JUST IN: Court declares Pasi free man

Source: JUST IN: Court declares Pasi free man | Herald (Africa)

Gershem Takavada Pasi

Nyore Madzianike Senior Court Reporter

FORMER Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Commissioner-General Gershem Pasi today walked out of the courtroom a free man after a Harare magistrate granted his application for refusal for further remand.

Pasi, who was facing criminal abuse of office charges, was freed after Magistrate Mrs Esthere Chivasa noted that he has been religiously attending court for the past 22 months with the State failing to give him a trial date.

Magistrate Chivasa also noted that the State was failing to complete investigations saying there was a team which was set to travel to China as part of investigations, it has not done so since his arrest.

Pasi will only return to court by way of summons after State completes investigations.

His charges arose after he allegedly engaged a third party in the acquisition of an Information Management System (IMS), prejudicing Zimra of close to $12 million.

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    Nyoni 7 months ago

    Pasi ne Pasi. Another scam by ZanuPF thugs.

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    Sten Fannberg 3 months ago

    I must say that I am more than astonished when I read that Mr Pasi has been facing criminal abuse of office charges. For several years I was cooperating with Mr Pasi when it comes to improve Zimbabwe Revenue Authority and I have never met a more dedicated and trustful person when it comes to the best for Zimbabwe.
    I do not know what was behind this, but it is easy to understand why he could walk out of the courtroom as a free man. At least it means that justice and law runs its course.