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Lit­tle is known about Cap­tain Kaunda, apart from the fact that she joined Malawi Air­lines in July 2013 as a first of­fi­cer and then climbed the ranks to cap­tain in March 2016. But for Mweni­fumbo, her jour­ney has been full of sur­prises as she never dreamt about be­com­ing a pilot. She said that a ca­reer in law was on the cards and what she thought was best suited for her.

“Law was some­thing I thought I would be good at be­cause I had a gen­uine in­stinct to al­ways de­fend the vul­ner­a­ble,” she said.

How­ever, her fa­ther, Malaw­ian leg­is­la­tor Frank Mweni­fumbo, be­lieves it was her teacher Chi­tuzu Nyirenda in sec­ondary school that was the gen­e­sis be­hind her un­planned de­tour into avi­a­tion.

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