Morris Mpofu suspended from ZIMRA within 48 hours of his appointment

Former Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Mining Corporation chief executive officer Morris Mpofu has been suspended as Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) commissioner general within 48 hours of his appointment.

This comes after it emerged he had secured the top job despite having failed security vetting.

He was appointed acting Zimra commissioner general following the sudden resignation of Rameck Masaire.

The announcement of his appointment triggered a huge public outcry as watchers noted he was previously fired from ZCD over allegations of corruption.

Masaire who was set to retire at the end of the month, will continue as acting commissioner general.

“The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board wishes to inform stakeholders that the assumption of duty of Dr Morris Mpofu as acting commissioner general of the authority has been suspended. Accordingly Mr Rameck Masaire will continue to serve as acting commissioner general of the authority,” Zimra said in a statement.