Articles tagged 'university of zimbabwe'

UZ ordered to stop constructions on wetland 21 September 2018 HARARE - High Court judge Justice Pisirayi Kwenda yesterday ordered the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to stop all construction work on the campus' wetland without an environmental impact assessment certificate. In an interdict filed by the Harare Wetlands Trust (HWT), UZ had begun to construct a...
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...
UZ pair shines in Ethiopia 18 July 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students Tinaye Muzenyi and Thembela Ndlovu brought cheers to the tertiary institution and the country at large after their recent triumph in the women’s doubles tennis, where they won gold at the 9th All Africa University Games held in Ethiopia recently. M...
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 student hauled before hearing over medical students' strike 27 April 2018 HARARE - The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has summoned a student to appear before its disciplinary committee to answer to charges of misconduct in connection with a demonstration held at the institution last year. Kudakwashe Guta, who is represented by Denford Halimani and Kuzivakwashe Ngodza o...
Madhuku fights for Dean of Law post 6 April 2018 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) law professor Lovemore Madhuku has approached the High Court challenging the UZ's failure to appoint him as dean in the Faculty of Law. In the application for review, Madhuku, who is the applicant, cited the UZ and in their official capacities, vice chancel...
UZ drops in African rankings 1 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe's oldest institute of higher learning, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ), which is hogging the limelight for the wrong reasons, particularly the manner in which former first lady Grace Mugabe was awarded her PhD degree, has dropped in its rankings. According to uniRank, formerl...
Macheso degree campaign gathers momentum 1 April 2018 HARARE - The campaign to lobby the University of Zimbabwe to accord sungura kingpin Alick Macheso an honorary doctorate degree has gathered momentum. The campaign has mobilised 20 000 endorsements through Facebook likes and Nash Paints director Tinashe Mutarisi, who is spearheading the campaig...
'Award Macheso a degree' 30 March 2018 HARARE – Fans of Alick Macheso are lobbying the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) to confer an honorary doctorate on the sungura kingpin for his contribution towards development of the music industry in the country. The social media campaign spearheaded by Tinashe Mutarisi — through his Nash Paints ...
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. ...
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 ...
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...
Women dominate law schools 4 February 2018 HARARE - Professor Julie Elliott Stewart ,71, who heads the Southern and Eastern African Centre for Women’s Law at the University of Zimbabwe, says women now constitute 70 percent of students at all the country’s four law schools. The country’s law schools include University of Zimbabwe Facult...
ED slams varsities' corruption 10 January 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has castigated creeping corruption at universities, warning that perpetrators would be brought to book. He spoke as universities have become hotbeds of dishonesty and moral decay, but instructed university vice chancellors,  deans, directors and heads of d...
UZ lecturers claim massive corruption at institution 9 January 2018 HARARE - Lecturers at the University of Zimbabwe have raised a red flag, claiming the institution is being run by a cartel which is prejudicing the institution of millions of dollars. In a December 2017 report to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc), the lecturers want a comprehensiv...
UZ students join anti-Mugabe protests 21 November 2017 HARARE - University of Zimbabwe (UZ) students refused to sit for their examinations yesterday, demanding the immediate resignation of chancellor of all State universities, President Robert Mugabe. The protesting students also demanded the resignation of vice chancellor Levi Nyagura over a host...
Medical professionals, UZ to meet 5 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Medical Association (Zima) will meet University of Zimbabwe (UZ) authorities to discuss planned medical students' tuition fees hikes that have provoked violent protests at campus. Critics say the increase in fees from $700 per semester to $1 500 with effect from 1 August ...