High Court Judge Justice Phiri Dies Of Covid-19:
High Court judge Justice Clement Phiri has died from Covid 19 complications, fellow High Court judges have confirmed.
Justice Phiri died last night at his home in Marondera, days after he tested positive for Covid 19.
Last year he had part of his foot amputated.
He recovered and was now preparing to get a shoe for the remaining part. His family recently tested positive to Covid19 but had recovered.
A veteran lawyer, Justice Phiri was appointed to the High Court bench in September 2015 along with four other judges Justice Jester Helena Charewa, Justice Tawanda Chitapi, Justice Davison Moses Foroma, Justice Nyaradzo Priscilla Munangati-Manongwa, and Justice Edith Kuda Mushore.
They were the first judges in the history of the judiciary to be appointed to the bench after going through public interviews.
The 68-year-old Minister who also doubles as the Midlands province covid-19 taskforce chairperson confirmed testing positive for the novel virus in November last year.
“I can confirm that I have tested positive to Covid-19 and am self-isolating at home. I would like to quickly inform the entire province and the nation at large that I am not in any immediate danger,” he told state media last year.
Speaking to state broadcaster ZBC, Minister Mavima opened up saying when he fell ill he was in denial that he could test positive for Covid -19 and his family urged him to go and get tested.