Zim University Vice-Chancellor Arrested Over Grace Mugabe’s PhD

By Staff Reporter

University of Zimbabwe Vice-Chancellor, Levi Nyagura has been arrested over the ‘fake’ Doctorate degree awarded to former first lady of Zimbabwe, Grace Mugabe.


The former first lady graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree four years ago, but there are allegations the degree was fraudulently awarded to her just four months after she enrolled.


Zimbabwe’s state-controlled daily newspaper, The Herald, says the vice-chancellor of the country’s main university has been arrested over a controversial doctorate awarded to Grace Mugabe.


Nyagura was expected to appear in court on today, Saturday.


He spent a night in police custody, and state media say he is facing allegations of abuse of office.


Academics at the University of Zimbabwe petitioned the anti-corruption commission to probe how Grace got her PhD just a few months after she was reported to have enrolled.


She graduated in 2014 but her thesis was only posted on the university’s website in January this year.


Nyagura maintains Grace Mugabe was supervised by two professors and her thesis was above board.