died on 9 November 2020 after being bedridden since August of the same year.
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She described the child as “heaven-sent, a comforter” who has brought much-needed happiness into her life.
Meki told The Herald that she is not concerned by people who are questioning the baby’s paternity and asking why the baby was born now. She said:
My husband died when I was three months pregnant. I was taking care of him while pregnant and sometimes he would say take it easy as he knew about my condition.
I didn’t share with anyone as I was in grief and as you know according to our Shona culture, when one is three or less pregnant you can’t share the news with anyone.
I was in the village for the past months and it was very stressful, thinking about how to survive. Those who had made their promises never fulfilled them.
I did not have time to trace or check on that, remember they were promises, but what I can say now is nothing has materialised.
Meki, who still resides at the Hatfield house where they were lodging with Gringo, said not many of the family members knew about the baby.
Meanwhile, a family member who refused anonymity, said it remained a mystery why Meki kept quiet about the pregnancy.
Meki already has three children with Gringo.