Dr Alex Magaisa, 1975 – 2022: Our condolences

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We are shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of our much-loved colleague Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa.

Dr Magaisa joined Kent Law School in 2007, with thousands of students having had the joy and benefit of Alex’s teaching in Public Law 2, Company Law and Capitalism, Contract Law, and International Financial Services Regulation. He was a constitutional law expert, a passionate campaigner and formidable thinker who was admired around the world for his teaching and contribution to reform in his beloved Zimbabwe.

Professor Lydia Hayes, Head of Kent Law School, shares her condolences: ‘Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa was an incredibly gifted teacher and formidable academic writer. For 15 years he has inspired colleagues and students alike. He was warm, gentle, kind and charming – a true gentleman – yet passionate and sharp minded, a considerable intellect. We will miss him greatly.’

Dr Magaisa died of a sudden heart attack on the morning of Sunday 5 June. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and to anyone who had the pleasure of knowing him at this very difficult time.

Read more on Alex’s life and contribution to academia on the Kent Law School blog, which includes a link to a Memory Board to celebrate and honour Alex’s legacy.