As Malawi continue paying tribute to former Miss Malawi and Malawi News Model Faith Chibale, President Joyce Banda says she is equally saddened with the death of the beauty queen.

“A flower has been taken away from us. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and relatives for God to comfort them at this difficult time. May her soul rest in peace,” the Malawi leader wrote on her facebook page Friday evening.

Many people have described the model’s death as a “big lose’ not only to her family but also to modelling.

Chibale died Friday afternoon at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre where had been admitted for some weeks.

Her remains will be buried on Sunday at Manjawila, Traditional Authority Phambala in central district of Ntcheu.

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