Grace Mugabe ‘may have been an innocent beneficiary of a fraudulent academic degree… she won’t be probed’

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace Mugabe looks on during a national church interface rally in Harare, Zimbabwe, November 5, 2017. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo - RC1F4DEE75D0
HARARE – Zimbabwe’s anti-graft agency has reportedly said that the ongoing investigation into Grace Mugabe’s controversially acquired PhD will not lead to the arrest of the former first lady herself.
The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Committee (ZACC) chairperson, Gordon Nguni said that Grace could have been an “innocent beneficiary of a fraudulent academic degree”.
Grace received the doctorate in 2014 amid allegations she did not study for it. The degree was awarded after just months of study. At the time, her husband, former president Robert Mugabe was University of Zimbabwe (UZ) chancellor.
Doctorates typically take several years of fulltime research and writing. Nguni said that there was no evidence linking the former first lady to the violation of university regulations.
“There was no evidence to probe Grace. Grace is not a University of Zimbabwe official. She does not know the rules of how people are granted PhDs.
“We are investigating those people who knew the regulations and who fraudulently did whatever they did… we are probing those university authorities who violated university regulations,” Nguni was quoted saying.
The head of UZ Levi Nyagura was arrested last Friday over the controversial awarding of the PhD to Grace.  Investigators at ZACC said they had arrested Nyagura over the suspected fraudulent awarding of a doctorate to the former first lady.
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