Dr Alex Magaisa, Lecturer in Law, and former chief advisor to Morgan Tsvangirai (then Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister and leader of the Movement for Democratic Change), has been speaking to a variety of international news agencies about the developing situation in Zimbabwe. He has appeared on BBC Newsnight and Al Jazeera, has spoken with CNN, BBC News, and has written an extensive analysis of the situation on his blog the Big Saturday Read in a piece entitled ‘The End of an Era’.
From 2011 and 2012, Dr Magaisa was a technical advisor during the constitution-making process in Zimbabwe. From 2012 to 2013, he was, by invitation, appointed as the chief advisor to Mr Morgan Tsvangirai, the then Prime Minister of the Republic of Zimbabwe and leader of the pro-democracy movement, the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). As chief of staff in the Office of the Prime Minister, he was responsible for overseeing staff and delivering support to the Prime Minister.
A well-known voice in Zimbabwean legal and political circles, Dr Magaisa has maintained a blog on constitutional and political issues in Zimbabwe and is regularly called by both domestic and international media for his opinions. He is also regularly invited to the African Commission’s High Level Dialogue events on governance.
Read Dr Magaisa’s expert comment on the current situation in Zimbabwe on the Kent website.