State security agents confiscated cosmetics at yesterday’s Midlands State University graduation ceremony.
Cosmetics such as face powders, lipstick, perfumes and finger nail polishes were barred from the venue with other items such as hair comps and toilet paper also not allowed. Both male and female graduands had any pieces of paper, earphones and power cables seized by members of the police who manned the venue entrances.
Before the ceremony started people were told to switch off their mobile phones. President Mugabe capped 4,708 graduands, made up of 2,349 females and 2,359 males respectively. A total of 3,988 received undergraduate degrees while 713 graduated with masters’ degrees and seven academic members attained PHD degrees.