The body of celebrated gospel musician Grace Chinga who died yesterday night will be buried on Saturday at HHI Cemetery in Blantyre, one of the departed gospel queen’s friends, Thoko Katimba, has said.
Katimba said Chinga’s will be collected tomorrow (Friday) from College of Medicine around 3 pm to Full Gospel Church for a service. Then we will depart for Malingamoyo, at her mum’s place where people have gathered.
“On Saturday, the plan is to have her body taken to Robins Park where
the whole program will take place including tributes and music performances before burial at HHI Cemetery,” he said.
Tributes continue to pour in for the departed award winning songstress from fellow musicians who described her death as a shock.
“I couldn’t believe it myself until I got to the hospital. Ngati
ndikulota ine [It’s as if I am dreaming],” mourned Faith Mussa.
Another musician Inkosana Kelvin Sato who described Chinga as a mother to him, said her death has broke his heart.
“Since Akimu Msowoya wa KB called me about the death of
Grace, my mother can’t sleep. My wife and I have prayed to God kuti
mwina nkupeza yankho. Maybe ndikamakafika ku Blantyre mawa nkapeza yankho [I have prayed for answers but I am yet to get any. Maybe when I get to Blantyre I will]. Grace my mother you have really broken my heart mum,” mourned Inkosana Kelvin Sato.
Proudly labeled as Malawi’s Rebecca Malope, Chinga was pronounced dead upon arrival at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre after a