An electrical fault briefly interrupted proceedings during a graduation ceremony at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo on Friday.
According to sources, this time it was not a power supply issue as the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) had made all contigencies but it was a NUST breaker that exploded and their generator failed.
The incident happened as President Emmerson Mnangagwa was capping 3 087 graduands drawn from various disciplines.
The electrical fault affected parents and guardians who were following the proceedings on television screens mounted outside the ceremonial hall.
“My son told me that the programme is ongoing inside. Unfortunately, I can't see my son being capped,” said a concerned parent.
NUST vice-chancellor Mqhele Dlodlo said the graduation marked a celebration of development for industrial and social transformation
He added: “We are excited to announce that NUST campus radio is now on air, as I speak the 2022 graduation ceremony is live on the NUST 101.1. The radio station presents various programmes.”
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