Nyagura challenges remand placement

University of Zimbabwe (UZ) vice-chancellor, Levi Nyagura has filed an application, challenging his arrest and placement on remand in connection with the controversial doctorate degree awarded to former First Lady Grace Mugabe.

BY DESMOND CHINGARANDE

Nyagura, through his lawyer, Lewis Uriri, told Harare magistrate, Tilda Mazhande that the investigating officer in the matter had since filed an application for a new search warrant for his UZ offices, which clearly showed there was no reasonable grounds to arrest him in the first place.

But prosecutor, Michael Reza insisted that Nyagura should stand trial, saying the new search warrant requested by the investigating officer was meant to facilitate production of a charge sheet.

Mazhande will deliver ruling on the application on Thursday.

8 Comments

  1. Why are these people so untouchable and allowable to walk away with monstrous crimes,how long shall it takes to bring them to justice.

    1. You can ask that question again! and add —-while those who commit petty crimes if not dubious crimes are whisked away to Chikurubi?

      1. umwe mupurisa was jailed for saying that mugabe is old. who on this planet does not know that sekuru Rob is old. even gire knows that… nyika yedu inonyadzisa zvayo

  2. Why are these people so untouchable and allowable to walk away with monstrous crimes,how long shall it takes to bring them to justice.

  3. Linda Ndlovu- UZ

    Nyagura is trying to be a fool. He was thinking he is a supa god who can just dish out degrees to stupid idiots who wanted to make names out of nothing. But i am still surprised, why is Nyagura still at UZ despite all these messy and smelly allegations? An academic fraudster. Students at UZ let us booo this idiot each time we see him. He has reduced our institution to a study group.

    1. it only shows that there are more stupid people in the system hierarchy than nyagura. one minister said the only person who can fire nyagura is ed, no wonder why nyagura is still at work

  4. Grace Mugabe was a hurricane, a juggernaut that could fall on anyone with the force of a thousand tons of bricks during here tenure as the First Lady and poor Nyagura was no exception to this brutality. It is not in doubt that he was prevailed on to shit on his CV. The guilty is there but he has plenty of mitigation.

    1. ngaangotaura ka nyagura wacho. vaitodawo kushandira ana gire vanhu ava

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