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    Zimbabwe Investigates Grace Mugabe’s Degree

    Zimbabwe's anti-corruption agency has launched an investigation into whether the former first lady grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate degree.
    Mugabe undertook research into children's homes, according to state-run newspaper the herald. She was awarded the PHD just months after enrolling at the university when doctorates typically require years of full-time research.
    Mugabe had previously defended her academic records.
    In September, she told a governing party rally that she had earned her PHD despite her detractors' skepticism. She was awarded a PHD by the university of Zimbabwe in 2014.
    Local media reports that her doctoral thesis has not been made public, breaking with usual practice. Grace Mugabe was personally capped by her husband and then-president Robert Mugabe, who was also the chancellor of the university of Zimbabwe.
    She had hoped to replace her husband as leader, but antagonised a faction of the ruling Zanu-pf party which led to a fallout within the party.

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