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UK-based Zimbabwean public intellectual, Dr Alex Magaisa has died

The late Alex Magaisa

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Zimbabwean-born University of Kent law lecturer Alex Tawanda Magaisa has died.

Magaisa, a former adviser to the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai died on Sunday in the United Kingdom where he was based.

According to journalist Hopewell Chin’ono, Magaisa suffered a cardiac arrest this morning at Margate Hospital at 10 am.

The director of a local think-tank SAPES Trust, Ibbo Mandaza, said Magaisa’s demise is a great loss to Zimbabwe’s intellectual community. He tweeted:

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.

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