|Died||19 April 2020|
|Cause of death||Cancer|
He survived by his wife and daughter.
He trained as a journalist at a Bulawayo institute.
Phiri kickstarted his career at Media Africa Group, the publishers of the Weekend Tribune and Business Tribune at its Bulawayo office. He also worked for New Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Mail before joining Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe as a senior writer.
He rose through the ranks to Assistant Editor of the Daily News.
Phiri died on 19 April 2020 after fighting a long battle with cancer.
- Veteran journalist Gift Phiri dies, The Zimbabwe Independent, Published: April 19, 2020, Retrieved: December 26, 2020