About Us

ZINCAT was formed by concerned citizens of Zimbabwe to harness our compassionate community spirit and resources to respond to the COVID threat. Our mission is simple, we want to play our part in the National Response to COVID 19, work alongside government, local was well as international partners and roll up our sleeves to make a difference to our people in this pandemic.

Goals

  1. To be a trusted source of information and hope during the pandemic

  2. To help alleviate the burden of diagnosis and treatment on the central government

  3. To assist with the protection and support of healthcare workers

  4. To work in partnership with organisations local and international

Mission

Smart compassion in action

Our trust was created to bring together the skills and resources of the private sector to participate in the national response to COVID 19.

Objectives of the Trust

The aims and objectives for which the Trust has been established are GENERALLY to help harness private sector efforts in the fight against COVID-19 virus in Zimbabwe, and in PARTICULAR:

To establish, create, develop

and institute a platform for promoting, assisting and enhancing private sector involvement in the national response in fighting the COVID-19 virus in Zimbabwe.

To try where feasible to work with

other local, national, and international bodies to find synergies, coordinate strategies and amplify resources in the fight against COVID19 in Zimbabwe.

To assist, promote, advise, facilitate

and where possible establish and/or manage COVID-19, non-profit, testing and treatment centres in Zimbabwe including the repurposing of buildings such as schools, under utilised hospitals and clinics, churches and other structures within Zimbabwe.

To assist in education, training and/or supervising

healthcare professionals and other volunteers dealing with and treating COVID-19 in Zimbabwe.

To work with others to promote

the health and safety of healthcare workers fighting COVID 19 which may include information, counselling, mental health and bereavement, education and/or services.

To work to raise funds

whether locally or internationally, for the national fight against COVID-19.

To amplify and compliment the national public health efforts

and donate medical supplies and equipment to the public sector, public-private partnerships, church organisations, international organisations, NGOs and private centres working for the public good.

To utilise the capital and income from the Trust fund

for the benefit of the targeted beneficiaries in such manner as the Trustees in their sole discretion may think fit and proper but always without profit or other benefit to themselves.

Generally, to do or undertake all or any such acts,

matters or things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the aforementioned objects.

Activities

Set up Treatment Centres
Support Screening, Treatment & Palliative Care Centres
Distribute Donations
Assist government in efforts
Community Engagement

Key Project Areas

Testing
  • Explore the need for testing site in high density suburbs
  • Conduct 1000 tests
  • Collect disaggregated data for improved preparedness and response within Zimbabwe
Treatment
  • Explore the options for a centre should the need arise

Aim:

  • To triage cases, and provide a safe space for mild and moderate symptoms
    Collect data and provide palliative care
Isolation Rooms
  • Provide a safe place for those at risk who cannot return home to self-isolate
  • Target population: Medical staff and support the set up of Quarantine centres for returning citizens
PPE for Front Line
  • Provide PPE where needed
  • Priority front line workers
Palliative Care – Island Hospice

Outsourced Palliative Care

  • Training for ZINCAT Health Care professionals and volunteers
  • Call centre for free counselling and psychosocial support for front line workers
Affiliates/Regional Centres

Provide support to regional centres where needed by sharing resources and learnings

• Victoria Falls
• Hwange
• Mutare
• Bulawayo

See some of the ZINCAT Projects

Board of Trustees

Jeremy Brooke

Jeremy Brooke

Jeremy Brooke is a business turnaround and start up specialist. Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of Cardinal Corporation a Zimbabwean property developer and is also the Non-Executive Chairman of Sabre Business World. He has 30 years of senior management experience in tourism, FMCG, food manufacture, distribution, and Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) industries.

Jeremy worked in 14 countries in Africa, has hands on experience with ExxonMobil through 6 years of Pan African QSR JV. He had direct Board level exposure to Innscor Africa Limited and Tiger Brands as he served for 7 years as CEO of the listed Innscor/Tiger Brands affiliate, National Foods Ltd. He also has exposure to varied business systems and structures through interaction with numerous global brands over 30 years.

Dr Nozipo Maraire

Dr Nozipo Maraire

Dr Nozipo Maraire is a full-time practicing neurosurgeon and has initiated neurosurgery programs in several institutions in Delaware, Ohio and Oregon. She has travelled, been educated and lived in many countries, including Jamaica, the United States, Canada and Wales. She was selected to attend Atlantic College, in Wales. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and then attended The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. She completed her neurosurgery training at Yale School of Medicine. She was awarded a Clinical Fellowship Award by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, which she used to work with Dr. Fred Epstein in paediatric neurosurgery in New York City. She is a public speaker who has been invited to lecture at colleges and universities across the country. Dr. Maraire has spoken to numerous book clubs and civic organisations and served on many literary panels, including being an invited guest of the Gotenberg Literary Festival. She has served on the board of directors of several organisations, including The Rotary Foundation, the Ross Ragland Theater and the South North Development Institute. She has worked with and for many development agencies including the World Health Organization, the Norwegian aid agency Norad, and the Synergos Institute. She worked with the Synergos Institute as a consultant and program coordinator and was instrumental in forming community investment funds southern Africa. In 2010, she was one of the winners of the British Airways Entrepreneur Face to Face Award for her entry of Ecosurgica, her vision for cutting-edge, affordable health care in Southern Africa. She is the founder of Cutting-Edge Neurosurgeon Inc., a web-based start-up.

Sharon Hook

Sharon Hook

Sharon Hook is a Trustee of the Miracle Missions Trust. She has been married to Ed for 42 years and is a mother of 5 sons. Since 2010 she headed the Waste Management side of Miracle Missions in partnership with the City of Harare and EMA. She held monthly networking meetings, assisted in an anti-littering illegal dumping campaign, under Clean & Green Zimbabwe. Sharon worked with over 10 000 volunteers collecting tons of waste, placed dustbins in communities and promoted adoption of city land with the support of businesses. She worked with orphan teen, school, embassy, business and community projects, (Waste No Waste – Trash is Treasure, Wet land Dry Water is life and Death by Plastic – Beat Plastic Pollution) encouraging separation of waste and recycling. Sharon has been a member of Clean Up the World for 9 years and is presently involved in the Nation Clean up under the President of Zimbabwe on the 1st Friday of every month.

Bongai Zamchiya

Bongai Zamchiya

Bongai Zamchiya is a serial entrepreneur and has been involved in business in Zimbabwe for over 20 years. He is the co-founder of Pariah State – a food and beverage company and is an executive director of the business.

Having read law at university, Bongai sits on the boards of listed and non-listed entities in Zimbabwe. He is the Chairman of Old Mutual Insurance Company – Old Mutual Zimbabwe’s short-term insurance company, Chairman of Montclair Hotel and Casino. He also sits on the board of TSL and is a member of the Group Audit and Group Risk & Compliance Committee of Old Mutual Zimbabwe Limited. In the not profit space, Bongai is the Chairman of Good Governance Africa, a trustee of the Conservation Angling and Sustainability Trust, and is a Zimbabwe selector for the Beit Scholarship in Zimbabwe.

Bongai is a keen rugby man and has been actively involved in the administration of the game in Zimbabwe for over 15 years, in various roles. He currently sits on the Judicial Panels of Rugby Africa and World Rugby. He is a World Rugby Education.

Jiten Shah

Jiten Shah is the Chief Executive Officer of Graniteside Chemicals (Pvt) Ltd. He has extensive professional experience and significant executive leadership and accomplishments in business and philanthropy, skilled with a natural affinity for cultivating business relationships. He applies qualities of integrity and credibility with a passion for progress. He has vast experience in the import and distribution of a wide range of products within local and foreign markets.

Jiten has held several leadership positions which include serving as an honorary fraternity member, President of International Club and Butler University Social Chairman. He also served as an Executive Committee member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization); chaired the membership, networking, mentorship and education committees. He is also the CEO of CW Educate (Conceptarian Worx) and the British Business Organisation, the Chairman of Friendship Bench an NGO, and a Board member of CBZ Zimbabwe.

Mike Garden

Mike Garden

Mike Garden studied Computer Science at the University of Natal graduating BSc (Comp Sci) in 1974. Opened Softrite(Pvt) Ltd in 1984 specialising in Payroll Software for customers all around Zimbabwe. Then when Farmers were evicted and moved into town, Mike set up the Bambazonke Nhasi mailing list to encourage them to play sport and visit theatre. This has evolved into a well known form of communication with regular emails being sent out to both motivate the 12, 000 strong mailing list as well as inform them of non-political news and events.

10 years ago he opened up a third company to create magazines for the local market. His Bindu Media organisation started with the A5 Glossy Ndeipi magazine about what is happening in Harare. Over the past couple of years Bindu Media has also created the Nzira Travel Zimbabwe and ZiMunda Farming magazines to inform readers about what is going on in the two sectors that have the most potential in Zimbabwe.

Mike Garden can probably be best described as a Communicator and has contacts in just about every non-political sphere within the country.

Mucha Mkanganwi

Mucha Mkanganwi

Mucha is CEO and Founder of The Pulse Group. Prior to establishing The Pulse Group in 2005, Mucha was Group CEO of CAPS Holdings, then the largest listed pharmaceutical company in Zimbabwe. He rose through the ranks as he held several different financial, operational and business development positions.

Mucha serves on the Board of Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe, is currently the Vice President of the Zimbabwe Chess Federation and is the immediate past Chair of the Board of The Boost Fellowship, which is the largest private-sector mentoring initiative for High School and University students in Zimbabwe. Related to this, he was Chairman of Enactus Zimbabwe, the largest organisation in the world focused on encouraging entrepreneurship that transforms communities.

He has served on several Boards in Zimbabwe and Namibia including the local Global Funds Board (CCM) and has also served in roles such as the Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries’ Economic Affairs Committee and Chairman of Zimbabwe Pharmaceutical Wholesalers Association.

  • Seventh Day Adventist Project

  • Drive by Testing

  • Isolation & Treatment Centres

8 Comments
  1. Paul Mitchell

    We have been stuck in SA during lockdown.
    We are in a car towing a caravan and would like to return to our home in Harare via Britt Bridge.
    What are the options for road travel as there is only option for returning residents flying into Harare and being quarantined in a lodge or hotel.
    Please advise
    Kind regards
    Paul Mitchell

    • TeamZINCAT

      Dear Paul,

      At present we are trying to support set up of quarantine facilities around the country but it takes time to prepare and get the staff trained and approved.
      You can reach out to the government for more clarity. But as ZINCAT, if you send your details and information to returnhome@zincat.org we can update you once we have information or support for road travel.

      Kind regards,

      #TeamZINCAT

  2. Please assist with information on requirements to apply for approval as a Covid-19 Quarantine Lodge for returning residents

    • TeamZINCAT

      Good day,

      At present, we are trying to support the set-up of quarantine facilities around the country – but it takes time to prepare and get the staff trained and approved. We can add Matobos Hills Lodge to our list of potential facilities pending MOHCC approval. Please send an email to donations@zincat.org.

      In the meantime, you can reach out to the government for more clarity.

      Warm Regards,
      #TeamZINCAT

  3. Freda van Rensburg

    What will the cost be for quarantine for a returning elderly passengers (resident) from Australia at one of the hotels.

    • TeamZINCAT

      Dear Freda,

      Thank you for your message. We are supporting the set-up of quarantine facilities around the country – but it takes time to prepare and get the staff trained and approved. As soon as locations and costs have been confirmed, we will update the information on this page https://www.zincat.org/returning-residents/ and on our facebook page ( https://facebook.com/ZINCATzw )

      Warm regards,
      #TeamZINCAT

  4. Good day to you

    I am contacting you on behalf of Travellers Guest House in Bulawayo. We are exploring the oprtion of registering our 13 room B&B as a quarantine facility, and would appreciate any information you can give us in this regards.

    Regards

    Dylan bennett
    Owner

    • TeamZINCAT

      Dear Dylan, thank you for reaching out and for your kind offer.

      At present, we are trying to support the set-up of quarantine facilities around the country – but it takes time to prepare and get the staff trained and approved. We can add Travellers Guest House to our list of potential facilities pending MOHCC approval. Please send an email to donations@zincat.org.

      In the meantime, you can reach out to the government for more clarity.

      Warm Regards,
      #TeamZINCAT

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