Alex Magaisa

Alex Magaisa is lecturer in law at Kent Law School, University of Kent, in the United Kingdom and author of the blog Big Saturday Read. From 2012 to 2013, he was chief of staff to Zimbabwe’s then–prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai. He was a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy from March to July 2018.

January 2019, Volume 30, Issue 1

Zimbabwe: An Opportunity Lost

Zimbabwe’s first elections since the November 2017 coup that ousted nonagenarian dictator Robert Mugabe were marred by the abuse of state resources, electoral irregularities, and a tragic bout of postelection violence that saw soldiers use deadly force against civilians.