Breaking: Grace Mugabe degree fallout: Nyagura arrested

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THE furore over former First Lady Grace Mugabe’s “dubious” PhD degree awarded by the University of Zimbabwe in 2014 has claimed its first scalp after the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission arrested the country’s highest institution of learning’s Vice-Chancellor Levy Nyagura.  BY RICHARD CHIDZA Nyagura was picked up late today by Zacc officials and will appear in court tommorrow. “We picked him up and took him into custody, where he will stay overnight. He will appear in court tomorrow (today) on charges of abuse of office,” Zacc spokesperson Phylis Chikundura said. Nyagura…

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Mnangagwa, Mugabe fallout – Mugabe security further reduced

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GOVERNMENT has reduced the number of security officers protecting former president Robert Mugabe family as the fallout between incumbent leader Emmerson Mnangagwa and his predecessor gathers momentum, the Zimbabwe Independent reported. Mugabe buckled under heavy pressure and resigned on November 21 after he was placed under house arrest by the military, recalled from the ruling Zanu-PF party and threatened with impeachment. The reduction of security personnel and whittling down of allowances paid to Mugabe follows a recent meeting between the former head of state and ex-vice-president and National People’s Party…

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Zimbabwe to mortgage minerals for capital

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RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe governor John Mangudya on Monday told visiting Australian assistant secretary for Africa branch Gita Kamath that the country is ready to securitise its mineral resources in exchange for over US$1 billion in long-term capital to turn around the economy, it has been established. According to the World Bank, Zimbabwe’s economy is expected to register modest 0,9% growth this year, a figure much lower than the government estimate of 4,5%. The country, which owes the international financial institution US$1,8 billion in arrears, has the second known platinum…

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Mnangagwa, Chiwenga , army commanders tensions grow

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TENSIONs are gradually intensifying between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and the military clique surrounding him, amid revelations that the army is exerting overbearing influence on the executive. Chiwenga Official sources say the military is even exercising veto power in some instances, while also influencing the operations of government and other security organs. Senior government officials told the Zimbabwe Independent this week that the military element in Zanu-PF has serious political ambitions, to the extent that they want Mnangagwa to serve one term, if he wins elections, before handing the baton over…

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