Legal Expert Alex Magaisa Dies 

Prominent UK-based Zimbabwean academic and lawyer, Alex Tawanda Magaisa has died. Reports state that he passed away this morning from cardiac arrest while admitted at Margate Hospital in the United Kingdom.  

He was 47 

His brother Levy Magaisa confirmed the death. 

“I can confirm that Alex is no more, but I can’t talk much right now, ” Levy said 

Former Education Minister and CCC Treasurer General David Coltart tweeted: “I am gutted by the news that Alex #Magaisa @Wamagaisa has died suddenly. He was an intellectual giant, a superb patriot & a great democrat. Alex’s sober analysis explained the truth of #Zimbabwe in a way few have been able to do. Alex was also a good friend & colleague. RIP Alex.” 

Magaisa was a United Kingdom based Zimbabwean academic and lecturer of law at the Kent Law School of the University of Kent. He served as the Advisor of the then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai from 2012-2013.  

He was also well known for his insightful Big Saturday Read blog, which provided legal expertise to different issues affecting Zimbabwe. 

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Charmaine Brown

Charmaine Brown is 27 years old, media personnel. She studied Media and Society Studies (2017-2020) at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. Charmaine had an internship at The Herald and presently is an entertainment journalist for My Afrika Magazine. She currently lives in Harare.

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