Malawi nurse dies in UK from Covid-19: ‘Heartbroken’ friends pay tribute

A  Malawian nurse working in UK has died after contracting coronavirus.

It is with great sadness to learn that Malawian nurse  Chafulumira Sazuze has died after contracting coronavirus

Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze, in mid 40’s, was based in Birmingham in England’s Midlands and was working for  a care home .

She had no underlying health issues.

Her husband Kenneth Sazuze – a renowned Malawian DJ who is training to be a nurse – confirmed the demise of his “beautiful angel.”

Elsie Sazuze fell ill at home in Birmingham before being taken to Good Hope Hospital in Sutton Coldfield where she died on Tuesday.

Sazuze said his wife of 24 years, who had trained and worked at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, understood the risks of working on the front line but was happy to help people.

He said it was “absolutely devastating news for the family”.

“Heartbroken” friend and relatives have paid tribute to Elsie Chafulumira, who was also a mother.

“Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze a dedicated nurse lost your life this morning doing the job you love most. You have died a hero and you will always be remembered by many. It hurts so much,” wrote Elizabeth Zimba on Facebook.

Preacher and motivational speaker Dr Charles Kachitsa of Manchester wrote: “Very sad. Our dearest condolences  to the family. May her sour rest in peace.”

UK-based Malawian hip-hop singer Nick Thindwa wrote: “ I don’t know what to say to comfort my brother Ken Sazuze and the entire family during this trying times but may God comfort you and be with you until we meet our sister Elsie against, may her sour rest in peace.”

Kondi Munthali said “Covid-19 has taken a beautiful soul.”

Many tributes poured on Facebook,  with close friend saying Elsie had “always dreamed of being a nurse”.

Her family said she had been considered fit and healthy before she contracted the virus.

Nyasa Times management  offers its “sincere condolences” to the bereaved family.

Frontline workers for NHS  – including many Malawians – are risking their lives day after day to protect  people during the virus pandemic when Britain is on lockdown.

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dyanayekuhker
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dyanayekuhker

Banda this is not the best forum to table out your views. Condolences are only due to the deceased families both in Malawi and UK. Dont bring politics on someone’s death and for your own info. Peter wakoyo does not even know and STOP talking rubbish.

William Chirwa
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RIP our dear sister in Christ. However you dedication and hard work didn’t not benefit mother Malawi therefore to many millions out the in Malawi its like your efforts benefitted the azungus

nijo
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May her soul rest in peace

nyopani
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nyopani

Too sad!!!!!!!!!!! May Her Soul Rest In Eternal Peace

Yaya Mfiti
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May her soul rest n peace

Peturo
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Peturo

So sad! May her soul rest in peace

Nabetha
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Nabetha

A life taken away too soon in the COVID Front line, our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

Mli
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Mli

May the good Lord reward for your dedication that you have showed for assiting the sick. And God should be with her family in these trying times..Amen.

Moya
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Moya

M.H.S.R.I.P

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

From what am reading here, seems there was no any single sign that she had the virus, very different with what we are hearing on the ground about this, now my concern is, is it going to be only her who can be taken without having any signs of this virus? Ladies and gentlemen please do not be cheated, this virus is dangerous. Had she known, she would follow all instructions from the her own office, my fellow Malawians, let’s try our best and listen to what Health Officials are advising us.
May your Soul Rest in Peace.

Lendi
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Lendi

Who told u she didnt follow? Learn to be humane & sensitive sometimes. There are numerous ways of catchg the virus… one can wash hands, be on mask, use sanitizer and take all other precautionary measures but still sometimes the virus can find its way to the person. Evaluate ur thoughts whilst they are still in ur mind, before you let them out…. above all, when u dont know, or, you are not sure of something, it is not a crime to keep quite or indeed shut up… actually they call it “maturity” & “self-respect”

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

You have directed yourself in your own Political World, my English is so simple. Take it from me the word,,, she was not having any signs according to what I have heard from the article,, now my point is just straight and simple,,,if she had experience those sign that we are told by our health personnel just as she was,,, I’m sure she would do exactly what we are told,,, in other word,, am saying we should not wait to have sign that’s when we start doing what Health Officials are asking us to do. Have you found anywhere in… Read more »

5Judges
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5Judges

Kagalu, why not just keep quiet? This virus is dangerous. If it was that easy, it wouldnt have entered the Palace in UK , No 10 Downing street or the UK Parliamentary. Alot of us are trying. Please be kind.

Mbanje Legalised
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Mbanje Legalised

Nowhere does the article say that there were no signs. The family says she was considered healthy and fit “BEFORE’ she contracted the virus. May her soul rest in peace and let’s keep the family in our prayers.

Chintheche
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Chintheche

Am wondering, it’s like those who always respond to others comments have the same problem, what the first person said is clear and straightforward, he is saying,, we should follow all what the Health Officials are telling us without thinking of we should first have some signs. Mbanje the statement brought by the family is another word of saying,,,no any sign discovered,, she was fit before contracting the virus,,, meaning she didn’t have any problem,, the information out here is saying, if you have other problems in your body, it is likely to be defeated by the virus.

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