Tag: Mugabe

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Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate that she apparently received within months, the dissertation for which remains unpublished.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 […]

Zimbabwe officially declares Mugabe national holiday

Zimbabwe officially declares Mugabe national holiday

Zimbabwe has officially declared 21 February to be Robert Gabriel Mugabe National Youth Day, thereby making the former president’s birthday a public holiday, the Herald newspaper reports. New President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to form a cabinet this week. Mr Mugabe resigned last week after a military intervention and days […]

Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive a “golden handshake” worth many millions of dollars as part of a deal negotiated before the resignation of the ageing autocrat last week. The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear, though one senior ruling […]