University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Prof Levi Nyagura has been suspended for the “fake” Grace Mugabe doctorate case. He has been suspended until the.matter has been finalised. Professor Paul Mapfumo will be acting vice chancellor.
A statement by UZ registrar, Dr Noah Mutongoreni yesterday read:
“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe and Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Cde ED Mnangagwa, being the appointing authority in terms of section 8 of the University of Zimbabwe Act, (Chapter 25:16), has sent the Vice Chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Professor Levi Nyagura on leave pending the finalisation of his alleged charges of criminal abuse of Office.
“Meanwhile, Professor Paul Mapfumo has been appointed acting Vice Chancellor in accordance with Section 8 of the University of Zimbabwe Act (Chapter 25:16). The appointment is with immediate effect.”
Nyagura is accused of abusing his office to facilitate the conferment of a PhD in Sociology to Grace Mugabe. Following Robert Mugabe’s ouster from presidency through a coup in November 2017, Nyagura was arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission. His trial is set to resume next month.