Zimra bosses cleared
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.