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First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa Earns Honorary Doctorate


FIRST LADY Auxillia Mnangagwa Thursday received another feather in her cap with the conferment of a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Honoris Causa) degree by GD Goenka University of India.




The First Lady, Dr Mnangagwa was honoured as founder and patron of Angel of Hope Foundation and in recognition of her sterling and exemplary contribution to the field of women and girl child upliftment,




“It was a marvel to watch Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa walking gracefully with other doctors in the procession while resplendent in her colourful academic regalia. She was played the song “Makorokoto” by Mechanic Manyeruke which lit the auditorium as people danced, ululated and whistled. She also had the opportunity to interact with Zimbabwean students studying at the institution of higher learning. Graduate Online University Ope Atlantic Int’l University,” The Herald Reports



The First Lady launched the National Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination, an anti-cancer programme expected to benefit over 800 000 girls aged between 10 and 14. She has also been providing accessible and free cervical, breast and prostate cancer screening through her mobile clinic screening programme.




“She has received accolades from the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Zimbabwe and other stakeholders for her keen interest in embracing issues bedevilling adolescents by way of interactive sessions on a countrywide schools programme discussing issues around child abuse, early marriages, teen pregnancies, drug abuse and school dropouts.”


Robert Tapfumaneyi