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Elton Mangoma seeks to clear his name on Wicknell tender scam

RENEWAL Democrats of Zimbabwe and former Energy Minister Elton Mangoma has written to Speaker of Parliament Advocate Jacob Mudenda, requesting to be invited before the Parliamentary committee on Mines and Energy to clear his name over the Wicknell Chivayo Gwanda solar project tender scam. Mangoma was one of the four ex-ministers who served under former President Robert Mugabe between 2013 and 2017 being investigated for allegedly turning the Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) into their feeding trough, flouting tender procedures to line up their pockets. The four – Mangoma (MDC-T), Dzikamai…

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Zvimba RDC CEO arrested for dishing out stands to Mugabe’s relatives

The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has arrested Zvimba Rural District Council (ZRDC) chief executive officer Peter Hlohla on allegations of benefiting from illicit land deals that prejudiced the council of millions of dollars. Last year, there were reports that some senior Government officials were reportedly benefiting from illicit land deals that prejudiced ZRDC, which was already reeling under a $2,4 million tax debt. ZACC sources yesterday confirmed Mr Hlohla’s arrest. “He has been arrested and he is detained at Marbelreign Police Station,” said the ZACC source. He is expected to…

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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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‘Nyagura was never suspended’ – Amon Murwira

Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira says University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended, declaring that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the power to suspend a vice chancellor. Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Minister Professor Amon Murwira He said he is yet to receive communication from Mnangagwa as the chancellor of all State universities, suspending Nyagura. This was after Senator Siphiwe Ncube had inquired why Nyagura was still reporting for duty despite being sent on paid leave pending the outcome of his…

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‘Arrest Grace Mugabe over academic fraud’

Welshman Ncube’s opposition MDC has called for the arrest of former first lady Grace for fraudulently obtaining a doctorate that she apparently received within months. The post ‘Arrest Grace Mugabe over academic fraud’ appeared first on Nehanda Radio. Source: Nehanda Radio

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Grace Mugabe’s PhD supervisor investigated

One of the lecturers who supervised Grace Mugabe’s PhD thesis is reportedly being investigated by the Zimbabwe anti-graft agency. According to the state-owned Herald newspaper, University of Zimbabwe (UZ), lecturer Professor, Claude Mararike faced arrest once investigations were concluded. Zimbabwe Anti-corruption commission (ZACC) spokesperson, Phyllis Chikundura confirmed the development. “He (Mararike) is under investigation and he faces arrest once investigations have been completed,” Chikundura was quoted as saying. This came after reports said that the UZ head Levi Nyagura was arrested last Friday over the controversial awarding of the PhD…

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Grace Mugabe ‘innocent beneficiary of a fraudulent academic degree’

THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) has denied its renewed pursuit of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) officials accused of fraudulently awarding former First Lady, Grace a PhD would lead to her eventual arrest. Grace, in 2014 graduated with the top academic accolade and was capped by her husband who, as President, was then Chancellor of the State institution. There were questions over the short time she reportedly completed her research with reports that her thesis was not available in the UZ library. Following Mugabe’s ouster November last year, Zacc denied any…

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JUST IN: Prof Nyagura arrested

The University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Professor Levi Nyagura has been picked up by for questioning by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigators. Allegations against Professor Nyagura are that he unlawfully recommended the conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy Degree to grace Ntombizodwa Marufu Mugabe without the approval of the University council and the Senate Committee. The former first lady was awarded the doctorate in sociology by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) in August 2014, just three months after she was first reported to have enrolled. The thesis was…

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Mzembi sues Nguni for $10m

By Tendai Kamhungira Former Foreign Affairs minister Walter Mzembi has filed a $10 million defamation lawsuit against the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner Goodson Nguni, following a press report alleging the ex-politburo member was on the run. Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) commissioner in charge of investigations, Goodson Nguni According to the summons filed at the High Court on Wednesday, Mzembi claimed the press statement was made on Monday and Tuesday this week. “In the statement, the defendant (Nguni) sounded that the Zacc was hunting for the plaintiff (Mzembi). In his…

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