Former Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner-general Gershem Pasi who resigned from the revenue authority has refuted claims that he asked for immunity before resigning. Pasi insisted that he is innocent and that he does not need any form of immunity.
In an interview with the Zimbabwe Independent, Pasi said:
I am grateful that God and the government gave me the opportunity to create the revenue authority which became the envy of the whole world. Now it is time for me to go. According to my letter, I am saying I don’t see any future and any wisdom in me wanting to hold on. I need to correct the notion that I begged for a package and immunity. I did no such thing. If lawyers were discussing options here and there, that is what lawyers do. There is no reason for me to ask for immunity. If I had stolen all that money as reported in the press, do you think I would have remained in the country? This is my country and I served it well.