Politically troubled Shamu enrols for a masters degree at MSU

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FORMER information minister and Zanu PF MP for Chegutu East Webster Shamu has gone back to school as his political career dwindles.

Former political commissar Webster Shamu cut a lone and miserable figure at the front chairs after he was stripped of his role as master of ceremonies.

Former political commissar Webster Shamu cut a lone and miserable figure at the front chairs after he was stripped of his role as master of ceremonies.

Shamu, the former powerful political commissar and cabinet minister for years, has enrolled at Midlands State University for a masters degree in marketing, probably to improve his curriculum vitae.

On Saturday, Shamu was at MSU for orientation with other post-graduate students and this means he may miss a number of parliamentary sessions this week.

“Am I not allowed to live a private life. … Please leave me alone,” he told New Zimbabwe.com when reached for a comment.

Shamu was kicked out of cabinet last December for allegedly being part of the Joice Mujuru cabal which faced allegations of plotting President Robert Mugabe’s ouster.

Currently, he is just an ordinary MP and serving a three year suspension from the party for being part of the Mujuru clique.

His move comes as the speaker of the national assembly, Jacob Mudenda has appealed to legislators to improve their education so that they could competitively debate policy issues and be able to discharge their duties competently.

The trained radio presenter is also a businessman with interests in the fuel sector, travel and tourism and retail among other sectors.

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