A total of 200 ZIMRA employees have been suspended/dismissed since 2016.

 

Year

Suspended/Dismissed

2020

24

2019

34

2018

55

2017

35

2016

52

Total

200

 

 

 

Officers affected by Customs Clearance Certificates project

Data capturing clerks have the highest impact on vehicles that are imported into the country without payment of duty. They are now a corruption hot spot.

Project Impact

  • Impounded cars

       https://www.thezimbabwemail.com/car-renew/zacc-zimra-impound-over-100-vehicles/

  • Fuel smuggling storm: Ajara Trucking busted by ZIMRA

https://zimmorningpost.com/fuel-smuggling-storm-ajara-trucking-busted-by-zimra/     

Hot News

  • Four ZIMRA workers siphoned $50 million ZWL in a VAT scam

https://www.techzim.co.zw/2021/05/four-zimra-workers-siphoned-50-million-zwl-in-a-vat-scam/          

 

  • Zimra launches witch-hunt

https://bulawayo24.com/index-id-news-sc-local-byo-205056.html

 

  • Zimra official in court

https://www.herald.co.zw/zimra-official-in-court/

 

  • Zimra official under fire over unexplained wealth which includes cars and immovable property

https://www.herald.co.zw/zimra-official-under-fire-over-unexplained-wealth-which-includes-cars-and-immovable-property/

 

  • Three (3) Zimra officials in court for ‘smuggling’ fuel

https://www.chronicle.co.zw/3-zimra-officials-in-court-for-smuggling-fuel/            

 

Zimbabwe’s corruption trend from 2012 to 2020 is shown in the table below.

The graph above shows that Zimbabwe has been slowly improving in the scare since 2012 where it started at 20 and is currently at 24.

 

ZIMRA Monthly Corruption Trend 2019 - 2021

Smuggling has slightly increased in the current year 2021 compared to the same period since 2019. The cumulative smuggling trend shown in figure 14 below shows an upward trajectory.

Fraud Cases

The recent unearthing of massive fraud in the tax refunds section has resulted in a spike in fraud cases, compared to the same period in previous years. An over 400% increase from the same period in 2019. The Beit bridge operation by security agents including Zimra has resulted in an increase in the cases under investigation.

 

Q1 2021 ZIMRA Distribution of Corruption Performance Index

The radar indicates a graphical snapshot of the distribution of performance index per Performance Indicator

The quadrants have an interval of 0.2 starting from 0 and ending at 1 performance index.

The closer the rated index is to zero the greater the achievement is in fighting corruption.

Figure 1: Corruption Performance Index Radar

PI- Performance Indicator

ZIMRA has put in place systems and structures to reduce corruption to zero. The overall Corruption Index from the Q1 2021 assessment exercise was 0.17. The result means that corruption level in the Authority is at 0.17 (17%). This shows that the Authority exerted a 0.83 (83%) effort in the fight against corruption.

Updates inserted by:

Selleck Mapfeka

Loss Control Manager