The Zimbabwe Republic Police have arrested another Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) official, Teeklar Ndlovu in connection with the illegal importation of vehicles. Reports suggest that another official, Ms Semukele Maphosa is however still at large.
The 55-year old Ndlovu is said to have been on the run since Friday following the arrest of workmate, Norest Ushe who has since appeared in court for fraud charges of over US$430 000 and ZW$1,4 million.
The development was confirmed by national police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said:
I can confirm that we arrested Teeklar Ndlovu stationed at the Zimra Bulawayo office in connection with a suspected case of fraud through vehicle clearance at the border. Further investigations are underway.
We are still looking for Semukele Maphosa who is still on the run and are appealing to members of the public to assist with any information that may lead to her whereabouts.
Ndlovu is alleged to have prejudiced the country of over R523 000 after she cleared three vehicles, a 2018 Toyota Fortuner, a 2008 Toyota Fortuner and a 2007 Hummer station wagon, amongst other things for less than R100 000 for the vehicles instead of R623 000.
Ndlovu’s corruption came to light after alert auditors noticed that the three vehicles had been underdeclared and undercharged.
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