Rose Chibambo not soliciting cash for hospital bills – Daughter

One of the daughters of heroine and historic figure Rose Chibambo has said the family will not struggle to pay for her hospital bills at Mwaiwathu in Blantyre and that request for financial help should be disregarded.

Rose Chibambo on bank note

Rose Chibambo on bank note

Chibambo’s granddaughter Juliet Mhango was earlier quoted by Nyasa Times that the public should raise money to help her pay hospital bills.

But Chibambo’s daughter Dr. Gadi Chibambo-Smith said Mhango’s statement was “misinformation.”

She said the family was “totally shocked and alarmed” that they are begging for help.

“We are not requesting any financial assistance from anyone for mum’s hospital bills,” Gadi stated.

“ Mum has had hospitalization in the past and these have all been taken care of by the immediate family,” she added.

Gadi said granddaughter who gave the statements “was not authorized by any immediate family members to do so.”

She said the family request that Rose Chibambo’s privacy be respected during her illness

“We appreciate all the prayers and well wishes for her recovery,” she said.

Chibambo is on a K200 bank note.

She is the first female cabinet minister in Kamuzu Banda first ever cabinet of 1964.

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25 thoughts on “Rose Chibambo not soliciting cash for hospital bills – Daughter”

  1. Lisa Munthali says:

    It is sad that Malawians are publishing negative press about a sick patient, this is disgustingly unacceptable. Nobody is taking in to consideration what the family or the patient is going through. This is something that could happen to anybody and I’m sure that no one would appreciate negative publications from the press. All those being negative should be ashamed, Juliet Mhango is not even a direct grandchild but because she “claims” to be a grandchild and utters negativity about a patient and a woman who fought and struggled for Malawi’s independence, a lot of people prey on that. Shame on all those preying on Rose Chibambo’s sickness. It is disgusting of you to do so.

  2. Mlomwe original says:

    Iwe Dr Gadi usatipusise. Zaoneka kuti Mayi ako sumawasamala.

    Shame on you Gadi.

  3. Ma says:

    Caught off guard Dr don’t care for your grandma period.

  4. Lisa Banda says:

    You Malawians are just dwanzi chaps and have no sense of appreciation nor respect for your elders that is why this country will always be left behind whilst the rest of the world progresses nonsense…If the family has the means to take care of the bills is that not good for your corrupt leaders who have failed to take care of their country including your heroic veterans ? It has to take a foreigner to tell you about your own history? Go to school and get educated then maybe you will be smart enough to take care of your own people including Heroic Veteran politicians like this sweet old lady…#get-educated!

  5. JD says:

    We don’t put people who are alive on bank notes

  6. Nasimba Novirhikana says:

    This means that the granddaughter is closer to the first female deputy minister (the sick poor mum rose chirambo) more than this barking doctor in US. The granddaughter analysed the situation of the sick female gogo and had no option but to flash a begging bowl. It is up to you the reader to believe the granddaughter or the lavish doctor in US but I choose to side with the begging granddaughter. This Gadi person is a hypocrite trying to paint the picture that all is well with the chirambos financially.

  7. Willie Chirwa says:

    That’s better although I look at it as a face saver. This granddaugther seems to me to be telling the masses facts. if this lady was getting support from Dr. Smith the daugther why should have the grand daugther pressed the alarm button? Anywhere thanks for saving your own further ridicule and saving light hearted malawians from digging deeper into their pockets in this January Elnino to pay for your mums exobitant Mwaiwathu bills while you dine and wine in lower Mahattan’s 20 star hotels

  8. bok says:

    Clean your house please..

  9. Juggleman says:

    You got all what you asked for from so called govt or other well wishers and now u have been told to change the chune…shame on you. God is there for bettet resolutions…uusi siufuka popanda moto…

  10. eluby chikopa says:

    hehehehe! madzi akatayika sawoleka kaya titi ukala ukatuluka subwerera mu mphwala.

  11. kukhala says:

    nzukulu osa chita consultation b4 going public

  12. pwevu says:

    That’s good news anthu asowe zonena. Be proud of what you are and avoid putting urself up fo redicule. Quick recovery to our Great Mama..

  13. david says:

    may the hand of God heal her

  14. Pamajiga says:

    Musaname inu mwangochitapo manyazi. ana omvesa chisoni. mumafuna anthu akusamalilireni mayi anu inu muli kuti?????? Chitani manyazi. Mpaka kupempha dziko kuti lisonkhe?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!! Zomvetsa chisoni.

  15. MKWAPU says:

    The grand daughter on the other hand is right shame on u dpp

  16. Mansfield says:

    Thats a very good statement from the family.
    I know the family of mama rose chibambo.they r not beggars

  17. Chikopa says:

    Adotolowo ndiye kuti satumiza chithandizo kuno ku mudzi. You are speaking in the comfort of USA pamene mayi wanu kuno kukhalira kudyera bonya? Shame on you and do not blame grand daughter. Are you the spokesperson since you are in USA. I would rather believe a Malawian resident than one so called Mrs Smith.

  18. Bwino says:

    Bravo Gadi, parents deserve dignity. That Mrs Mhango girl should have consulted before shaming your dear mom.

  19. torgo nodo says:

    pepani mayi, zidzukulu ndi choncho. she even revaled to the world on zodiak radio about how difficult your mother’s financial situation is and it really disturbed me. anyway, water under the bridge. just tell her to watch her mouth in future, and that in malawi we take care of our own. get well soon mme chibambo.

  20. Winston msowoya says:

    Rose mwana wa kwitu Chiuta awe namwe.You have played such a pivotal role in the independence struggle of our beloved mother Malawi,you have nothing to loose and your history will remain for ever.I remember when your loved husband Edwin Chibambo was taken from you in exile in Zambia at the time he was much needed to take care of the young ones in a strange land.However Rose,you had a comfort of another Malawian freedom fighter lady by name of Baka Chisiza the wife of our national hero Yatuta Kaluli Chisiza.She lost her loved husband while fighting the forces of reaction and oppression in Sept.1967.The untimely demise of her husband,never broke her down,her love for her two boys Vyande and Kwacha never waned until she also followed her husband.Rose keep heart,you have Shawn that you have the heart of a Lion and history is with you Eventhough our brothers and sisters from the south and central undermine your stature and your ideals.Northerners have played remarkable roles in the freedom struggle of our Nyasaland and that’s why Hastings Banda appointed more Cabinet Ministers from the North due to their ability and academic achievements during colonial rule where there were no QUATA SYSTEM,the beast incarnate.Rose,may God the Almighty keep you well Malawi belongs to all of us not only for the Chewas,Lomwes,Yaos,Senas,Tumbukas and the rest.God will one day show the way.ALUTA CONTINUA and LONG LIVE MALAWi.

  21. Chikulamajembe says:

    She is not the first female cabinet minister in Malawi.period. She was a deputy minister, do your research and you will be enlightened. Kadammanja is.

  22. manyi says:

    Its non of my bussiness

  23. Joseph Banda says:

    How did she get hospitalized without the knowledge of the good daughter Gadi? Juliet is human and congratulate her for exposed the selfish so called immediate family. Do you really talk to your Mom Gadi? Probably you talked to her 2 years ago. You and the immediate family are bad examples of Malawians looking after their elderly. What a shame?

  24. moffat lungu says:

    The daughter is right. I did not believe that Mhango should go to the public with a begging bowl for Ms Rose Chabambo. Next time choose someone to speak on behalf of the family and not this Mrs Mhango who was speaking while crying and she mentioned that Mrs Chobambo lacks transport and she uses Minibus and that they had to ask for well wishers to give her transport to Blantyre. I was touched but with questions. Respect you grandmother please. Money will still come from well wishers but stop undressing your family in the public. Thanks Dr Gadi for the wise decision.

  25. The Analyst says:

    Few are those who trust their ears more than their eyes. And more often than not, it is safer to trust your eyes more than your ears.

    Thus, the family member did not have to wait for authorisation to ask for help when all was laid bare for her eyes to see, that all was not well, financially. The family may be able; but that doesn’t automatically mean that the members are willing to assist. Ability to spend and willingness to spend are some key yet subtly distinct hence interesting concepts.

    It takes courage to admit that one is in trouble; particularly if one has a name. Ask a married man who is consistently beaten by his wife. He would rather die of being beaten by the wife than seek assistance.

    Also, “A kingdom that is divided . . . , soon falls” – Jesus Christ (Mark 3:24)

    This just shows how disintegrated you guys are, kaya technology kaya. You need to rediscover your togetherness. Nothing is more important than family. Family! Family! . . .

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