Gershem T. Pasi is a former ZIMRA Commissioner General and Member of the Revenue Board. In April 2016 he was suspended from duty following corruption allegations involving vehicle imports. He resigned from his post in May 2017, after spending almost a year on suspension.

Gershem Pasi
Gershem Pasi
Gershem Pasi
Nationality Zimbabwe
Citizenship Zimbabwean
Occupation
  • Business Executive
Known for Being ZIMRA Commissioner General

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Career

Pasi joined the then Department of Taxes in November 1982 as a Tax Assessor and rose through the ranks to become ZIMRA’s inaugural Commissioner General in 2001. Pasi held the following positions between 1982 and 1991:

Soon after completing his postgraduate studies, Pasi was promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Taxes (by the end of 1995). In May 1996, he was appointed to act as Commissioner of Taxes, a position that was confirmed before the end of the same year. He played a role in the formation of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority.

Pasi serves on various boards and institutions which include the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe as a board member and the African Tax Administration Forum as the Chairperson of the Governance and Organisational Development Committee.

Suspension in 2016

In April 2016 he was suspended by the ZIMRA board duty following a vehicle's import scandal.[Zimbabwe Revenue Authority]] (ZIMRA) has suspended its Commissioner General, Gershom Pasi and five executive managers sending them on paid leave with immediate effect.[1]

It was reported that what triggered events leading to his suspension was police discovered that one of his cars was fraudulently registered after he was involved in an accident in Harare. Pasi was driving a 2015 Toyota Land Cruiser when he was involved in the accident in the Newlands area and police discovered that it was registered as a Toyota Raum, a budget car.[2]


Resignation from Zimra

After spending a year under suspension Pasi resigned from Zimra in May 2017. Zimra board chairperson Willia Bonyongwe said .

I can confirm that he has resigned. He was undergoing a disciplinary hearing, but he decided to terminate it. The board will meet next week to discuss his perks as we had charges against him[3]

Academic Qualifications

He is a Fellow of the Zimbabwe Institute of Management and the Institute of Certified Tax Accountants Zimbabwe, as well as a Member of the Institute of Directors Zimbabwe.

Awards

Pasi has won the following awards for outstanding leadership and involvement in community development programmes:

Personal Life

Pasi is married and has three children and two grandchildren. Pasi is a Life Member of the Zimbabwe Red Cross Society and a past chairman of the Deseret International whose main programmes include Eyes for Zimbabwe and spearheading HIV/AIDS training in schools. He is also a founder and former trustee of the Zimbabwe Aids Care Foundation and is the current Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Emerald Hill Children’s Home.


Some Articles About Gershem Pasi

Former Zimra Commissioner General Gershem Pasi Accused Of Million Fraud, Released on 000 Bail Thu Nov 8 2018

Former Zimra Commissioner-General Gershem Pasi Arrested Thu Nov 8 2018

Gershem Pasi Dragged To The High Court Over 9 000 Debt Tue Sep 25 2018

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References

  1. ZIMRA Commissioner General suspended , ZBC, Published:6 May 2016 , Retrieved: 10 April 2016
  2. Everson Mushava Why Pasi, Zimra bigwigs are in trouble, The Standard, Published:8 May 2016 , Retrieved:9 May 2016
  3. "Suspended Gershem Pasi quits Zimra". New Zimbabwe. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 24 May 2017.