Zim president arrives to receive honorary degree

Zim president arrives to receive honorary degree

Zimbabwean President Mnangagwa has arrived in Lusaka to receive an honorary degree and to attend the 48th Special Graduation Ceremony of the University of Zambia.

He will be conferred with an Honorary (in name only) Doctorate in Law Degree by the same institution together with president of Zambia Edgar Lungu.

“The President (Mnangagwa) will attend the 48th Special Graduation Ceremony at the University of Zambia tomorrow. He will be conferred with an Honorary Degree of Laws by the same university,” spokesperson for the Zambian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Mr Sheppard Gwenzi, said.

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    Kanema Chilufya 2 weeks ago

    Unza as a university has become a joke, a circus and a farce. Due to lack of suitable resources, human and material, it can no longer function the way it used to. Academic standards have plummeted. The best academics have left, criteria for entering Unza are now flexible, the starving, unpaid lecturers are demoralized. What can you expect from such an institution?

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    Paul Simbeye 2 weeks ago

    These guys are also graduates. Lets not judge them by their presidential ascendancy only. May be look at their backgrounds as well. One’s opinion should not be taken as a representative of all others. NO. I don’t know them very well neither have I met any of them before. I think the University is not so unreasonable to the extent that it can just take people out of the blues. Besides, UNZA is an Independent entity that reserves its rights to consider whoever it feels fit confer its award. Finally, I am just a commentator and an academician who sees things outside the box like per usual practice world over. Therefore my comments should not cause any one to stumble please. Take it easy

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    Musumali Liyunga 2 weeks ago

    Senate of the University of Zambia should resign on moral grounds or be fired for leading the University in making a useless decision that reduces credibility of the institution.

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    Wanzelu 3 weeks ago

    Honorary degrees for plunder of national coffers.

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    samlindo 3 weeks ago

    DR CROCODILE

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    Paul Simbeye 3 weeks ago

    They also deserve it as they could have done other things in life that deserve recognition. So let them have those degrees as it is their time.

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    There is no such a ceremony at UNZA. This is a political function organized by PF in conjunction with UNZA solely for the purpose of these two leaders massaging their egos with honorary doctorates. It is only the two of them who will be conferred the doctorates before a small group of PF cadres and UNZA top officials largely because as we speak June salaries for UNZA employees have not yet been paid. Lungu’s selfish PF government has chosen to reduce the monthly grant to UNZA to K16 million when the UNZA wage bill is around K38million. So UNZA still has to look for a difference of K 22million before it can pay June salaries. The more reason the event will be low key.

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      Paul Simbeye 3 weeks ago

      I don’t see any problem in conferring presidents Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe and Edgar Lungu of Zambia by the the University of Zambia (UNZA). The University particularly UNZA has specialists who assess and see things in any particular perspective. A person, is not conferred a Doctorate based on presidential only “NO”. He or she can be given such a degree on other things he or she has attained in life.
      But the problem in this case, people are looking at President Edgar Lungu and Mnangagwa in terms of presidential only. What about other things they have done and attained in life? Please don’t judge them wrong at all but look at the whole totality of life. Besides they are human beings who also deserve it as they could have done other things in life that deserve recognition.

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        Kennedy 3 weeks ago

        The two presidents are to be honored for their work as president and nothing else.this is why people are commenting on these honors.what ever other things they may have achieved in life are not the reason for the honors!

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          Can you list at least three things each that these clowns have done apart from very poor governance?

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        Ba Paul Simbeye, read please or ask those who understand issues don’t just yape for the sake of taping. I hope your not a cadre looking for employment.

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        This reasoning sure..? Sad.