Rose Lomathinda Chibambo
|Deputy Minister for Hospitals, Prisons and Social Welfare|
1963 – 7 September 1964
|Born||8 September 1928|
|Died||12 January 2016 (aged 87)|
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.
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.
References[change | change source]
- "Rose Chibambo not soliciting cash for hospital bills". Nyasa Times.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Malawi: Rose Chibambo Dies Aged 87 - First Female Minister - She is on Banknote". All Africa.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
- "Malawi accords state funeral for Rose Chibambo". Nyasa Times.com. Retrieved 15 January 2016.