harare-magistrates-court.jpgThe Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) administrator, Victor Nyathi, who is facing charges of theft of close to US$1,7 million in toll gate fees has been denied bail by Harare Magistrate, Mr Morgan Nemadire.

In his ruling, Mr Nemadire said there is risk that the accused may run away since he is facing fairly serious charges which entail a fairly severe punishment if convicted.

It is the state case that from the period extending from July to August this year, Victor Nyathi unlawfully and intentionally took thousands of toll gate tickets and converted the money to his own use.

The scam was discovered at Eskbank toll gate along Mazoe road where 22 unregistered toll gate books were discovered.

The books were allegedly distributed to Shamva toll gate, Inkomo, Norton, skyline, lions den and Eskbank toll gate, suggesting that more people could be arrested in the scam.