Centre News Reporter

Pro-democracy activists in Masvingo joined the nation in mourning after the untimely passing on of a great intellectual and fighter for the democratization of Zimbabwe, Dr Alex Magaisa on Sunday.

Dr Magaisa suffered a cardiac arrest in the United Kingdom and funeral arrangements are yet to be announced.

Human rights defenders and democracy fighters in the province expressed shock and despair over the death of Magaisa describing it as a great loss for the nation.

Some described him as a a great mind and fighter for equality and justice for all.

Pro-democracy champion, Godfrey Madzikanda said the passing on of Dr Magaisa was not only a loss to Zimbabwe but the world at large.

“Big loss not only to Zimbabwe. Big loss to the global intellectual community,” said Madzikanda.

Another activist, Davison Charirwe said the country has lost a super voice.

“Not only a profounder of the doctrine of democracy but a very astutebrained guy, we mourn the subtraction of another super voice,” said Charirwe.

The same sentiments were also shared by Masimba Gonese another democracy advocate saying the untimely death of the Constitutional law expert left a huge void in the fight for democratic governance in the country.

Dr Magaisa was a Law lecturer at University of Kent in the United Kingdom.

He once served as an advisor to the late former Zimbabwe Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvangirai during the Government of National Unity (GNU).

Dr Magaisa was also author of the widely followed and famous Big Saturday Read (BSR) column, where he tackled critical issues affecting the country due to poor governance and abuse of power by the ruling oligarchy.