Rose Lomathinda Chibambo, Malawi’s first female cabinet minister at independence, has succumbed to a heart attack.
She died at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre in the early hours of Tuesday, January 12, 2016, according to hospital sources. She was 86.
Chibambo hailed from Kafukule in Mzimba district, northern region.
Funeral details are yet to be announced by the family.
Nyasa Times reported a few days ago about her hospitalization.
Hero of Malawi’s independence struggle, Rose was imprisoned by the British and gave birth while in jail. Malawi’s first female cabinet minister, she rebelled against Kamuzu Banda during the Cabinet Crisis of 1964 and was exiled in Zambia for 30 years.
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