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Chinamasa Appointed Acting Commissioner General

By Shingirai Vambe

The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) Board has with immediate effect appointed Ms Regina Chinamasa as the Acting Commissioner General of Zimra with Effect from February 1 2022.

Chinamasa is taking over from Mr Masaire who is retiring from the Authority effective January 31 2022.

The post was earlier given to former Zimbabwe Consolidate Diamond Company Chief Executive Officer, Morris Mpofu who was immediately removed to unclear circumstances.

In a statement shared by ZIMRA this afternoon January 31 2022, reads

“ZIMRA wishes to inform stakeholders and the public of the appointment of Ms Regina Chinamasa as the Acting Commissioner General of the Authority with effect from February 1 2022, while the Board is processing the recruitment of the substantive Commissioner General”

Chinamasa is a tax expert with over 28 years of diverse experience in the field of revenue mobilization and enforcement of compliance to fiscal laws.

Chinamasa was the Commissioner for Revenue Assurance before her new appointment, in which position she is credited for introducing various processes that are plugging revenue leakages through modern investigative and compliance systems.

She also has vast experience in domestic taxes and customs and excise fields.

ZIMRA spokesperson, Francis Chimanda said Chinamasa started her career as a Tax Assessor in 1994 in the then Department of Taxes and joined the
Investigation Division of ZIMRA at its inception in 2001.

“She moved to Customs and Excise in 2011 as Head of Compliance and Risk Management. She was part of
the team that introduced the authorised economic operators (AEOs) trade facilitation, post clearance audits
among other innovations.

From 2014, she moved to Domestic Taxes and served in various leadership roles from Head level to acting
as Commissioner Domestic Taxes between 2016 and 2018” said Chimanda.

She has led various strategic and transformative initiatives and processes which resulted in improved stakeholder engagements, improved compliance levels and reinforcement and strengthening of revenue collection processes of the Authority.