By Sally Nyakanyanga
Grace Mugabe was conferred with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in September 2014, two months after enrolling at University of Zimbabwe. Her thesis was only published last month, four years after she graduated. Now UZ’s Vice Chancellor and her academic supervisor have been questioned by the anti-corruption unit.
Traditional wisdom has it that there is no magic bullet for violating academic procedure. It seems that adage did not come to mind, however, in the awarding of a doctorate to former First Lady Grace Mugabe in 2014 by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ).
As the anti-corruption unit, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) launches an investigation into the awarding of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree to Grace Mugabe, it has dawned on university authorities under probe a little late in the day that indeed, there is no magic bullet.
Professor Nyagura stood in the dock at a Harare…