Chief magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi says suspended University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice-chancellor Levi Nyagura has a case to answer and will stand trial on May 16.
Nyagura had sought to for exception through his lawyer Advocate Sylvester Hashiti, arguing that he was being wrongly charged for illegally awarding a PhD to former First Lady Grace Mugabe.
He had made an application for exception and quashing of the indictment, arguing a vice-chancellor was not responsible for the award of degrees.
In throwing out Nyagura’s application, magistrate Mutevedzi said:
The State is not alleging that the accused conferred the degree in person to Grace Mugabe. Instead the allegation is that the accused facilitated the conferment of the degree to Grace Mugabe.