Chifita Matafwali

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Chifita Matafwali
Member of the National Assembly
In office
2011 – 20 May 2015
Succeeded byAnthony Kasandwe
ConstituencyBangweulu
Personal details
Born28 November 1959
Samfya, Zambia
Died20 May 2015(2015-05-20) (aged 55)
Pune, India
Political partyPatriotic Front

Chifita Matafwali (28 November 1959 – 20 May 2015)[1] was a Zambian politician. He was a member of the National Assembly for the Bangweulu constituency for the Patriotic Front since the 2011 elections.[2]

Matafwali died at age 55 while undergoing, or shortly after, a kidney transplant in the Jehangir Hospital in Pune, India on 20 May 2015.[3][4] Anthony Kasandwe of the Patriotic Front was elected as Matafwali's successor in June 2015.[5]

Personal life

Matafwali was born on 28 November 1959 in Samfya. His father, Scott Matafwali, served as a member of the National Assembly for Bangweulu between 1970 and 1978.[6] Matafwali followed his primary and secondary education in Samfya. He later studied economics at the University of Zambia. After his period at university Matafwali worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chibote Investments until 2001 and subsequently as a consultant.[6]

In 2001 elections Matafwali unsuccessfully ran as a candidate of the Zambia Republican Party for the Bangweulu constituency.[6]

Matafwali was married and had several children.[2][6]

References

  1. "Chifita Matafwali". National Assembly of Zambia. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "PF Mourns Death of Bangweulu Lawmaker". Zambia Reports. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "PF Bangweulu MP 'Chifita Matafwali' dies in India". The Independent Observer. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Matafwali's body expected tomorrow". Lusaka Voice. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Anthony Kasandwe". National Assembly of Zambia. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Rebecca Mushota (28 May 2015). "Veep calls for unity". Times of Zambia. Retrieved 25 December 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>