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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