Former University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice-chancellor Levi Nyagura will be in court on November 24 for the commencement of his trial on charges of unprocedurally conferring former First Lady Grace Mugabe with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree (PhD).
Nyagura consented to the commencement of trial and the State has handed over all the necessary documents to Nyagura’s lawyers, prosecutor Michael Chakandida said on Monday.
Nyagura had approached the High Court for review after magistrate Munamato Mutevedzi dismissed his application for exception to the charge.
Nyagura is accused of abusing his position by showing favour to Grace who did not meet the minimum requirements to study for the degree.
It is alleged Nyagura’s action had the negative effect of compromising the standards of the country’s education system.