#Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Commissioner General, Mr Gershom Pasi suspended

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has suspended its Commissioner General, Mr Gershom Pasi and five executive managers.

The six have been sent on paid leave with immediate effect.

The five executive managers are Mrs Annah Mutombodzi, Mrs Sithokozile Mrewa, Mr Tjiyapo Velempini, Mr Clive Majengwa and Mr Charlton Chihuri.

In a statement to ZBC News, ZIMRA board chairperson, Mrs Willia Bonyongwe, said the authority has become aware that questions have been raised and criminal proceedings instituted pertaining to the importation of vehicles by some ZIMRA employees.

She said the ZIMRA board has also instituted measures to carry out a forensic audit.

Mrs Bonyongwe also said ZIMRA is the state’s agent in assessing, collecting and enforcing payment of revenues, hence all employees who are tasked to carry out this important function should themselves be beyond reproach.

The ZIMRA board has in the meantime appointed Mr Happias Kuzvinzwa currently Commissioner Domestic Taxes as the Acting Commissioner-General.

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