Florence Chakhaza, one of Malawi’s netball administration heartbeat, once served as a secretary at Hardware and General Dealers from 1992 until her retirement in 2002.
Throughout these years, Florence Chakhaza demonstrated her utmost passion for the game of netball and for the love of the game, travelled to different places to watch games.
But she only shot to prominence in 2001 upon her election as Netball Association of Malawi Treasurer Geneal until 2005 when she vacated the office.
It was the same year(2005) that she assumed thw post of Southern Region Netball Committee (SRNC) up to 2013 when she called it quit.
Since then she had become an advisor to netball Administrators and the athletes themselves until her demise on Monday, August 31, 2020.
In an interview with SWAM365, NAM General Secretary Carol Bapu described Chakhaza’s demise as a sad day to the entire Netball fraternity.
“While serving as NAM Treasurer and SRNC Chairperson, Madam Florence Chakhaza sacrificed and dedicated her entire life towards improvement of the standards of netball in the country.
Here is a woman who had respect for everyone, including people’s views regardless of age and has left an indelible mark in our hearts and we assure our departed mom of our promise to fulfill her dream of fearless Malawi Queens”, mourned Bapu.
Born on September 10, 1955, Florence Chakhaza Revered by many due to her humility, died on August 31, 2020 at the age of 64 and was laid to rest on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at South Lunzu Cemetery.