National People’s Party (NPP) leader Joice Mujuru’s University of Zimbabwe (UZ) doctorate thesis is equally dodgy with her graduation as a PhD student being an inspiration for jokes.
The thesis is titled “A strategic exploratory entrepreneurship study of sustainable agricultural businesses in Zimbabwe: Case studies of Mitchell and Mitchell in Mashonaland East Province and Dotito irrigation scheme in Mashonaland Central Province” and was supervised by Professor Isaac Chaneta and Professor Claude Mararike.
UZ released former first lady Grace Mugabe’s doctorate thesis four years after she graduated in 2014 together with Mujuru. Mujuru graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Faculty of Commerce and while she holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management with Chinhoyi Universit, it could also not be established when she started her studies with UZ.
The Herald reported that Mujuru’s PhD thesis was on UZ’s shelves barely a month after she graduated with the State owned newspaper claiming that the mysterious appearance of only Mujuru’s thesis out of 12 others pointed to a sinister agenda to discredit Grace’s PhD thesis. A UZ employee who was interviewed by the publication said that the process leading to the publication of a dissertation or thesis took at least 12 months.