Zimbabwe Opposition Party Leader Tsvangirai’s wife refuses to be called Dr Macheka


Morgan Tsvangirai’s wife Elizabeth Macheka told delagates at the MDC-T extra ordinary congress at the City Sports Centre that she doesn’t want donated doctorates.

MDC-T organising secretary, Nelson Chamisa, had introduced Elizabeth as Dr Macheka.

Morgan Tsvangirai and Wife Elizabeth Macheka

This comes after President Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace was awarded with a ‘controversial’ PhD by the University of Zimbabwe has capped her.

News of the Grace’s graduation has come as a surprise to Zimbaweans, since she was only reported to have registered for the degree in July.

Grace Mugabe’s doctorate from the flagship University of Zimbabwe is in sociology.

She’s understood to have studied the case of children’s homes in Zimbabwe a subject that comes as no surprise, since the First Lady runs an orphanage in Mazowe, north of Harare.

Her start date was never confirmed by the presidency and since her first degree in Chinese language from the People’s University of China was reportedly conferred in 2011, it is technically possible that she began her doctoral studies then.

But that’s not what the majority of Zimbabweans believe and there’s been a degree of outrage on social media.

Source: Byo24News