Tag: Corruption

Grace Mugabe’s PhD investigated by Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption watchdog

Grace Mugabe’s PhD investigated by Zimbabwe’s anti-corruption watchdog

Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators are probing whether former first lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate that she apparently received within months, the dissertation for which remains unpublished. Grace Mugabe, whose apparent desire to succeed her husband prompted the army takeover that eventually saw Robert Mugabe resign, was awarded a PhD by the University […]

Mnangagwa offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad

Mnangagwa offers amnesty for funds stashed abroad

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has offered a three-month amnesty for individuals and companies to surrender public funds illegally stashed abroad. In a statement, he said the government will prosecute those who fail to comply when the amnesty ends in February. “Such malpractices constitute a very serious economic crime against […]

Grace Mugabe Wins Diplomatic Immunity After Assault Accusations

Grace Mugabe Wins Diplomatic Immunity After Assault Accusations

The wife of Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, was whisked out of South Africa on Sunday, trailed by calls for her arrest after she was accused of beating a fashion model with an extension cord in a luxury hotel in Johannesburg. The bloody encounter between the president’s wife, Grace Mugabe, 52, who had sought diplomatic […]

“The problem in Africa is corruption”

The fact that corruption in Africa is both endemic and horrendous cannot be denied. Some highly reputable sources believe ten times more illegal money leaves Africa than the official foreign aid it receives. Whether that is true or not, it is irrelevant because everyone knows that the mass of African […]