ZIMRA appoints new chairman

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Dairibord Holdings chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza

DAIRIBORD Holdings chief executive officer Anthony Mandiwanza has been
appointed chairman of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) board, on
an initial three year contract, the government announced yesterday.

Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube also announced Bongani Khumalo, Johnsai Tandi Dewah and Paradza Paradza as additional appointments to the Zimra board.

He said the appointments were made after consultation with President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The appointments were also in accordance with provisions of the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Act.

“The appointments are for an initial period of three years and are with effect from 30 March 2022,” he said.

The authority had operated for sometime without a substantive chairman after the previous incumbent, Callisto Jokonya, was arrested and taken to court over alleged improprieties in 2019.

Jokonya was accused of abuse of duty as a public officer after he allegedly renewed an employee’s contract without following due processes.

Mandiwanza’s appointment comes as Zimra is in the second year of implementing its 2021 2025 strategic plan, which seeks to maximise tax collection and compliance, while also improving the country’s ease of doing business, among other deliverables.

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