'Zimra must probe Zanu PF bigwigs'

HARARE - Former Hurungwe West legislator Temba Mliswa has dared Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner general Gershem Pasi to collect taxes from elite politicians like Environment minister Savior Kasukuwere whom he alleges is building a monstrous house with many rooms.

Mliswa said while the revenue authority is making strides at enforcing tax compliance, much revenue is still going unaccounted for through unethical dealings conducted by powerful politicians in the country.

“I would like to throw simple questions, Kasukuwere the house you are building in Glen Lorne, three floors with an elevator and over 50 bedrooms.  He owes me $13 000 from service station rentals.  How then did he get the money?” queried Mliswa during a recent news conference in Harare.

He added: “Zimra, I mean Gershem Pasi is busy going for small boys, why can’t he go for these big boys. That’s my challenge for Gershem Pasi. Go for these big boys. Let’s see where the money is coming from. The moment that you say I’m now this rich, we start asking have you been paying tax.  If you are a true leader you must pay your tax”.

“The other guys who are purporting to be rich do so while Zimra is sitting on millions of what they owe but because they have political connections and so forth, it’s just being put on hold,” said Mliswa.

This comes at a time  when government is struggling to meet its wage bill and service delivery continues to crumble at a time when Zanu PF ministers and business tycoons who are well-connected continue to immorally amass wealth.

The youthful politician has been arrested and acquitted several times.

Many believe he is a victim of political reprisals for naming powerful people engaging in corrupt activities.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe being an agro-based economy, Mliswa said it is critical that government does a thorough land audit to ensure that there is fair distribution of wealth among all citizens.

“Zanu PF thinks we don’t know about a system called warehousing being used by the big guys to own many farms. You own it but your name doesn’t exist on papers. The land probe is serious”.

“If I say for example minister (Local government minister Ignatius) Chombo has 10 farms, the Grange in Rafingora that is in his name and has over 2 000 hectares. Then X farm and I believe the system must be able to check that”. 

“You will find there is another owned by a nephew who doesn’t have even “O” Level but there are new tractors on the farm but doesn’t have a bank account but you then have to look at the farming activities then compare the individual’s name and capacity”.

Civil society and the opposition have made repeated calls for a land-audit while government dragged its feet until last year when $10 million was allocated for the programme.

Comments (16)

Thank you Temba,sure thats how rotten our country has gone under the leadership of Cde Mugabe and his fellows.One wonders whether they honestly think well or they are now all a horde of incapacitated mentalities.How come they are stealing in broad daylight the likes of Chombo,Mpofu,Kasukuwere,Chiyangwas just to mention a few

carson macate - 6 April 2015

the truth is , Temba you are too bright and focused to be a Zanu pf. MAYBE the MDC-T is better but i suggest something much more results oriented. the guy is good mhanii

ugatsi rusere - 6 April 2015

Why were you quiet up to now CDA Temba Sir?? remember a few months ago you were a Provicial Chairperson of ZANU PF and honestly you were not aware of all the corruption in ZANU PF, Government and Parastals?? Remember you also benefited from this corrupt mafia organisation called ZANU PF. Taste of your own mix. What are you smoking now that you are a partyless person??? Viva ZANU PF for dealing with guys like Temba nasekuru wake...hypocrites.

Garikayi - 6 April 2015

In death nothing will fit in a coffin except one's dead body. Whether Kasukuwere amasses 100 of those houses, he will die and live everything.

Ziziharinanyanga - 6 April 2015

Zanu yapera, it is finished. What is left is just the kicks of a dying horse. Who will lead this party after Mugabe? We all know that this man is on the verge of death, its just a matter of months, hopefully weeks, prayerfully days, and with fasting and prayer, its matter of hours and minutes.

Concerned Citizen - 6 April 2015

This is the epitome of things that cause our country to be decaying.Kwete masanctions!

Manu - 6 April 2015

This is the epitome of things that cause our country to be decaying.Kwete masanctions!

Manu - 6 April 2015

This is the epitome of things that cause our country to be decaying.Kwete masanctions!

Manu - 6 April 2015

This is the epitome of things that cause our country to be decaying.Kwete masanctions!

Manu - 6 April 2015

This is the epitome of things that cause our country to be decaying.Kwete masanctions!

Manu - 6 April 2015

guys applaud themba he has been blowing the whistle bfore he was even ousted from zanu.remember how he declined the rangers from croco and proposed that cars should come from willowvale as a way to boost employment

happy - 6 April 2015

Temba Mliswa is tainted in the worst of ways. What has an O level got to do with business savvy? Just the way he talks and behaves tells what kind of a person he is. About him spilling the beans before he was sacked that was because the was a CIVIL WAR within Zanu pf and his faction lost period. He is a thief and a crook of the highest order. The opposition must stay clear of him. What would Zimara find if they investigated him. Fraud, Bullying are the order of the day with this individual. A hyena is a hyena and you can never turn it into a cow.

Doctor Do little - 7 April 2015

Yes, you are right! However, the probe should include you young man! Our memories are not as limited as you may think!

Pullman - 7 April 2015

Hazwisati zwakwana Temba. Tell us more. Ask your uncle Didymus to drop a bombshell he knows all the secrets. He has the key to the Zanu-PF cupboard full of skeletons.

Sekuru Chihori Ngi-i - 7 April 2015

Temba, did someone hit you over the head with a dumbbell? Or did a barbell fall onto you? What's the big change. But go for it: tell Zimbabwe everything. You all owe it to us. I hope and pray you have truly repented. It isn't pleasant on the outside of the feeding trough is it? But you are right. Gershom Pasi is a disgrace. He hits on the struggling small fish and leaves the big ones alone. we want to see a list of what these guys owe Zimra, City of Harare and Zesa~ Now! Do I have the wrong Pasi or is he a shareholder of the defunct Tetrad who fleeced many of their hard earned money??????

Only The Truth - 7 April 2015

Tembwa muliswa is a useless person. he is the one who looted things in all farms around kAROI and Tengwe area.He is a great thief ,i remember boys rake riuraya vanhu rainzi top 6 . tsumo yangu ndeyekuti zvanakira Tsoko kunyenga Gudo ,kana konyengwa koti yowee kwangu kudiki.

Chamunorwa - 7 April 2015

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