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Zimbabweans React To Academic Alex Magaisa's Death

Zimbabweans React To Academic Alex Magaisa's Death

Alex Tawanda Magaisa, who was the former advisor to the late former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, died on Sunday morning in Britain where he was based.

The academic’s sudden death shocked many Zimbabweans, with several prominent taking to Twitter to express their disbelief and sorrow. Here are some of the reactions to Magaisa’s passing away:

George Charamba (Presidential spokesperson), responding to journalist Hopewell Chin’ono: Nedzinoparadzaka idzi. But the way you harp about the absence of cancer machines here in Zimbabwe, one would think that people in England don’t die because there is a whole arsenal of medical equipment. If he had died at Parirenyatwa you would be blaming govt. But now who do you blame.

Nelson Chamisa (Opposition CCC leader):  A HUGE BLOW FELLOW CITIZENS! What a force, a giant! What a human being! What an intelligent man! What gigabytes of intellect! What a fine great man! What a sober mind! What a cool character! What a lovely brother! And he has not seen his heart’s desire-A New Great ZIMBABWE.

Mduduzi Mathuthu (ZimLive editor): Alex Magaisa’s death, at the height of his intellectual powers, is an extremely shocking event and setback for the pro-democracy movement in Zimbabwe. He brought such clarity to political and legal discourse in our country and I hope he will forever be remembered. R.I.P bro!

Elias Mambo (Zim Morning Post editor): Only last week at 13:10 I missed your call…I returned the call 3 mins later…”Munin’ina I haven’t been too well..But keep pushing..the Pomona deal is a real scandal…I just called to say hi after seeing your post…”.. Mukoma hamudero!!!

Kuda Musasiwa (Businessman): Politics will never be the same again for me. I always looked forward to  @Wamagaisa’s interpretation of events and contributions. Can you imagine the 2023 election missing that huge voice?? How sad.

Tsitsi Dangarembgwa (Filmmaker, Author): I am devastated to hear that Alex Magaisa, who opened my and other minds with his Big Saturday Read, who always gently pointed out progressive ways of seeing things has died. What a loss. He will be sorely missed. Go well champion of the nation. Condolences to the Magaisa family.

Tendai Biti (CCC deputy president): We are devastated. We have no words. We are numb. We are in shock.

Jameson Timba: The death of Alex Magaisa has robbed Zimbabwe of an illustrious son, intellectual and committed democratic patriot. Worked closely with Alex in the office of the Prime Minister. A pleasure to work with. You will be greatly missed Musaigwa.#RestInPeaceAlex

Caesar Zvayi (Former Herald editor): Is what I am hearing about @Wamagaisa true? … we differed politically but always humanely engaged in other interests. A true gentleman. Only early this morning, I tagged him for his views on the Kambosos- Haney fight in Melbourne. MHDSRIEP.

Obey Shava (Human Rights lawyer): Someone please wake me up. The oasis of knowledge, the fountain of wisdom and the national treasure has been promoted to glory. Heaven has gained and we have lost. 

Obert Mpofu (ZANU PF Secretary for Administration): Such a humble intellectual! May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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50 Comments

The King of Serpents 1 month ago

Gone too soon. MHSRIP.


T m 1 month ago

Byo Manje** kufira muna Jesu zvese tingataura asi kana wafa usina kusarudza mponeisi sekushandira musiki unenge wafa kufa kwebenzi denga haritofari zvachosi vanhu tsvakai Mwari uyu azorora


Byo manje 1 month ago

Ndekupi kufa kwakangwara


T m 1 month ago

Ndovimba kuti afa kuva kwakangwara


Kakistocracy🤣Muchakaka 1 month ago

What a painful loss! You fought to help alleviate KUKAKA kweruzhinji.
May this great man rest in eternal peace.


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

Of all the people who commented on Alex Tawanda Magaisa's death, known ZANU FP cadres and CCC cadres, blabbermouth George Charamba only went haywire to the point where even his colleagues in ZANU PF were ashamed of him. Blabbermouth George Charamba followed Alex Tawanda Magaisa in death with his tantrums. Shame on you blabbermouth George Charamba.

SHAISA MUFARO DZICHAVA VANA SHAYA MUFARO PA HARMONISED ELECTIONS.

NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA [NHC]

[VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE].


Mr 1 month ago

magaisa haaa pakaipa


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ichoo 1 month ago

rest in peac gweta guru musha weruzivo pindula has bn robbed.go well


Munoz 1 month ago

RIP vaMagaisa


dispenser 1 month ago

handisi Ku UK asi ndapotsa ndafa over the weekend. however ndava ne more courage


Rip 1 month ago

MHDSRIP Go well man !! heartbroken


Gerry 1 month ago

Musaigwa matirwadza


Dzvamu 1 month ago

Go well tsime reruzivo, ndo ma hero aya aimirira vanhu constitution ichiitwa Butchered left, right and center


26_3 1 month ago

MYDSRIP


Gafa 1 month ago

Vanhu vakanaka havararami kusaa mhondi nezvikara RIP leader


Dirigsme 1 month ago

9/10 are grieving. Vazhinji varikuti Jehovah Jaire madiyi kutora Jamwanda.


Juntas 1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace.We are deeply robbed a great intellectual and sober mind


Lo 1 month ago

So sad, RIP


braveheart 1 month ago

zvakaoma Alex wainda shuwa tichaoneswa nani veduwe ndarwadziwa


mai D 1 month ago

I miss busy lawyer hey...


VaPakoMakusha 1 month ago

He simplified law for us that we would enjoy his debates, his tweets and his BSR.MHSRIP


Chamisa junior 1 month ago

Rest in peace 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 makarwa kurwara kwakanaka


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Ah shame waita nungo dzekufema zorora murugare


Nimrod 1 month ago

I now believe that God only takes the best. This man was a marvel. He would simplify the labyrinth of legal mumbo jumbo to layman's intellectual level. Adiue and RIP. Beloved academic par excellence


Tkt 1 month ago

Shame, what a real loss to the entire nation.
Zvisinei shiri ino zongofa hayo.
Farewell critic of reality. Tese ticha tevera hedu


Parasite 1 month ago

Rest in Peace bro , its a shock


Tozivepiko 1 month ago

MHSRIEP. Will miss your Big Saturday Read.


h 1 month ago

yov


SWAT 1 month ago

First it was Dewa Mavinga now its Alex


Never077 1 month ago

RIP Sir Magaisa. The Zimb political will never be the same again.


mpumelelo 1 month ago

Devastated. Hope his family finds peace in the Almighty


SWAT 1 month ago

Tight...😥


Jaison Ndlovu 1 month ago

It's so sad. MHSRIP


rtgs 1 month ago

R. I. P


Cadre 1 month ago

What a huge loss for Zimbabwe? Please@ Dr ED, we need a state assisted funeral,


mistubish pajero 1 month ago

shame great lose to the nation


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Qhawe lama qhawe.
Hamba kahle mfoo wethu 😪😪😪


Alex 1 month ago

Rip Dr Magaisah. A loss to all of us apa tamama tose apa


King 1 month ago

Silahlekelwe kakhulu lalangokuthula mfowethu sizohlangana kwelizayo


Panashe****ude@gmail 1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace


maswera 1 month ago

comments acho haachavereengeka


Jombo 1 month ago

Shiri inozongofa


HKH 1 month ago

may his soul rest in peace


tb 1 month ago

rip magaisa


Rambo 1 month ago

May his soul rest in peace


Joe Brownn 1 month ago

oh my God, what a blow to the democratic forces. He was a voice to the voiceless. May his soul rest in power.


Tang. Ku 1 month ago

What a major blow mwari muriko here? Va Magaisa marwadzisa dai matora mnangagwa nevamwe vake


Steven Chidhumo 1 month ago

It's shocking to hear about Magaisa's death, gone too soon


Kacha kacha 1 month ago

Esihle asidleli wemhlaba awunoni unjani R.I.P


Purse 1 month ago

Mai waMagaisa waenda wena



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