- Grace Mugabe's PhD has been deemed fake and the awarding professor has been arrested
- The vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe has been taken into custody on charges of abuse of office
- Grace received her doctorate one month after she began her studies
Zimbabwe's anti-corruption unit has arrested the vice-chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe on charges of abuse of office.
Levi Nyagura awarded Grace Mugagbe with a PhD in 2014 after only one month of study. He was arrested after the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigated the bogus PhD.
Briefly.co.za learned that a PhD usually takes several years of full-time study and research to complete.
"Nyagura has been arrested. We cannot have people who award fake degrees," Goodson Nguni said, a ZACC commissioner.
He will be charged with abuse of office but Nguni was silent on whether Grace would also face possible charges for her involvement according to news24.com.
Her 226-page doctoral thesis, titled "The Changing Social Structure and Functions of the Family" was only published in January of this year after calls for her PhD to be declared null and void.
Critics of the former first lady claim that she had not studied or conducted any research at all to earn the doctorate.
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When she received her PhD she was personally capped by the President Robert Mugabe.
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