Zimra bosses cleared

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From Page 1 that our clients were in­volved in the smug­gling of goods at bor­der posts. Suf­fice to state that this al­le­ga­tion is not only wrong but defam­a­tory to our clients’ good rep­u­ta­tion and stand­ing as mem­bers of Zimra man­age­ment,” wrote the Zimra man­agers le­gal coun­sel last week.

“None of them was ever in­volved in a smug­gling racket/ scam. In June 2014, al­le­ga­tions of fa­cil­i­tat­ing smug­gling were lev­elled against them while they were based at Beit­bridge Bor­der Post, save for Mr Ncube who was based in Bu­l­awayo. Zimra in­voked em­ploy­ment code of con­duct which re­sulted in the men­tioned man­agers and su­per­vi­sors writ­ing de­tailed re­ports in re­sponse to the said al­le­ga­tions. The de­tailed re­ports were sub­mit­ted to the man­agers’ su­pe­ri­ors who in con­sul­ta­tion with the Zimra le­gal divi­sion de­ter­mined that the al­le­ga­tions were base­less and our clients were found to have con­ducted them­selves in a man­ner that was in con­form­ity with the re­quire­ments of Zimra. The au­thor­ity then wrote let­ters to our clients con­firm­ing that in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the al­le­ga­tions against them had been com­pleted. They were also in­formed in the said let­ters that their re­sponses had been found sat­is­fac­tory and they had con­se­quently been cleared of any wrong do­ing,” read part of the let­ter.

Mr Pasi, who is also fac­ing sep­a­rate charges of crim­i­nal abuse of of­fice be­fore the courts, had ac­cused the man­agers in a June 20 2014 let­ter ad­dressed to Zimra’s Com­mis­sioner (Cus­toms and Ex­cise) Mr Hap­pius Kuzv­inzwa.

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