BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-The country’s renown author, historian and economist Dr. Desmond Dudwa Phiri died on Sunday, March 24 morning at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital in Blantyre.
On Friday, March 22, The Maravi Post carried an article revealing that the late Phiri who was a columnist for both The Nation and The Daily Times has been in the hospital for the past three weeks.
The family member told this publication that DD Phiri’s ailing health has been lack of appetite with no or little food consumption and for almost a week he has been panicky breathing.
DD Phiri was this week on Oxygen-dialysis machine.
Dr. Phiri was instrumental to historical and economic analysis of the country
Phiri was born in Mzimba, Malawi. He went to Livingstonia and London.and
Phiri received an honorary doctorate from the University of Malawi.
He worked as a diplomat in the foreign service and retired from the civil service in 1976.
The historian was the Principal and Proprietor of Aggrey Memorial School.
The late DD Phiri is expected to lead to rest on Monday.