Former liberation warfighters have called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to have former first lady Grace Mugabe arrested for corruption. The veterans are arguing that not arresting Grace after she was awarded a doctorate degree in 2014 in controversial circumstances by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) calls into question the seriousness of president Emmerson Mnangagwa’s anti-corruption crusade.
In a statement, the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA) said,
The president has made a clarion call to permanently destroy the vice of corruption, leaving no sacred cows. This means the conduct of all those who hold office, impacting on other people’s lives, should be open to rigorous public scrutiny and they must be held accountable without fear or favour.
It is mind-boggling that an institution like the University of Zimbabwe mandated to nurture and educate our young members of society is led by people who protect and cover-up corruption and abuse of office. Why should corruption at UZbe consider a sacred cow?
…These organs must perform the honourable task of explaining to the Zimbabwean public the exact circumstances, the procedures and all the processes followed in awarding Grace…a doctoral degree by UZ.
We cannot afford to have our education system marred by individuals who use their positions of office to circumvent rules, customs and practices that all others are subjected to. We shall leave no stone unturned in our demands.
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