Kutsaga (formerly Tobacco Research Board) offices were gutted by fire last Friday afternoon.
The fire damaged part of the first floor.
In a statement on Monday, the parastatal confirmed the incident.
“On Friday, July 28 2023, around 12 pm, Kutsaga Research encountered a fire incident at the main offices along Airport Ring Road in Harare.
“A portion of the administration wing of the building’s first floor was damaged by fire,” reads part of the statement.
“Thankfully, all staff members evacuated safely and the fire department was responsive, preventing the fire from further damaging the rest of the administration wing.”
The cause of the fire is still under investigation, with the assistance of external experts.
Kutsaga added, “operations, provision of products and services remain unaffected.”