Dr Phiri receives treatment in SA

By Staff Reporter

Zambia’s HIV/AIDS activist, prostate cancer campaigner and educator, Dr. Manasseh Phiri is receiving specialist treatment at Awryp Medical Centre in Johannesburg.

In a statement issued by First Secretary for Press and Public Relations at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa Naomi Nyawali, 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 was in remission.

Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba visited Dr Phiri at the hospital.

Others were his daughter, Sipiwe Phiri and niece Mwenya Kabwe.

In 2016 Phiri founded the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Zambia and joined hands with late broadcaster Chanda Chimba III to raise awareness about the cancer.

And Mwamba has disclosed that People’s Party president, Mike Mulongoti continues to receive treatment.

He expressed hope that Mulongoti would be out of hospital soon as he continues to recuperate.