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Mugabe never thought Mnangagwa would turn against him

Zimbabwe’s former leader Robert Mugabe said he never thought new President Emmerson Mnangagwa would turn against him and denounced Mnangagwa’s move to oust him last year as a coup, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Mugabe, 94, ruled Zimbabwe from independence in 1980 until he stepped down under pressure from Mnangagwa’s allies in the army in November. Viewed by some as a liberation hero, others remember Mugabe for turning a promising country into an economic basket case and international pariah. Mnangagwa, deputy president under Mugabe, has promised to open up…

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Nyagura’s case should stay on remand pending

The prosecution yesterday said University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura — accused of illegally awarding former First Lady Grace Mugabe a PhD should remain on remand pending his trial and that his application challenging placement on remand should be dismissed for lack of merit. The prosecutor, Mr Michael Reza, who is dealing with the case, said the State laid sufficient evidence, which led to Nyagura being placed on remand, hence, he should be prosecuted. This was in response to Nyagura’s submission that there was no reasonable suspicion…

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Grace Mugabe’s case collapsing

The State’s case against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura, accused of corruptly irregularly awarding a PhD degree to wife of ousted president Robert Mugabe, is crumbling. This comes after the Higher Education ministry – cited as the complainant in the matter – said it never lodged a query against Grace Mugabe. According to State papers, the permanent secretary in the Higher Education ministry, one L Mudyiwa, allegedly lodged a complaint against Nyagura, but the office denies, making such a report in a letter addressed to Attorney-General Prince…

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Zim state media turns on Grace Mugabe, this has a bad ending

Harare – State media in Zimbabwe on Sunday rounded on former president Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, suggesting in one editorial that the military operation that removed Mugabe from power be extended to his Harare mansion. “How about Operation Restore Legacy at Blue Roof Mansion?,” said the headline on a column by Sunday Mail columnist, Bishop Lazarus. ‘Greedy and insecure‘ In it the writer suggested that Mugabe had been “taken hostage in this rebellious house” and put “in a tight corner with the greedy and insecure former First Lady”.…

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Mugabe, Mnangagwa in a private conversation

A deal has been put on the table to end the bickering between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor, Robert Mugabe, as the ruling Zanu-PF party races against time to end internal discord before harmonised elections to be held by July 31, the Daily News can report. Mugabe, 94, a stubborn but charismatic figure revered for leading the struggle for liberation, yet reviled for rights abuses, electoral theft and vandalising the economy during his 37 years in power, was ousted in a soft military coup that enthroned Mnangagwa, 75, last…

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Kasukuwere ‘disowns’ Mugabe, Mutinhiri

Former ZANU-PF national political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere who was expelled from the ruling party after supporting the G40 cabal and went into exile has dismissed the document circulating on social media linking him to the newly formed National Patriotic Front (NPF) as the chairman. Kasukuwere who has been very quiet on micro blogging Twitter cleared his name and dismissed the document in one word saying its “FAKE.” Apparently the document states that Ambrose Mutinhiri is the President, Jonathan Moyo is the Deputy President together with Grace Mugabe, Saviour Kasukuwere as…

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Grace Mugabe PhD New Twist, Nyagura Very Much At Work – Minister

Wide spread reports that University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura is on suspension following allegations of him un-procedurally awarding former First Lady Grace Mugabe a doctorate, are untrue. Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Prof. Amon Murwira revealed in the Senate House on Thursday. Responding to a question from MDC-T Senator Siphiwe Ncube why the Vice Chancellor was still at work when he should be on suspension, the Minister said his office is not aware of the suspension. “You are reading issues from the newspapers, as…

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Relief for Grace Mugabe in PhD saga

Former first lady Grace Mugabe PhD saga has taken a new twist after the High Court reversed a ruling by a lower court giving investigators powers to search and seize all documents relating to the probe from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). Former First Lady Grace Mugabe and her PhD supervisor Professor Claude Mararike In a judgment obtained yesterday, High Court judge Lavender Makoni ruled on February 16 that the warrant given to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) was null and void. This was after the country’s oldest university filed…

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UZ Vice Chancellor reports for duty despite ‘suspension’

UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) council chairman, Buzwani Mothobi has come under fire from other council members, who accused him of defying a resolution to suspend UZ Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura over former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s contentious doctorate. This came shortly after the High Court nullified a warrant of search and seizure issued against Nyagura. In an email addressed to members of the UZ council, lawyer Thembinkosi Magwaliba said the other council members were worried that Nyagura continued to report for work, in the process jeopardising investigations. “Consequently, the situation…

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Evicted villagers demand apology from Grace Mugabe

Harare – Villagers who had their homes and crops destroyed by police acting on behalf of Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe want an apology, says an online report. The villagers of Manzou farm in Mazowe, north of Harare, were evicted by armed police in a series of operations launched in January 2015. The farm was allocated to Grace Mugabe, the wife of former president Robert Mugabe. He was forced to step down last November. A court in the town of Bindura this week started handing down judgments ordering the…

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