Gringo’s widow says she is being hounded out of her house by his relatives.

 “To be frank with you, the dispute started the day after my husband died. It started with some family members who were now avoiding me, hiding me from the press and other well-wishers, maybe they thought since I was grieving I would end up opening a can of worms. 

“If you recall well, I was with Gringo until the time of his death. His son took over the funeral proceedings at Zimre Park. I have no problem with that, but it seems I was left out of the decision making process.”

“So, the other family members think I am after his property. I met Gringo and he had nothing, we struggled together. He bought his own car, a Mazda 626, which he gladly gave to his son Taurai while he still alive. Now I hear Taurai wants to sell the car because he wants Gringo’s Isuzu KB 250.”

“The family members, including Taurai, think Gringo had several cars. The Isuzu KB 250 they want does not belong to him. The car is in his boss’ name. He acquired it at work and had negotiations with his former boss at AB Petroleum, where he worked then, as they could not pay him monthly.

“So, he was given half his salary and was the car to use for hiring services to get his money back. I do not know what will happen after today, maybe the owner will come and take his car or give it to us for good.

“But I am not letting that car go to Taurai because that is what I want to use for his children. They need school fees and food,”  she told The Herald. The family is also after Gringo's phone as the family is after the Ecocash donations.

A memorial service was held yesterday for Gringo.