UK: Tributes pour in for ‘incredibly gifted’ law lecturer – Kent Law School’s Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa died of a heart attack over the weekend

Legal Cheek reports

Staff and students at Kent Law School have paid tribute to an “incredibly gifted” law lecturer following his sudden death over the weekend.

Dr Alex Tawanda Magaisa, 46, died of a heart attack on Sunday 5 June, the law school confirmed in a statement. He joined the academic team at Kent in 2007 and taught subjects including public, company and contract law.

Magaisa is also hailed “a lion-heart” and “a hero” for his work in his homeland of Zimbabwe. He was a key advisor to the constitutional select committee that helped draft a new constitution that became law in 2013, and was principal advisor to the country’s Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai.

Magaisa previously worked as a consultant at international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, according to his LinkedIn.

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