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Dear members of Zambians Together, friends and colleagues,

It is with profound sadness that the Zambians Together Board of Directors inform you of the passing of our President Mr. Elias Phiri, on 27th January 2021, due to COVID-19.

Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual but also for the loss his family suffers.

Mr. Phiri's contribution and commitment to the Zambian communities in the UK and around the world was commendable. He was instrumental in setting up and leading a number of Zambian Diaspora community led organisations and groups in the UK and globally, with the core purpose of establishing and maintaining cohesiveness with Zambian communities around the world.

He was one of the driving forces behind Zambians Together, a non-profit organisation set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic which he co-founded. Mr. Phiri led as President from March 2020 until his untimely passing yesterday. During his term as Zambians Together President, he successfully led the organisation to global and Zambian government recognition, and thus established it as one of the forerunners in Zambian Diaspora engagement. 

Further, his leadership helped to cement mutual relations between Zambians Together and the Zambian government through the Zambia High Commission to the UK. His loss will be greatly felt by all of us, his friends and colleagues. Nonetheless, his legacy and drive to unite the Zambian Diasporic communities into a supportive and comprehensive body able to contribute efficiently and productively to the national development of Zambia will live on. 

We would therefore like to honour him and his family during this difficult time by pausing and taking the time to grieve our friend and support his family just as he has supported all of us and the wider Zambian communities. Hence, we will be putting our Town Hall Meetings on hold until further notice.

We send our deepest condolences to Mr. Elias Phiri's family and friends.  

Our thoughts and prayers are also with all the families within our community that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you of Zambians Together’s continued commitment to support the Zambian Community within the UK.

Yours Sincerely

Zambians Together Board of Directors

Thursday 28th January 2021 - 13:30Hrs (UK Time)