The family of Prominent Zimbabwean lawyer Alex Magaisa has revealed the cause of his death.
Writing in a statement issued through family spokesman, Gift Kugara, the family said Magaisa died due to cardiac arrest during treatment and tests at Margate Hospital.
The statement reads:
We the families of Alex and Shamiso Magaisa regret to announce the passing on to glory of our husband, father, brother, uncle and nephew – Alex Tawanda Magaisa. We will miss him sorely and may God grant his soul repose.
Alex was undergoing treatment and tests when he suffered a cardiac arrest at 8am on Sunday 5th June.
We thank you all for your messages of love and support and now kindly plead for time and privacy as we mourn our loved one.
Other developments will be announced in due course.
For any further information, please contact designated spokesperson Gift Kugara on 00447587607089
Signed for the family , Shamiso Magaisa
Magaisa had been suffering from a chronic illness for the past five years. He revealed his condition in a Tweet that he posted in February.
At the time, Magaisa was admitted into hospital after getting seriously ill. Magaisa had fully recovered before his untimely death.
Tawanda Magaisa (born December 9, 1975) was an academic and lecturer of law at the Kent Law School.
He served as the Advisor (Chief of Staff) of the then Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai from 2012-2013.
He is known for his legal, political and social commentary work on issues affecting Zimbabwe and other developing nations through his blog The Big Saturday Read.