A 29-year-old Zimra official who was stationed in Plumtree defrauded the taxman RTGS$1.5 Million and US$433K New Zimbabwe reports. The matter came to light as the gentleman was denied bail by a Bulawayo Magistrate.
Norest Ushe is facing 50 counts of fraud and it is the state’s case that:
As from May 2019 to 24 September 2019, Ushe clandestinely captured into Zimra system information of 50 motor vehicles smuggled into the country thereby generating an equipment number which when punched would display the motor vehicles particulars and enable printing of customers clearance certificates on the serialised forms at any Zimra station or printing of protected format document on bond paper,
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According to the prosecutor, Ushe also forged customs clearance certificates endorsed with used serial numbers and made it look like all the cars he cleared were properly cleared. In opposing bail the prosecutor said Ushe would likely abscond if granted bail since he is not married.
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