Mofya Chisenga, who was 28-year old, died after childbirth complication. She represented Zambia at the 2006 Miss Universe pageant, Miss Tourism Queen International Pageant 2005 in China and the Miss Leisure World 2008 pageant in China. Just a year ago, Mofya was a judge at the first-ever Miss Southern Africa Zambia pageant in Lusaka.
According to the Zambian post, the University Teaching Hospital 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 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 about 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 and the patient was actually there, 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.”