By Chenayi Mack-Maponga

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) through its Charity Trust on 17 July 2020 donated five (5) wheel chairs to St-Giles Rehabilitation Centre and various food groceries to institutions that take care of vulnerable groups in Harare and Chitungwiza and is set to donate more goods to other charities countrywide.


The donated goods worth thousands of dollars included blankets, cooking oil, mealie meal, rice, sugar, beans, soap, detergents and petroleum jelly among other goods.

Speaking at the handover of the items on behalf of the Commissioner General of Zimbabwe, ZIMRA Charity Trust Chairperson, Mr Julius Toringepi said that this year ZIMRA focused mainly on alleviating the food challenges faced by institutions.

“We decided to focus on your food needs by bringing grocery items to 18 Homes. We are grateful to handover these groceries and blankets to Jairos Jiri Southerton, Shungudzevana Children’s Trust and Bumhudzo Old People’s Home in Chitungwiza. Other Homes will be celebrated in a similar fashion through or regions around Zimbabwe, said Mr Toringepi.”

Other Homes set to benefit from this gesture from ZIMRA include Jairos Jiri in Rusape, Alpha Cottages and Mucheke Old People’s Home in Masvingo, Chiredzi Christian Children’s village, Rugare Old People’s Home and Mary Ward Children’s Home in Kwekwe, King George VI Children’s Rehabilitation Centre,  Entembeni Old People’s Home and Enthandweni Old People’s Home in Bulawayo, Midlands Children’s Home in Gweru, Zororai Old People’s Home and Daisy Dube Trust in Mutare, Mazowe Old People’s Home in Rushinga, Hurungwe Children’s Home in  Karoi and  Dete Old Age Home Association in Hwange.

Over the years, ZIMRA has received overwhelming support from the corporate world through the annual Charity Ball and other fundraising initiatives since 2004 to assist vulnerable institutions.