Rose Chibambo

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Rose Lomathinda Chibambo
Deputy Minister for Hospitals, Prisons and Social Welfare
In office
1963 – 7 September 1964
Personal details
Born(1928-09-08)8 September 1928
Died12 January 2016(2016-01-12) (aged 87)
Blantyre, Malawi

Rose Lomathinda Chibambo (8 September 1928 – 12 January 2016) was a known British-born Malawi politician and activist. She was the Protectorate of Nyasaland in the years leading up to independence as the state of Malawi in 1964, and immediately after.[1]

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. After Malawi gained independence, Chibambo was the first woman minister in the new cabinet. She was forced into exile for thirty years, returning after the restoration of democracy.

On 1 January 2012, she was honored by being place on Malawi’s 200 Kwacha banknote.[2]

Chibambo died from a heart attack at a hospital in Blantyre, Malawi at the age of 87.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Rose Chibambo not soliciting cash for hospital bills". Nyasa Archived from the original on 10 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  2. "Malawi: Rose Chibambo Dies Aged 87 - First Female Minister - She is on Banknote". All Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  3. "Malawi accords state funeral for Rose Chibambo". Nyasa Archived from the original on 16 January 2016. Retrieved 15 January 2016.