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Prominent Zimbabwean Academic Alex Magaisa Dies

Law lecturer Alex Magaisa
Law lecturer Alex Magaisa

Prominent columnist and constitutional lawyer, Alex Magaisa, has died.

His relative, Levy Magaisa, confirmed Alex Magaisa’s death but did not give any further details.

“He is gone. We are in pain,” he said.

Magaisa was a lecturer at Kent University in the United Kingdom.

In a tweet, scholar, Ibbo Mandaza, said, “Just received the sad news that Alex Magaisa is no more; a great loss to Zimbabwe’s intellectual community, to the struggle for a better and democratic Zimbabwe.

Former Deputy Information Minister, Energy Mutodi, also said in a tweet, “We are saddened by his untimely death. He had different views, but he raised high our national Zimbabwe flag n the UK as a Law lecturer at Kent University. We will forever miss his critical views. MHSRIP.”

Many other Zimbabweans are expressing shock over Magaisa’s death.

Citizens Coalition for Change activist, Clifford Hlatywayo, said, “The world is in a shock! Zimbabwe has lost a great fighter, excellent intellectual, passionate writer and a democrat driven by love to serve the ordinary and proffer the best alternative good for all the citizens.”