Zimra garnishes Zanu PF activist Lumumba bank account

Acie Lumumba

TROUBLE continues to haunt Zanu PF activist Acie Lumumba after his company’s business account was garnished by the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) over non- payment of taxes since 2010.



In a letter dated April 15, Zimra wrote to Lumumba asking him to provide details of his tax payments from 2010 and declare all outstanding taxes which he had not paid for the past five years.

Part of the letter read: “Note that you are also given the opportunity to voluntarily disclose any outstanding taxes that you have become aware of and pay accordingly.”

Lumumba told NewsDay over the weekend that before he could respond to the letter, Zimra went ahead and garnished his business account.

“They only delivered a backdated letter, so they garnished my bank accounts by default one day before we pay salaries. What type of a corrupt system holds a country hostage?” he queried.

Lumumba owns Meat Box, which reportedly employs more than 200 workers, whom he said could not get their April salaries following the garnishee order.

Lumumba, who recently claimed his Hatfield house was broken into, blames his woes on Indeginisation minister Patrick Zhuwao, who fired him hardly a week after appointing him chairman of the Zimbabwe Youth Empowerment committee over misappropriation of funds recently.

He has accused Zhuwao of using powerful friends to try and silence him after he threatened to expose the minister’s alleged financial shenanigans at the ministry.

But Zhuwao denied allegations of corruption which were levelled against him by Lumumba.


  1. Ask for forgiveness from Zhuwao & u live…refuse & u loose everything-A big task tho…wish u luck.

    • Eish who is Zhuwawo, Everyone in Zimbabwe has the right to do his or her own business without political factors involved. If he is corrupt, Zhuwawo he is corrupt

  2. Our worst enemy is politics of patronage, why wait from 2010 until the breakdown in friendship to recover taxes? Could it be mere coincidence or this is what brings our country down day and night? When are we going to be real patriots and defend our country rather than individuals?

  3. wati..wadii, Zanu..inokunyudza. But better unyure..because matambudza..vana..veZimbabwe..iwe..neparty..yako.

  4. Saka ivo huwori hwake hwekusa bhadhara tax anohwuona kunge huwori hwurinane manje vanhu vepolitics vanotambudzi vana vezimbabwe mhani munhu wese angowana kaopportunity anobva angoita corruption…..nxa zanu pf should just go to hell

  5. Why wait for 5 yrs to garnish the account? This shows that there are many politicians who are not paying taxes. Their accounts can only be garnished if they either go against the ruling party or expose the truth. Thats why you see some politicians bootlicking. Its becoz of this.

  6. Why wait for 5 yrs to garnish the account? So, if you stop bootlicking or go against the system, you will be in sh!t?

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  8. This is what is is!!!! The biggest enemy to this country is not sanctions.Its corruption. Until we realize and change that……

  9. why wait 5 years???Zimbabwe is rotten to the core I tell you.imagine 5 years no paying tax, what about the top bosses maybe kubvira 1990’s .aaah this is too much enough is enough!!!!! iphumile esibayeni

  10. inga..Emerson wakataura..kare..kuti..kana..wabuda..muZanu..wafanana..neshizha..rabva..panamai..varo. He meant just that. Zanu..is vindictive and have a stone heart . But handikunzwire..tsitsi..nekuti..mashungurudza..vana..veZimbabwe . I m happy kuti..the..end is just around the corner. Bwanana..dziya..dziri kuenda..dzichisvinhura.. Come 2018..muchakosora

  11. its not zimra its zhuwayo.if u live by the gun u die by the gun&there is no permanent freindship in politics.money&power can bring both tires&joy,its so dirty&nasty like this.they are all crooks&no each others records.they pull the trigger wen its necessary.

  12. So let me get this right ZIMRA. You waited 11 years before doing something about the fact that he wasn’t paying taxes? Well done ZIMRA… well done

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  14. Zimra do your you can’t operate without remmiting taxes, even during Jesus era, the was Zimra in the make of Zakeo, give ceaser what belongs to ceaser, kwete kuda kunyebera politics, ngaabhadhare with interest kana zvichiita imari yenyika toda kuishandisa

  15. Zimra you are useless. Only people outside ZANU PF pay taxes or those who are being haunted? Chete all Govt Departments dzine maZANU chete saka kuibvisa system iyi will need a brave decision if another party comes into power. You have to fire a all purported senior civil servants as they serve their master.

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