The Zimbabwe Anti Corruption Commission has reportedly intercepted a South African bound truck belonging to the ethanol producer Green Fuels after it was flagged as possible contraband, Sunday News reports.
The truck that was carrying 30 000 litres of sanitizer liquid was intercepted after it had been cleared by Zimra and according to the publication it is being investigated if it is indeed carrying sanitizer liquid and not ethanol.
The commission reportedly intercepted the truck following a tip-off by a whistleblower. The investigation was confirmed by the ZACC Chairlady and The Special Anti-Corruption Unit in the Office of the President and Cabinet (Sacu) chair Mr Tabani Mpofu who said:
I can confirm that a consignment was indeed intercepted at Beitbridge Boarder Post and has been taken for further investigations as we referred the matter to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission
Green Fuels, when contacted for comment, denied any wrongdoing and said:
Our truck was impounded on wrong suspicions because we were doing everything properly. We have the approvals from Zimra to export to Sadc countries. There is nothing amiss
According to sources close to the development, there was a disparity in the alcohol percentages of the intercepted shipment.
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