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Rose Ziba Chibambo laid to rest, VP Saulos Chilima led those bidding final Farewell

Saulos ChilimaMzuzu, January 16, 2016: The Body of late Rose Chibambo, Malawi’s first female cabinet minister, was laid to rest Saturday with full military honours at New Heroes’ Acre in Mzuzu along the M1 Road.

The Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima led Malawians in paying last respects at a ceremony which started with a church service at St Andrews CCAP Church of the Livingstonia Synod where late Rose Chibambo was a devoted member.

Malawi First Female Minister Rose Chibambo has died (1928 – 2016)

Rose ChibamboRose Lomathinda Chibambo (born 8 September 1928) has died in Malawi. Rose Chibambo organised Malawian women in their political fight against the British as a political force to be reckoned with alongside their menfolk in the push for independence.


She was imprisoned in 1959, while pregnant with her 5th child, along with other Malawians whom the Federal government felt were a threat to British rule. She gave birth while imprisoned and was not released till a year later. After Malawi gained independence, Rose Chibambo was the first woman minister in the new cabinet. When she fell out with Dr. Hastings Banda she was forced into exile for thirty years, returning after the restoration of democracy

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Dr. George Nga Ntafu has died in a car accident

Dr. George Nga NtafuMalawi Government has announced the death of Ministry of Health Chief Technical Advisor, Dr. George Nga Ntafu, who was involved in a road accident at Chatha Trading Center along Chileka road in Blantyre at 12:20pm Tuesday afternoon.


Government spokesperson Jappie Mhango confirmed the death saying Ntafu, who was once the only Neuro Surgeon in the country, was referred to Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre for treatment where he later died.

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DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT: Fr. Rodrick Zinyongo of Dedza Diocese has died

The Catholic Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi regrets to announce the death of Fr. Rodrick Zinyongo of Dedza Diocese. Fr. Zinyongo has passed away today, 6th January 2016 at Kamuzu Central Hospital in Lilongwe. Burial Mass will be on Friday, 8th January 2016 at Bembeke Cathedral starting from 10.00 am.


Fr. Zinyongo was ordained priest in 1984.


May the soul of Fr. Zinyongo Rest in Peace!



Rev. Fr. Henry Saindi


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Former Governor of Reserve Bank Victor Mbewe has died

Victor MbeweFormer Governor of Reserve Bank of Malawi, Victor Mbewe, who was Economic planning director of United Democratic Front (UDF) has died, He Graduated from Chancellor College with a Degree in Economics.

Victor Mbewe was proprietor and Board chairman at Dorvic Hotel Limited.


Victor Mbewe was also Managing Director for Standard bank, Malawi. He started his carrier with Commercial Bank of Malawi Limited

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