Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) announced Faith Mazani as the new Commissioner General, starting work on the 1st of February this year.
Mazani replaces Gershem Pasi who resigned amid allegations of corruption and mismanagement last year.
“The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Faith Mazani as the new ZIMRA Commissioner General with effect from 1st February 2018,” ZIMRA said.
ZIMRA is currently under Happious Kuzvinzwa who has been the acting Commissioner-General since Pasi’s resignation.
Mazani, who holds a Master’s Degree in Economics, Public Policy and Taxation from the Yokohama National University in Japan rejoins ZIMRA from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Technical Assistance Centre (RTAC) where she served as a Tax Administration Expert/Advisor since 2014.
Pasi’s replacement, who also has Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Zimbabwe, also served as a Commissioner in the Swaziland Revenue Authority (SRA)
“She left ZIMRA in 2007 and worked briefly for Deloitte and Touché before joining the South African Revenue Services (SARS) as a Senior Manager,” said ZIMRA.
“She brings a wealth of experience from working with international tax and regional organisations.”
ZIMRA got an actual gross revenue of US$3.978 billion last year while net collections were US$3.75 billion. The revenue collector targets to surpass the US$4.3 billion target this year.