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Alex T. Magaisa Obituary: an intellectual giant has passed on

Zimbabwe: WELEAD Team held a workshop on Constitution Culture in Mt Pleasant, near the University of

Dr Magaisa was well-known for his legal, political, and social commentary on issues affecting Zimbabwe and other developing countries on his blog The Big Saturday Read.

Oppressor Yeukai Chogurwei

Jun 6

Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa

Statement from WELEAD Trust

Zimbabwe: Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa is reported to have passed on Sunday 5 June 2022 due to a cardiac arrest at Margate Hospital in Kent, England.

Dr Magaisa was born on 10 August 1975 in Chikomba District, Zimbabwe.

He was a lecturer of law at the Kent Law School of the University of Kent. Dr Magaisa served as an adviser to the late Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Prior to becoming an advisor to the former Prime Minister, he was part of the experts who advised on the drafting and writing of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

Dr Magaisa was well known for his legal, political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and other developing nations through his blog The Big Saturday Read.

The WELEAD Team appreciates the work he has contributed to shaping the minds of young Zimbabweans, especially in working around the constitution. His death leaves a void in the country’s democratic and constitutionalism discourse.

Dr Magaisa left a legacy for the next generation of Constitutionalists and he gave faith to young Zimbabweans to believe in the beauty of our efforts to make Zimbabwe better.

Tributes are pouring from all corners of the world, he is being described as a late Zimbabwean public intellectual, democrat, a humble man, friend, superb patriot, prolific writer and adviser.

He left behind a surviving spouse, Shamiso Magaisa and children. His legacy will continue to inspire generations of young people WELEAD Trust continues to work within the communities of Zimbabwe.

As WELEAD Trust we believe that legends do not die, they live in the hearts and memories of those whose lives they touched.

Dr Magaisa’s legacy will continue to touch and make an impact on the lives of young Zimbabweans and will be forever remembered for his meaningful contributions to our country.

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