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A copy of the 226-page doctoral thesis, titled "The Changing Social Structure and Functions of the Family" was only published last month following public calls for Grace to be stripped of her PhD.
The former union chief had appointed Nelson Chamisa, 40, as acting president "until the president’s return.”
Mnangagwa, who took office in November after a shock military takeover led to Mugabe's ousting, promised to hold a fair vote.
Bennett until the end remained a vocal critic of Mugabe, who had led Zimbabwe since its independence in 1980 and oversaw a country whose glow of optimism faded under allegations of mismanagement.
Emmerson Mnangagwa has adopted a more diplomatic tone since taking over as leader in November, after the ousting of the authoritarian Robert Mugabe, his former boss.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office in November after a shock military takeover ended Mugabe's 37-year reign.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has briefed Angolan President Joao Lourenco on the recent political developments in Zimbabwe and assured him of the former president's safety.
Jonathan Moyo also said that the new government under Mnangagwa was an "illegal regime" that had struggled to assert its legitimacy.
Zimbabwean anti-corruption investigators said that they are probing whether former first lady Grace Mugabe fraudulently obtained a doctorate.
Former foreign affairs minister, Walter Mzembi, and energy minister, Samuel Undenge, who were in former President Robert Mugabe's government, were freed on bail by the court.
Zimbabwe's ousted president Robert Mugabe will get a residence, a car fleet and private air travel as part of a new government-funded retirement package for former leaders.
Chiwenga retired from the military last week, slightly over a month after the military temporarily took control of the country on November 15, culminating in Mugabe's resignation six days later.
Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday named the former army chief who led a coup that ended Robert Mugabe's 37-year rule, as one of his two deputies in the ruling party.
Mnangagwa took office last month after Mugabe was forced to quit when the military took power and ZANU-PF lawmakers launched impeachment proceedings against their veteran leader.
Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe, 93, who was ousted from power last month, has flown to Singapore for a medical check-up, his ex-spokesman said Thursday.