Malawi first female minister Rose Chibambo down with heart attack

Malawi’s first female cabinet minister Rose Chibambo has been hospitalised at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre due to heart attack.

Rose Chibambo

Rose Chibambo

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.

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I saw her at BIC together with Tamanda Kadzamila and Gwanda Chakuamba. I enjoyed their presence last year as they were awarded honourally degrees for their unspeakable jobs. Grandy, I wish you well 200 times.

Dickson Kambuku

I pray that God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob should heal you in Jesus’ name


Get well the soonest dear Buya. you insipire me


healing mercies in Jesus name


Gogo Rose nyaZiba Chibambo has been blessed with caring children. She drives around in Mzuzu and amazes onlookers. It is indeed not every day that one sees a very elderly lady gogo on the wheel. Obviousl, her car may be off the road at the moment.

We in the North value extended or clan relationships. I have no doubts young clan members like Kamuzu Chibambo are always there for this icon that is in the hearts of even us who have no blood ties with her. Get well soon Gogo nayZiba

A Malawi inu!! Mzatsiya liti kutukwana? Give your elders some the respect they deserve! The author of this article and the granddaughter have not forced anybody to give but only for those who have a heart to come forward to help. It is not proper to mention names and brand them as non thinkers towards their mother as some have perceived. Life doesn’t mean that all should own a car or everything, it comes at a time when somebody somehow will lack something. Galimoto zimatha nthawi zina and may not be easily replaced. Being someone in that legacy is not… Read more »

Kamuzu Chibambo zoona? Shame on you. Mayi ako kumavutika iwe ulipo? Matama onse aja? Chita manyazi! !!!!!!


Get well soon mama


So she doesn’t have a car??? Really? I think she is a Mom to Kamuzu Chibambo the Lawyer and presidential aspirant and yet can’t buy a reconditioned car for her mom! Shame..


Quick recovery Mamah!!!!

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