Killer Zivhu: ZIMRA seized the car I got from Parliament. This happens barely days after it emerged that Zivhu who was expelled from ZANU PF in 2020 together with Norton independent MP, Temba Mliswa, and self-exiled former minister, Saviour Kasukuwere met in South Africa.
Former ZANU PF legislator for Chivi South, Killer Zivhu has said the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) this week recovered the vehicle he got from Parliament. Zivhu confirmed the development and accused the ruling ZANU PF of victimising him because he was critical of the party. He wrote on Twitter:
Zimbabwean government way of dealing with criticism yakaoma, chokwadi out of more than 30 fired MPs, ndini ndoga ndatorerwa motor ne ZIMRA yandakapiwa neParliament, kkkkk zvakaoma zveboyz idzi, but I will continue driving hangu handzizofambi netsoka.[ZIMRA has confiscated the vehicle I was given by Parliament because I am critical of the government. Out of more than 30 MPs who were fired, I am the only one whose car have been confiscated by ZIMRA. I, however, won’t be travelling on foot.]
The vehicles are given to Members of Parliament through a Vehicle Loan Facility Agreement with the Parliament of Zimbabwe. Last year, Parliament approached the High Court seeking to recover a motor vehicle granted to MDC Alliance MP Chalton Hwende during his time in office.
Alternatively, Parliament wanted an order compelling Hwende to repay the US$55 000 loan that was advanced to him under the government vehicle loan facility agreement.
Hwende who was recalled from Parliament on May 5, 2020, had reportedly been refusing to stand by the conditions of the agreement and was refusing to return the motor vehicle.
Parliament initially approached the court in March 2021 with similar summons against 20 recalled MDC Alliance MPs demanding that they return the motor vehicles granted to them or alternatively pay back the US$50 000 loans.
Source – Pindula News
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