By A Correspondent- Popular Zimbabwean comedian, Lazarus ‘Gringo’ Boora who succumbed to stomach cancer Monday morning is set to be buried on Thursday at his rural home in Rukweza, Rusape.
Gringo’s aunt, Mrs Esther Manheya (sister to Gringo’s mother), confirmed the funeral arrangements, saying a farewell ceremony for his Harare friends and fans would be held tomorrow before the body is taken to his rural home.
We are very saddened as a family. Gringo died around 9am yesterday when we were visiting. The funeral wake is at his brother Mr William Musakwa’s residence in Zimre Park and we have discussed as a family that tomorrow, we conduct a farewell ceremony for his friends and fans, before he leaves for Rukweza Village.
The programme on what is going to be done at the ceremony is still being worked on, but we will involve those who are relevant in it. He will be buried on Thursday afternoon.
Mrs Manheya added that the ceremony would be conducted at number 6653 Bvumba Road in Zimre Park.
Meanwhile, Dr Johannes Marisa, who had undertaken to help treat Gringo following an appeal by the family last week when his condition deteriorated, said not much could have been done as the cancer had spread to other body parts. Marisa said:
Gringo had stomach cancer which had already spread to some parts of the body. We did the scan and the results came (but were not good) and like I said, I could not share with the media before the family.
I told the family on Sunday and yesterday we had agreed to do a computerised tomography scan popularly known as ‘CT scan’. It seems he suffered a lot in the past months but did not know about his condition. It was too late for us to save him.-statemedia