Rose Chibambo dies aged 86: Malawi first female minister – she is on banknote

Rose Lomathinda Chibambo, Malawi’s first female cabinet minister at independence, has succumbed to a heart attack.

Rose Chibambo on bank note

Rose Chibambo on bank note

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.

Chibambo’s face is on Malawi’s K200 banknote.

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my malawi pple yes real pple r dyin leavng dzitserekwete,rip mama rose

Winston Msowoya
Goodbye Rose,you have left a decent and unforgettable political history of your beloved Malawi and Africa eventhough you did not enjoy the fruits of your sweat.You are many of your stature and we are going to make sure that the Malawian people after the tribalistic storm cools down,our children and the coming generations,are going to remember your relentless commitment towards the indendence struggle and let be assured,that the remains of Chipembere,Augustine Bwanausi ,Attati Mphakati and others,will be brought home in the country they dedicated their precious lives.Rest in peace mama history will never let you down,but effigies will crumble for… Read more »
Winston msowoya

Goodbye Rose and our love to your loving husband Edwin Chibambo and never forget our revolutionary salutes to the following heroes of our independence and multiparty struggles: Yatuta Chisiza,Attati Mphakati,Kanyama Chiume,Masauko Chipembere,George Ndomondo,Dunduzu Chisiza,Orton Chirwa,W.Masamba,L.Chidawati,Felix Mwaliambwile,Medson Silombera,Augustine Bwanausi,Willy Chokani,Harry Jonga,Chakufwa Chihana,Lutengano Mwahimba,Laurence Msawangaand the rest whose names are not on the list.Once again,goodbye Rose your contribution to. our freedom struggle will not be forgotten as you can destroy an effigy,but you can not erase history.Paweme mwana wa ku kwithu uhambe kughle


Aunt Rose in your time uhave done alot evin the world will never forget u.RIP


May her soul rst in peace


Rest in peace mama


Am sorry you may rest in peace. Malawiz when r u going to install robots instead of drums Banda system is still on,let us see your strength now


may her soul rest in peace.

Professor Chinkhwasale
Professor Chinkhwasale

May her soul rest in peace!

Nzoona Ndithu

The child I think is Gadi

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