Zimra loses $55 650 in excise tax as thieves empty 4 diesel tankers and fill them with water6 years ago
Four diesel tankers which were carrying over 140 000 litres were illegally offloaded in Chitungwiza and refilled with an equal amount of water prejudicing Zimra of $55 650 in excise duty. The tankers are believed to have been on their way to the Democratic Republic of Congo before they were intercepted by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.
The tankers were intercepted at Chirundu Border Post after Zimra picked up a suspicious detour using its electronic cargo tracking system. Speaking to The Herald, Zimra’s board secretary and director for legal and corporate services confirmed the incident and said that the trucks were seized and will be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02].