Mugabe Stripped Of MSU Degree

Michigan State revokes Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe meets with African Union Observer Mission members (unseen) at Zimbabwe House in Harare, Thursday, April, 3, 2008. (AP Photo)

Michigan State University has stripped Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe of an honorary law degree it gave him in 1990, citing a pattern of human rights abuses.
Mugabe led the struggle to overcome white minority rule over what then was called Rhodesia. But he now faces wide domestic and international opposition over Zimbabwe's economic collapse and political repression.
The Lansing State Journal reports Michigan State trustees voted unanimously Friday to revoke the degree, accusing Mugabe of violence, aggression and intimidation.
Zimbabwe Embassy spokesman Wilbert Gwashavanhu (gwah-shu-VAH'-new) in Washington says Mugabe is a national hero and unifier who deserves praise for his leadership. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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