ZAMBIA’S HIV/AIDS activist, prostate cancer campaigner and educator Manasseh Phiri is admitted to Awryp Medical Centre in Johannesburg where he is receiving specialist treatment. In 2016, Dr Phiri announced that he had been fighting prostate cancer since 2014 and the disease was in remission. Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba visited Dr Phiri at the hospital. High Commissioner Mwamba said he found Dr Phiri, 68 who arrived last week in South Africa surrounded by loved ones that included his spouse Chilufya Mwaba Phiri and sisters Ireen Kabwe and Zondiwe Maboshe.
Others were his daughter, Sipiwe Phiri and niece 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 disease. And High Commissioner Mwamba said former works and supply minister and People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti continues to receive treatment. He said he was hopeful that Mulongoti would be made an outpatient as he had made progress on his road to recovery.
This is according to Naomi Nyawali, first secretary press and public relations at Zambia’s High Commission in South Africa.