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chronicle.co.zw 02 Aug, 2022 01:00 am

Civil servants abusing vehicle rebate

Civil servants abusing vehicle rebate
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Secretary, Service Commissions Ambassador Jonathan Wutawunashe Daniel Nemukuyu, Harare Bureau SOME of the civil servants recently allowed to import vehicles duty-free are now abusing the privilege, importing vehicles for other people and charging a “fee” of between US$700 and US$1 500 depending on the type of vehicles.The vehicles remain registered in the names of the civil servants involved while being driven by others.So far at least 6 800 civil servants countrywide have managed to import vehicles duty-free while other applications are still pending.However, many car dealers in Harare are now importing vehicles in the name of civil servants duty-free and the civil servants, in turn, get a payment for allowing their name to be used to evade customs duty.

In some cases, the civil servants import the vehicles for individuals who then pay a “token of appreciation”.“The Government sacrificed its revenue and allowed civil servants an opportunity to own vehicles.

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