Angellina Chafulumira Francis, who was admitted in hospital by Covid-19 on October 27, is believed to have succumbed to a bloodclot.
Just 18 months after her tragic sister’s death, a soldier infected with coronavirus succumbed to a bloodclot at the hospital.
Angellina Chafulumira Francis (43), a British Army veteran, has died after she was admitted to the hospital with Covid-19. Her family confirmed that Angellina had been there since October 26.
Ms. Francis was a former student from Malawi who arrived in the UK to join the army.
Her tragic death comes just 18 months after her sister Elsie Sazuze, a nurse who worked at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, died after contracting coronavirus.
Kenneth Sazuze (a Malawian DJ and nurse who was training to be one) said that Mrs Sazuze had died aged 45. Although they were aware of the dangers involved in working at the frontline against Covid, they wanted to do their part and help other people.
An overwhelming outpouring of support was shown for the “dedicated” nurse, who “died a hero” last year.
Friends also remembered her warm and friendly sister Ms Francis who is a mother of two.She loved Britain, her family, and taking care of her 9-year old son and her 11-year-old daughter.
William Fungatira was her childhood friend. He said, “We were childhood buddies. We grew together in the exact same area back home.”
Photo: Angellina Chafulumira Franz (left) with her sister Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze
She died tragically 18 months after Elsie Sazuze (pictured here with Kenneth) succumbed to coronavirus.
“She was extremely warm, friendly and charming. Two years ago, I had the pleasure of meeting her again at a wedding. We chatted and shared some memories.
“She was very caring and a joy to be with.”
Ms. Francis was a frequent migrant and had lived in Canada and Germany before returning to the UK six years ago.
According to Mr Fungatira (43), he lives in Birmingham and said that she loved taking care of her children.
Angellina Chafulumira Francis, who graduated from the university is shown here
“We are going to miss her. She was always a smiling face and a laugh when she was with us.
To raise funds to send Ms Francis’ body back to Malawi, Mr Fungatira created a page on fundraising to allow her and her family to grieve their loss.
He wrote on Gofundme that he had just buried Angellina’s sister Elsie Chafulumira Sazuze (a UK-based nurse who died from Covid-19)
The family has suffered a terrible loss. Angellina’s mother still feels the loss 20 months ago. Angellina now faces the prospect of having another daughter. Angellina’s passing is truly tragic for her family.
More than £11,000 have been raised so far and Mr Fungatira has thanked people for their generosity.
He stated, “I want to thank you all for your support and donations. It’s been incredible and will go far.”