Court proceedings have revealed that Former First Lady Grace Mugabe began studies at the University of Zimbabwe for her Masters in Social Studies a year before her application for post graduate admission was submitted, processed and accepted.

According to the prosecution, at all the relevant times, the registration process, application and the purported study by Mrs Mugabe was not known at the UZ’s Faculty of Social Studies.

Nyagura on Tuesday through his lawyer, Advocate Sylvester Hashiti, filed an application for exception and quashing of an indictment on the basis that his hands were clean.

He said he was being wrongly charged, insisting that the latter’s husband, former president Robert Mugabe, who was the varsity’s chancellor, approved and conferred his wife with the PhD.

He added that in his application, Nyagura attached documents which contained self-incriminating evidence.

“The accused attached documents without applying proper mind to them because they contain incriminatory evidence,” he said.

“For instance, Grace Marufu made an application for post graduate admission on May 14, 2012 for MPhil Social Studies. On May 30, she was accepted and was to commence on March 1, 2012, what an inconsistent. This literally means that she was supposed to commence studies three months before her purported application and admission.

“Also supervision notes by one Mararike shows that Grace Marufu was already undertaking studies as at March 2011, a year before the application, admission and registration.”…….Zimsituation