Articles tagged 'uz'

Nyagura's trial in false start 18 September 2018 HARARE - Suspended University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura's trial was yesterday deferred to October 22, pending the outcome of his Constitutional Court (Con-Court) application for stay of prosecution. Nyagura stands accused of criminal abuse of office after he allegedly corruptly ...
Nyagura's Con-Court referral thrown out 7 September 2018 HARARE - Harare magistrate Lazini Ncube yesterday upheld the existence of a Special Anti-Corruption Unit set by President Emmerson Mnangagwa to prosecute suspended University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura after dismissing his application for referral of his corruption case to the Const...
Court dedicates 6 days to Nyagura case 8 August 2018 HARARE - The Special Corruption Court has dedicated a full week to prosecute University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura who is being accused of fraudulently awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a PhD. Nyagura is being charged with criminal abuse of office and his trial will ru...
Court rejects Nyagura's remand refusal bid 26 June 2018 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has thrown out an application for refusal of further remand lodged by University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura charged with corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Nyagura made the application before Harare magistrate Victoria Mashamb...
Nyagura case postponed 20 June 2018 HARARE - The case of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is being charged with corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe, has been postponed to June 22 pending his trial. He appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa on charges of criminal ...
UZ vice chancellor attempts to stop Grace trial 5 April 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura, who is accused of corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe, has approached the High Court seeking to stop his trial before the Harare Magistrates' Court. In the urgent chamber application, he cited Harare magistrat...
Nyagura not suspended 25 March 2018 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira has told the Senate that University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended as there are no compelling reasons to suspend him. Mashonaland West senator Mike Musaka had asked the minister to clarify the issue...
Nyagura challenges prosecution order 24 March 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura has approached the High Court, seeking to quash Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande's ruling in which she said the educator must be prosecuted for corruptly awarding a PhD to former first lady Grace Mugabe. Nearly a fortnight ago, Mazha...
Grace's case collapsing 14 March 2018 HARARE - The State's case against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levi Nyagura, accused of corruptly irregularly awarding a PhD degree to wife of ousted president Robert Mugabe, is crumbling. This comes after the Higher Education ministry — cited as the complainant in the matter — ...
'Complainant' in Grace's PhD scandal turns hostile 13 March 2018 HARARE - The Higher Education ministry — cited as the complainant against University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Vice Chancellor Levy Nyagura standing trial for allegedly corruptly awarding former first lady Grace Mugabe a PhD — has said it never lodged a query against the former Zanu PF Women's League boss...
UZ's Nyagura stirs fresh controversy 12 March 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe vice chancellor Levi Nyagura has stirred fresh controversy after hiring a junior lecturer who recently obtained a doctor of philosophy (PhD) as the dean of the Law Faculty after overriding the department's committee decision to appoint the most eligible candidate. ...
'Nyagura was never suspended' 10 March 2018 HARARE - Higher and Tertiary Education minister Amon Murwira says University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura was never suspended, declaring that only President Emmerson Mnangagwa has the power to suspend a vice chancellor. He said he is yet to receive communication from Mnangagwa...
Relief for Grace 8 March 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's PhD saga has taken a new twist after the High Court reversed a ruling by a lower court giving investigators powers to search and seize all documents relating to the probe from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). In a judgment obtained yesterday, High Cour...
Suspended Nyagura still reporting for duty 8 March 2018 HARARE - Suspended University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor Levi Nyagura is still reporting for duty despite having been sent on paid leave pending the outcome of his court case. This emerged in an official communication from Thembinkosi Magwaliba, on behalf of other UZ Council members, to ...
'Arrest Grace Mugabe over academic fraud' 26 February 2018 HARARE - Welshman Ncube's opposition MDC has called for the arrest of former first lady Grace Mugabe for fraudulently obtaining a doctorate that she apparently received within months. This comes after Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators have said the ongoing probe into the alleged academi...
UZ's Nyagura freed on $200 bail 18 February 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice chancellor (VC) Levi Nyagura was yesterday freed on $200 bail following his arrest on Friday night. He is being charged with criminal abuse of office after he allegedly unprocedurally conferred a doctorate degree to former first lady Grace Mugabe. O...
Witch hunt over Grace Mugabe's PhD thesis 29 January 2018 HARARE - A witch-hunt is evolving at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) where academic staff in the Sociology Department are alleging persecution at the hands of the institution's leadership for questioning the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was granted her PhD in 2014. Grace's Ph...
Outrage over Grace's doctorate 27 January 2018 HARARE - Former first lady Grace Mugabe's record-time PhD granted by the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) four years ago only for the thesis to be published this week on the institution's website, has courted further controversy. Analysts are not amused by the lengthy period it has taken the countr...
Evan Mawarire acquitted 30 September 2017 HARARE - #ThisFlag movement leader Evan Mawarire and a medical students' leader, who were accused of promoting public violence, breach of peace or bigotry after they participated in a demonstration against fees hike at the University of Zimbabwe, have been acquitted. The two were acquitted by ...
Has Mawarire lost relevance? 2 July 2017 HARARE - It is exactly a year since #ThisFlag leader pastor Evan Mawarire shot to fame following a successful shut-down campaign, but his relevance seems to have sharply nose-dived, with most critics arguing he has outlived his welcome. Last year, the His Generation Church leader became a hero...
UZ students, police clash 27 June 2017 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) security clashed with medical students at the UZ campus yesterday when a demonstration against fees hike turned violent. Security replied with batons as hooded students threw missiles during the march by medical learners. Police later pitched up and arre...
UZ wins bid for 'sanctions' impact study 26 January 2017 HARARE - Academics at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) have won a bid to research the impact of “western-imposed sanctions” on Zimbabwe, which was essentially a travel ban and an asset freeze on President Robert Mugabe's inner circle. Announcing the winners yesterday, principal director in the ...
Students petition Moyo over grants 25 January 2017 HARARE - Tertiary students have requested a meeting with Higher Education minister, Jonathan Moyo, and a parliamentary panel to discuss the re-introduction of students' grants. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) Students' Representative Council (SRC) has since written to Parliament and Moyo's office ...
UZ backs down on fees hike 13 January 2017 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) administration has put on hold a 35 percent fees hike it had imposed on College of Health Sciences students. Students had expressed outrage in response to a January 4  directive — signed by the university’s vice chancellor Levi Nyagura — that fees for medic...
UZ students protest fees hike 10 January 2017 HARARE - College of Health Sciences students yesterday peacefully protested at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) over a 35 percent fee hike imposed by the learning institution. Administration informed students in a January 4, 2017 notice — signed by the university's vice chancellor Levi Nyagura ...