THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) has lost substantial amount of property and other valuables after its offices in the Harare central business district caught fire.
Photos posted on social media showed that the Kurima House building which houses the Government tax agency had been evacuated and the employees were milling outside the building.
Both the ZIMRA and police were yet to comment on the fire. The Harare Fire department was also unavailable.
Eyewitness say the fire started on the seventh floor and swift reaction by the guards stopped the fire from spreading to the rest of the building.
The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but an employee told The Herald they were traumatised by the incident and afraid to go back into the building after the fire was put out.
“We do not know what exactly transpired. We are still shocked about where the fire came from. We are even afraid to go back and work in our offices because no one knows at the moment the exact cause of the fire”, one of the employees.
Both the cause of the fire and the extent of damage and loss to ZIMRA are yet to be clarified.