Who Was Charlene Mkandawire? She Died In Fatal Car Accident With Rainford Kalaba

Boyd Mkandawire's wife Charlene Mkandawire lost her life in a fatal car accident, while Reinford Kalaba, the captain of the Zambia national team, survived.

By Chakku HaruPublished on: April 15, 2024 Updated on: April 19, 2024
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Charlene Mkandawire, also known as Charlene Divine M. Mkandawire, was tragically involved in a fatal accident while driving an unregistered Mercedes Benz. The incident also involved Reinford Kalaba, the 37-year-old captain of the Zambia national team.

The accident occurred during an attempted overtaking maneuver by Mkandawire, leading to a head-on collision with a Howo truck on a busy highway. Zambia Police Public Relations Officer Rae Hamoonga explained,

Preliminary investigations suggest that the Mercedes Benz, driven by Ms. Mkandawire from south to north, attempted to overtake another vehicle and crashed into an oncoming truck.

“It’s a devastating loss, not just for the families involved, but for the entire community,” Hamoonga further stated.

The truck was driven by 32-year-old Mr. Muyunda Isaac from Kamwala South.

At the scene, Charlene succumbed to her injuries, while Kalaba was rushed to UTH with suspected internal injuries and is now in critical condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Mkandawire, a girl from Zambia, died young.
Charlene passed away on Saturday. (Image: Facebook)

Following the accident, Reuben Kamanga, Vice President and General Secretary of the Football Association of Zambia (FAZ), made immediate arrangements to visit Kalaba at UTH in Lusaka.

Sources say that Charlene and Reinford were reportedly en route to visit her sister at the time of the accident.

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Well-Wishers Pay Tribute With Condolences After Charlene Mkandawire’s Death

Following the tragic motor accident on Saturday, April 13, that claimed the life of Charlene, numerous well-wishers have been expressing their deep condolences to her family.

One of her Facebook friends, Taonga Ravensdale, shared a poignant message:

Ohh my Charlene Divine M Mkandawire my your soul rest in peace.. 🕊 and may the lord give your kids strength to carry on without you… it was only a few days ago with we were being silly in the tiktok comments sections… Bana Alina favorite aunt sure.. now who will be giving me lasts video updates of my little tumelo.. 😭 awe chafina ine.. 🥺 I can’t believe it, I’m failing to believe it. Go well my darling.

Another friend, Monica Bwalya, expressed her grief:

How will i mourn you my friend 💔💔💔 you have left me just like that Charlene. Ba boi please answer my call i want to tell you something.

She Was Married to Footballer Boyd Mkandawire

At the time of her tragic death, Mkandawire was married to Boyd Mkandawire, a former Zambian international defender. Boyd, born on April 11, 1997, joined the Kabwe Warriors Football Club on a short-term contract in August 2021.

Charlene and her husband Boyd.
The Mkandawire couple. (Image: Facebook)

Boyd, who stands at 1.8 meters, is known for his extensive experience in football, including 9 international caps since his debut match against Rwanda on March 29, 2015. As part of his contract with Kabwe, the athlete was scheduled to be based at Railway Stadium for six months and participate in the team’s pre-season camp in Mongu.

Prior to this, he played for Shamuel FC.

She Was Employed At Mika Hotel Meanwood

She joined Mike Hotel Meanwood, located about 10km from the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in the outskates of Chongwe district on December 17, 2023, and worked until her untimely death.

In addition to her professional life, she was also a student of Carter Heaven. Before college, she graduated from Arakan Girls High School(A.G.H.S) in November 2014.

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