HARARE – Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) is set to auction confiscated goods and those seized for flouting various customs regulations next week.
This comes after the Authority’s Commissioner-General Faith Mazani ordered a rummage sale to be held for the Bulawayo Ports at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair Grounds’ Rabbit Hall.
Vehicles including a Marcoplos Bus, A 1999 Scania Malconess, luxury cars, goods and beverages such as energy drinks, iron brew drinks, dishes, comforters, handbags, bicycle tubes and several others will go under the hammer.
“Duly instructed by the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra), National Auctioneers (Pvt) Ltd will be conducting a Customs Rummage Sale for Bulawayo ports at ZITF grounds — Rabbit Hall on Thursday August 9, 2018 starting at 100hours,” a Zimra advert in the media reads.
The auction will be conducted by National Auctioneers.
Recently Zimra ordered several auctions to be held between this year and 2020 for uncleared goods currently stationed at Zimra’s container depots at entry points around the country.
Under the programme National Auctioneers will also be responsible for Beitbridge and Matabeleland Province ports while ML Trading and Empire Auctions will be responsible for Mashonaland, Manicaland, Masvingo and Midlands provinces.
Mazani made the announcement in last month’s Government Gazette adding the auctions will be conducted publicly in terms of the Customs and Excise Act to dispose of goods not cleared within three months of being held by Zimra.
In the past the auctions have come under fire for looting and racketeering by some officials and buyers.
There have been reports that syndicates that include dealers and Zimra staff work hand in glove at various warehouses to loot properties during auctions.