THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) says it is struggling to stem smuggling due to a rise in porous border points. ZIMRA compliance manager Robson Mukwena told a Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI) workshop on border control last week that the porous borders were conduits for smuggled goods, depriving Treasury of much needed revenue for capital projects. “We have six major entry points and 10 small ones, but we have identified more than 32 illegal crossing points where goods in demand are being smuggled through,” he said. The smuggled goods include groceries, blankets, hardware items, spices, knocked down furniture and motor vehicles, resulting in ZIMRA losing millions in tax revenue while local manufacturing companies face strong competition for the market. According…