One more night in jail for Ginimbi as magistrate rolls over bail ruling

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BUSINESSMAN and socialite Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungure will languish in remand prison for another night after Chief Magistrate Chrispen Mberewere rolled over bail ruling to Friday citing that he was overwhelmed with other pending matters.

 Ginimbi was remanded in custody Wednesday following fraud allegations and his bail ruling was set to be handed down Thursday.

He was arrested on Tuesday on fraud allegations wherein he imported a luxurious Bentley Continental GT and undervalued thereby prejudicing the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) of thousands of dollars.

His accomplice is Alexander Gumbo, a clearing agent allegedly manipulated the Zimra Askuda system in connivance with Ginimbi.

Kadungure, through his lawyer Jonathan Samkange, denied the allegations.

The complainant is ZIMRA represented by Lovemore Chigwanda.

State papers show that Kadungure bought his Bentley for US$3,281,784 but he allegedly presented forged paperwork indicating a purchase price of US$1.9 million.

“In 2019 accused went to LSM distributors private limited trading as Bentley Joburg situated in Melrose, Johannesburg, and bought a Bentley for US$3,281,784. When he arrived at the Beitbridge Post on the Zimbabwe side, accused connived with his agent Alexander Gumbo and forged the vehicles value to read US$1.9 million,” alleged prosecutor, George Manokore.

Manokore said the duo allegedly scanned the forged documents before uploading them on the ZIMRA system for duty processing on December 22 last year.

It is alleged that ZIMRA Beitbridge then acted upon the misrepresentation to charge duty amounting to US$81,000 instead of US$139,665 leading to an actual prejudice of US$58,665 to ZIMRA for the unpaid duty.

Last month, Kadungure was ordered by the High Court to pay an extra US$58,655.09 duty on top of the US$81,469 already paid to ZIMRA before authorities decided to file criminal charges.

Ginimbi is no stranger to the courts, as he is  currently out on bail facing tax evasion charges.

It is alleged that he imported liquefied petroleum gas worth millions of dollars without paying customs duties.

Meanwhile, the flamboyant businessman lost his mother Juliana last week and she waslaid to rest on Saturday in Nyamande Village in Domboshava.

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  1. What a fabricated story a brand new Bentley continental gt coup cost about 200k not 3,2m as reported if a Bentley costs that much how much will a Bugatti Cost?

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