Malawi’s first female cabinet minister Rose Chibambo has been hospitalised at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre due to heart attack.
Her granddaughter Cecelia Kamanga said Chibambo was rushed to the hospital on Monday after the attack.
Chibambo was in the first Kamuzu Banda cabinet in 1964 and the picture of the young beautiful Chibambo is on Malawi’s K200 note.
Kamanga then drummed up support for her hospital bills and welfare saying although she is a hero, her picture gracing on the currency, she sometimes uses public transport.
“She had to request for transport to go to hospital,” said the granddaughter.
Chibambo survived a cabinet crisis in 1964 that saw the rise against Kamuzu Banda by some cabinet ministers. This led to the killing of Yatuta Chisiza and his brother Dunduzu Chisiza and other key cabinet ministers like Masauko Chipembere and Kanyama Chiume fleeing the country as Kamuzu mercilessly hunted them to have them killed.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :