NYASHADZASHE MAJONI – SENIOR WRITER
The proposed Midlands State University (MSU) School of Law Kwekwe campus will be named after Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, midlandsnews has established.
Well-placed sources privy to the goings-on told this publication that the new MSU School of Law campus- located some 12 kilometres west of Kwekwe central business district along the old Gokwe Road- will be named after Mnangagwa, making it the first such tertiary institution to be named after the Zimbabwean strongman.
Other institutions of learning which have been named after President Mnangagwa include Dambudzo Primary School in Kwekwe and Dambudzo Secondary School located in the ruling Zanu PF leader’s home area of Mapanzure, between Zvishavane and Shurugwi towns in the Midlands province.
Mafidhi Mnangagwa Primary School in Redcliff was also named after President Mnangagwa’s father. The three schools were named in honour of the Zimbabwe leader before he became the country’s number one man in November 2017 following the dramatic resignation of longtime ruler, Robert Mugabe.
“You may seek confirmation from the Ministry but as far as we are concerned, the new campus will be named after ED (Mnangagwa). Besides, the president’s official residence is in Sherwood (Kwekwe) and it is naturally expected that the Kwekwe campus should be named after him,” said a source who declined to be named.
Persistent efforts to get a comment from Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development minister Professor Amon Murwira proved fruitless during the time of writing as he was not picking up calls.
Meanwhile, President Mnangagwa is Saturday expected to attend a fundraising golf tournament to be held at Kwekwe Golf Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the construction of the MSU School of Law campus to be built in the Midlands mining town.