The body of Senior Chief Thomas of Thyolo district will be laid to rest today, 28th November 2016.
Chief Thomas died on Saturday after she suffered from diabetes. Spokesperson for Ministry of Local Government Muhlabase Mughogho confirmed on the development.
She also paid tribute to Chief Thomas saying the traditional leader was a champion of development.
Mughogho said under her leadership, Chief Thomas managed to develop her area in a short period of time.
On his part, District Commissioner for Thyolo Charles Thombozi said that they will still remember Thomas as a peace loving leader and a good adviser.
“Her contribution will be missed in the council because she was working hard to make sure that there is peace in the council,” he said.
Senior Chief Thomas was born in 1935 and was elevated to senior chief in 2013 by former President Joyce Banda.