Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mofya Chisenga, Zambian ex- beauty queen dies after childbirth

Zambian model and ex beauty queen, Mofya Chisenga has died after developing pulmonary oedema, a condition found in cardiac patients on Friday, October 14, 2011.
Mofya, 28, who was pregnant, died at the University Teaching Hospital ar
ound 22:00 hours on Friday. Doctors, however, managed to deliver her baby at around 13 hours using forceps.

UTH spokesperson, Pauline Mbangeta said Mofya, was taken to the institution around 08:00 hours on Friday in a critical condition.

"I am told she died here at UTH, she died last night at 22:00 hours Friday.
What happened was that on September 27, about three weeks ago, she was admitted with malaria in pregnancy then she was discharged. Then yesterday (Thursday, October 13) she was brought in a very critical condition with pulmonary oedema in cardiac patient. That's actually fluid in the lungs," Mbangweta said.

Mbangweta said Mofya was in a critical condition but that the doctors managed to deliver her baby girl at around 13:00 hours on Friday.

"She was in a very critical condition but our doctors managed to deliver the baby at 13:00 hours using forceps because of the condition that the patient was in, she was quite ill. After delivering the baby, they decided to resuscitate the patient, she died around 22:00 hours. So she did not die during childbirth, she delivered the baby but because she had this condition already, she died later in the night," said Mbangweta.
Funeral gathering is in Emmasdale on Shaki Shaki Road.

In the past, she took part in the  Miss Tourism Zambia beauty pageants in 2006 and Miss Africa 2010 which she both won.

Mofya also represend Zambia at Tourism Queen International Pageant 2005 in China and the Miss Universe in Los Angeles California.

Rest in Peace, Mofya!!!

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