The taxman is set to auction property belonging to Gwanda Town Council, ZimMorning Post reports. The matter came to light in a letter from one Mbonisi Gumbo to ZIMRA in a bid to stop Zimra to stop the scheduled auction.
The letter dated 4 March seen by the publication reads in part:
The planned auctioning of Gwanda municipality property by Zimra on Friday should be stopped immediately. The situation in Matabeleland is different because as we speak, Zimra collects over ZWL$2 million daily, according to government but nothing is coming back to develop Matabeleland South province, let alone Beitbridge.
Gwanda, which is supposed to be the provincial capital city of Matabeleland South province, has no infrastructure to talk about. It relies heavily on Bulawayo which has donated several traffic lights to it. It doesn’t have adequate ambulances or fire brigade vehicles, let alone enough service delivery vehicles, including refuse collection vehicles
It would, therefore, be madness to allow Zimra to auction off the little that Gwanda municipality has
ZIMRA refused to commend on the issue and said they don’t answer to anyone.