Actor Gringo is back after a long illness. The actor was on stage on Monday in Chitungwiza where he has been roped into raising awareness on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and fight for gender equality. Gringo is working with actor Chati Butao and actress Sipilisiwe Kaikeni, courtesy of Girls and Empowerment Network Trust (GWEN).
Actor Lazarus “Gringo” Boora is back in action after an illness-induced long absence. In an interview with H-Metro, Gringo said: “I am super good now, I am back and this marks my first stage performance since I had an operation. “It’s just that tiri muhondo yeCovid-19 iyi, ikapera tinenge tava in full blast.” The veteran comedian is now back at his Hatfield home following a long stint in his rural home.
“I am staying in Hatfield now and we are preaching the gospel yekuti varume nemadzimai vasarovane mudzimba especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.
“Women are important for us, and we should be responsible as fathers. “Let’s say no gender based violence and be loving,” he said. GWEN director, Kumbirai Kahiya, said: “This is #HeForShe campaign which seeks to prevent gender-based violence amongst families.
“We are also want to see women’s participation in leadership and calling men to be supportive to women. “Men should not be violent against their wives especially during these hard times of fighting Covid-19.”
Kumbirai said there is need for a collective struggle against gender-based violence. “Families are spending more time together at home so, a lot of altercations come up leading to fights.
As an organisation, we are fighting for 50-50 representation with the support of men. “We are engaging with these local celebrities to speak about gender equality and fighting violence “The team is looking forward to see women and girls to lead and defy cultural beliefs that women should not be on the forefront,” she added.
GWEN is a young women-led community-based organisation that is committed to the participation of adolescent girls and young women in key decision-making processes through capacity building and advocacy The organisation mobilises and organises communities to initiate interventions aimed at eliminating all factors that increase girl and young women’s vulnerability>chaosafrica