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Parliament Rejects ZINASU Request to Probe Grace Mugabe PhD

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First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Joice Mujuru graduated with PhDs at the University of Zimbabwe on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

First Lady Grace Mugabe and Vice President Joice Mujuru graduated with PhDs at the University of Zimbabwe on Friday. (Courtesy photo)

The Zimbabwe National Students’ Union (ZINASU) has described as outrageous Parliament of Zimbabwe’s rejection of their request to probe how First Lady Grace Mugabe was recently awarded a doctorate by the University of Zimbabwe.

ZINASU president Gilbert Mutubuki, whose union claims that there are no records of Mrs. Mugabe’s enrollment at the UZ, says it is regrettable that parliament turned down their request.

ZINASU wrote a letter to parliament two weeks ago, seeking parliament to “probe the dubious circumstances” the doctorate was awarded.

Mutubuki says they have now sent a similar letter to UZ authorities.

Speaker of parliament Jacob Mudenda says parliament can’t handle this case.

Lecturer Nkululeko Sibanda of Huddersfield University says parliament should have probed Mrs. Mugabe’s doctorate.

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