By Chenayi Mack-Maponga


In its continued efforts to positively affect the society, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Charity Trust held its annual Charity Ball on December 5, 2019 at The Rainbow Towers Hotel.

The Ball which is a meant to fundraise towards Charity was held under the theme “ZIMRA: Empowering communities through positive partnerships.”

Introducing the guest of honour, Commissioner General of ZIMRA Ms Faith Mazani said that this year’s edition was unique and special owing to selfless giving exhibited by corporate partnerships and the work of called individuals such as the guest of honour at the function.

“As I introduce the guest of honour at this function, I would like to let you know that we have a special woman among us who has given her life to advance the interests of less advantaged people. It is because of you our valued partners that we have managed to support the work and ministry that she and many others do to take care of the less privileged.  I am indebted to all of you for lending a hand to the needy,” said Ms Mazani.”

Giving her keynote address, Administrator of Bhumudzo Old Peoples Home, Major Christia Nyaruberu of the Salvation Army Church said this year’s theme was well suited to ZIMRA’s everyday business.

“I know not many of us will readily agree that we are in partnership with the taxman but we are. Despite sometimes being in an uneasy marriage of convenience with the taxman the reality is every day we partner ZIMRA through our day-to-day transactions to ensure that ZIMRA provides funding for much needed national and social projects.

In fact ZIMRA already recognises the need for strong partnerships and has as part of its four strategic pillars Partnerships as a standalone strategic thrust. Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to thank you for continuing to support the welfare of the socially disadvantaged citizens especially when for most of you your core business is to make a profit. I am here representing Bhumudzo Old peoples Home and the Home and the work it does is living testimony of the importance of your support.

Bhumudzo is one the direct beneficiaries of this ZIMRA Charity Ball. In 2018, Commissioner General, Ms Faith Mazani, and her team officially handed over a Green House to Bhumudzo Old People’s home over and above similar support over the years.

The Annual Charity Ball has been a tradition at ZIMRA, it has been carried out religiously each year. Every year the Authority holds the Charity Ball and invites organisations to participate by purchasing a dinner table.

List of 2019 ZIMRA Charity Partners:

Platinum sponsor

Old Mutual

Diamond sponsorship


Gold Sponsorship


First Mutual




Standard Sponsorship

Freight World



Airforce of Zimbabwe



Kantor and Immerman

Econet Wireless




Delta Corporation



Mimosa Mine

ZB Bank

Waverly Blankets