The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has seized CAPS United’s new bus, demanding an additional customs duty.
The revenue department says the duty which was paid was understated and has asked the Green Machine to surrender the luxury coach until they clear all the dues.
Nyasha Mushekwi who bought the bus for his former team seems to be regretting it and was frustrated with Zimra during an interview with the Herald.
He said: ‘‘I just heard they (Zimra) are taking the bus, it’s quite disappointing, I don’t understand the situation because they were the ones who told me to pay the duty which I paid for the bus to be cleared to come home.
“Now, I’m hearing they are saying the duty I paid wasn’t enough for a bus like the one I brought in and, maybe, they want me to pay more, I don’t really know.
‘‘What I can say is that the news is very disappointing, especially after you have done everything to try and help sport in your country, and – for me – it’s like saying in Zimbabwe one can’t do something good and it gets celebrated because this is our country and we are the ones who can make a difference.
‘‘It makes you think twice, when such things happen, and you end up asking yourself if this was worth it, at all, or I could have taken whatever money I invested into the project and use it for my personal needs where I would not have to go through all these problems.’’
Mushekwi flew into the country last month and helped to clear the bus which was unveiled at a ceremony held at the National Sports Stadium.
The 45-seater coach cost US$120 000 and adding all the expenses incurred during its delivery, the amount surpassed US$200 000.
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