A diplomat in the foreign services has confirmed to the Maravi Post the death of Flossy Gomile-Chidyaonga According to a press statement released by the Ministry of foreign affairs, she passed away after a very short illness in Dar-es-Salaam.
Flossy Gomile graduated from Chancellor College in Malawi. She became a lecturer at the University of Malawi, Polytechnic. She is a member of the Professional Women’s Association and spoke at the “Changing World Conference” in 1997 on their behalf about building transnational relations. She served as Acting Ambassador to the British High Commission before becoming the High Commissioner to Tanzania.
In a Leaked cable to England, British High Commissioner to Malawi Fergus Cochrane-Dyet referred to Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika as arrogant, and “ever more autocratic and intolerant of criticism.” This was published in the Malawian Media, which led to WA Mutharika’s expulsion of the envoy, and a request for a replacement. In retaliation, the British government expelled Gomile-Chidyaonga, who was the Acting High Commissioner for Malawi in England at the time. They also revoked her invitation to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Funeral arrangements will be communicated in due course.
Our condolences goes out to the entire Gomile and Chidyaonga families.