Dr. Alex T. Magaisa is a lawyer in Zimbabwe, lecturer of law in the United Kingdom, Zimbabwean political strategist, and blogger. He currently lives in the UK. Magaisa is known for his political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and has been a columnist for newspapers, among them The Zimbabwe Standard, Daily News and Newzimbabwe and The Herald.

Dr. Alex T Magaisa
Alex Tawanda Magaisa
Born Alex Tawanda Magaisa
August 9, 1975
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality Zimbabwe
Citizenship Zimbabwe
Alma mater University of Zimbabwe, University of Warwick
Occupation
  • Lawyer
  • Educator
  • Politician
  • Political Strategist
  • Speech Writer
Employer University of Kent, UK
Known for Chief Adviser to Morgan Tsvangirai
Notable work Technical Adviser to COPAC
Spouse(s) Shamiso Magaisa (wife)
Website alexmagaisa.com

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Background

Alex Tawanda 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, with his experiences in the countryside having a long-lasting impact on him and the way he sees life and people. He is married to Shamiso.

Education

Magaisa studied law at the University of Zimbabwe, and the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Career

Magaisa has worked at the University Warwick, the University of Nottingham and is presently based at Kent Law School, the University of Kent. His main area of teaching and research is company and financial services law.

Magaisa was the Chief Adviser to Morgan Tsvangirai in the period to the July 2013 parliamentary and presidential election in Zimbabwe. As chief of staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, he was responsible for overseeing staff and delivering support to the Prime Minister.[1]

He was the technical adviser to Constitution Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC), the organ that wrote the new Constitution of Zimbabwe in the period to the March 2013 constitutional referendum.

Magaisa has 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 finance centre based in the Channel Islands. [2]

References

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  1. Alex Magaisa Kent Law School - Lecturer in Law, University of Kent, Retrieved: 21 Nov 2015
  2. Alex Magaisa, Development foundation for Zimbabwe, Retrieved: 21 Nov 2015