Staffer suspended over Mugabe graduation cap storm

A senior University of Zimbabwe official has been suspended for allegedly providing President Robert Mugabe with a small cap of knowledge during the recent graduation ceremony, writes Valentine Maponga for NewsDay.

Deputy Registrar (Academic) Ngaatendwe Takawira has since filed an urgent chamber application at the high court seeking the stay of a disciplinary hearing against her, which started on 26 October, and was set to continue if the application was not granted in her favour.

She was suspended facing charges of violating sections of the Labour Act in that she “failed to provide an appropriate cap for the Chancellor’s graduation academic attire”, which resulted in the delay of the 2015 graduation ceremony by 45 minutes. Takawira, however, argued that she was not the one who had procured Mugabe’s headgear and that the cap Mugabe wore for this year’s graduation ceremony fitted snugly.
Full report on the NewsDay site