Mmegi Online :: Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 16:39 pm.
Banners
Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD

Zimbabwe's anti-corruption agency is investigating whether the former First Lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate.
By BBC.COM Tue 09 Jan 2018, 15:46 pm (GMT +2)
Mmegi Online :: Zimbabwe anti-corruption body investigates Grace Mugabe's PhD








Lecturers at the University of Zimbabwe filed a petition last week asking to investigate. 

She was awarded the PhD just months after enrolling at university in 2014 even though doctorates typically require years of full-time research.

Mrs Mugabe has previously defended her academic record. 

In September, she told a governing party rally that she had earned her PhD despite her detractors' scepticism.

She was awarded a PhD by the University of Zimbabwe. 

But lecturers at the same institution are behind the petition to investigate how she obtained the qualification. 

Zimbabwe Independent, a privately owned newspaper, quotes the academics' petition as saying they had no knowledge of her 2014 graduation until they heard media reports:

"This was a shock to many

Banners

members of the department as most members never [saw] or heard about the proposal, progress reports, thesis examiners and outcome of such a study by the candidate."

Local media report that Mrs Mugabe doctoral thesis has not been made public, breaking with usual practice.

Mrs Mugabe was personally capped by her husband and then-president Robert Mugabe, who was also the chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe.

She had hoped to replace her husband as leader, but antagonised a faction of the ruling Zanu-PF party which led to a fallout within the party. 

The military then stepped in and forced President Mugabe to end his 37-year rule and installed his former deputy, Emmerson Mnangagwa, as president.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


World
Tue 09 Jan 2018, 15:46 pm
Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:35 pm
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 15:14 pm
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 20:53 pm
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 13:00 pm
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 17:06 pm
Wed 29 Nov 2017, 09:58 am
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 16:43 pm
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 09:05 am
Tue 14 Nov 2017, 23:45 pm
Mon 13 Nov 2017, 18:06 pm
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 17:02 pm
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 06:57 am
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 16:43 pm
Fri 13 Oct 2017, 14:05 pm
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 06:38 am
Wed 27 Sep 2017, 11:03 am
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 12:09 pm
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 13:18 pm
Wed 26 Jul 2017, 09:44 am
Fri 07 Jul 2017, 20:00 pm
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 10:44 am
Fri 16 Jun 2017, 10:17 am
Mon 05 Jun 2017, 11:34 am
Fri 02 Jun 2017, 11:41 am
Banners
Banners
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    The Prodigy
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Tuesday 19 Feb - Friday 22 Feb :::
    The Prodigy
    Glass
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    The Upside
  • Previous
    Alita: Battle Angel
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Tuesday 19 Feb - Thursday 21 Feb :::
    Alita: Battle Angel
    The Upside
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • Previous
    Alita: Battle Angel
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Tuesday 19 Feb - Thursday 21 Feb :::
    Alita: Battle Angel
    The Prodigy
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    Glass
Selefu
Loose Canon!
Banners
Banners