Pretoria- Monday 11th March 2019
Zambia’s foremost HIV/AIDS activist, prostate cancer campaigner and educator, Dr. Manasseh Phiri is receiving specialist treatment at Awryp Medical Centre in Johannesburg.
Dr. Phiri, 68 years, arrived last week in South Africa and has been admitted to the hospital.
In 2016, Dr. Phiri announced that he had been fighting prostate cancer since 2014 and the cancer was in remission.
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa His Excellency Emmanuel Mwamba said when he visited him, he found Dr. Phiri surrounded by loved ones that included his spouse, Mrs.Chilufya Mwaba Phiri, sisters; Mrs.Ireen Kabwe and Mrs. Zondiwe Maboshe.
Others were his daughter, Miss Sipiwe Phiri and niece Miss Mwenya Kabwe.
In 2016, Dr. Phiri founded the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Zambia (PCFZ) and joined hands with veteran broadcaster Chanda Chimba III to raise awareness about the cancer.
And Mr. Mwamba said former Minister of Works&Supply and People’s Party president, Mr. Mike Mulongoti continues to receive treatment.
He said he was hopeful that Mr. Mulongoti will be made an outpatient as he has made progress on his road to recovery.
Mrs. Naomi Nyawali
First Secretary Press&Public Relations
Zambia High Commission