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A total of 247 ZIMRA employees have been suspended/dismissed since 2016.

Year

Suspended/Dismissed

2021

47

2020

24

2019

34

2018

55

2017

35

2016

52

Total

247

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  1. Officers affected by Customs Clearance Certificates project
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Data capturing clerks had the highest impact on vehicles that are imported into the country without payment of duty.

Project Impact

  • Impounded cars

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

  • Zimbabwe: Blitz On Vehicles Above Board – Zimra

https://allafrica.com/stories/202203180472.html

  • Fuel smuggling storm: Ajara Trucking busted by ZIMRA

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

  • ZIMRA busts fuel smuggling racket using newly acquired fuel testing equipment

https://www.zimra.co.zw/news/2173:zimra-busts-fuel-smuggling-racket-using-newly-acquired-fuel-testing-equipment

  • Three tankers intercepted as Zimra busts fuel smuggling scam

https://www.herald.co.zw/three-tankers-intercepted-as-zimra-busts-fuel-smuggling-scam/

  • Zimra intercepts fuel tanks filled water in transit fraud scam

https://www.theanchor.co.zw/zimra-intercepts-fuel-tanks-filled-water-in-transit-fraud-scam/

Hot News

  • Zimra Launches Anti-Graft Campaign

https://www.herald.co.zw/zimra-launches-anti-graft-campaign/

  • Zimra tackles corruption

https://www.newsday.co.zw/2022/03/zimra-tackles-corruption/

  • Zimra Intensifies War Against Corruption

https://www.263chat.com/zimra-intensifies-war-against-corruption/

  • Beating Corruption Needs Attitude Change

https://www.herald.co.zw/editorial-comment-beating-corruption-needs-attitude-change/

  • Zimbabwe: ZACC nabs Zimra Official Over US$84k, $26m Fraud

https://allafrica.com/stories/202109090170.html

  • 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 official in court/

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

  • 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/

 

Zimbabwe’s corruption trend from 2012 to 2021 is shown in the table below.

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Zimbabwe had a score of 23 out of 100 in 2021. This is a drop from the score of 24 in 2020. The score is way below the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 33.

 

ZIMRA Monthly Corruption Trend 2019 - 2021

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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

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Q4 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

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ZIMRA has put in place systems and structures to reduce corruption to zero. This is a measure of the effort towards fighting corruption which should be at 100 % leaving the index at zero. The overall Corruption Index from the Q4 2021 assessment exercise was 0.15 implying that effort was at 85%. The trend line indicates a downward trend indicating that effort towards overall reduction of corruption has greatly improved with a positive impact. To improve on this, the ZIMRA integrity committee has recently launched the #I’m for zero campaign to promote zero tolerance to corruption

 

 

 

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