Socialite and businessman Genius Kadungure (in track suit), popularly known as Ginimbi, arrives at the Harare magistrate courts in Harare today following his arrest for bribing customs officials!
BUSINESSMAN and socialite, Genius “Ginimbi” Kadungure was today remanded in custody to today for ruling after a lengthy bail application.
The complainant is Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) represented by Lovemore Chigwanda. It is alleged that in 2019, Ginimbi went to LSM Distributors Private Limited, trading as Bentley Johannesburg, situated in Melrose, Jo’burg and bought a Bentley for R3 281 784.
When he arrived at the Beitbridge Border Post Zimbabwean side, Ginimbi is alleged to have connived with his agent Alexander Gumbo and forged the vehicle’s value to read R1 9 000 000.
They then scanned the forged documents before uploading them on the ZIMRA Ascuda System for duty processing on December 22 last year.
ZIMRA Beitbridge then acted upon the misrepresentation to charge duty amounting to US$81 000 instead of US$139 665, leading to an actual prejudice of US$58 665 to ZIMRA for the unpaid duty.
Kadungure appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Chrispen Mberewere and was represented by Jonathan Samkange, who argued that Ginimbi’s arrest was in contempt of a High Court order that ordered Ginimbi to pay the outstanding tax and promised to challenge the jurisdiction of the court in trying the matter.
“I accompanied him to the Police Headquarters on February 4 after he had been called by the police and he will challenge the jurisdiction of this court in dealing with the matter, not in terms of territorial jurisdiction as we consented to have the matter tried in Harare not in Beitbridge.
“The issue had been ongoing for over a month which resulted in him taking it to the High Court where he obtained an order, the third paragraph of the order states that the respondent, being ZIMRA, shall not take any steps or initiate any procedure of the forfeiture of the vehicle i