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Grace Mugabe PhD: Arrest created above corruption allegations

Grace Mugabe, with a microphone speaking, dressed all in white in November imageGraphic copyright
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Authorities did not say no matter whether Mrs Mugabe herself will face costs

The vice chancellor of the College of Zimbabwe has been arrested in relationship with an investigation into the awarding of a doctorate to former initial girl Grace Mugabe.

Levi Nyagura was detained by the region&#8217s anti-corruption agency, to be billed with abuse of office.

Mrs Mugabe was awarded a PhD just months right after enrolling in 2014, in spite of it usually taking several years to comprehensive.

An investigation was released soon after a petition was made by college employees.

Members of the sociology department mentioned they experienced not noticed supporting evidence, and referred to as for the nullification of her qualification and a entire investigation.

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The PhD&#8217s authenticity was questioned because her thesis was not published along with other individuals at the time.

The document was only printed on the web in January this 12 months, 4 many years right after she graduated, and has been the topic of intense speculation because.

She was awarded the qualification by her partner and then-President Robert Mugabe, who was also the chancellor of the college at the time.

The doctorate title was utilized on marketing campaign content for Mrs Mugabe as she became more and more involved in politics.

In November Robert Mugabe was ousted from place of work soon after 37 many years of rule amid growing speculation his wife was lining herself up to exchange her aging husband in energy.