Alex Tawanda Magaisa, a Zimbabwean-born University of Kent law lecturer died on Sunday in the United Kingdom where he was based. According to journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, Magaisa suffered a cardiac arrest at Margate Hospital at 10 am. The Voice Online News presents five things you probably didn’t know about WaMagaisa:
1). Magaisa worked at the University of Warwick, the University of Nottingham and was based at Kent Law School, the University of Kent at the time of his death on 5 June 2022. His main area of teaching and research was company and financial services law.
2). Magaisa was Chief of Staff in the office of a late former Prime Minister of Zimbabwe, Morgan Tsvangirai in the period to the July 2013 parliamentary and presidential election in Zimbabwe.
3). He was the technical adviser to the Constitution Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC), the organ that wrote the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in the period of the March 2013 constitutional referendum.
4). Magaisa also worked in financial services regulation, having spent three years at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), the financial services regulator in Jersey, the international financial centre based in the Channel Islands.
5). Magaisa was born on 9 August 1975 in the then Charter District, Rhodesia (now Chikomba District, Zimbabwe. He grew up in both rural and urban Zimbabwe.