Pneumocystis jirovecii is the cause of Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in humans. Isolates of P. jirovecii obtained from patients in Harare, Zimbabwe were genotyped at the superoxide dismutase locus. High genotypic similarity to isolates of P. jirovecii obtained from patients in London, UK was observed. These data provide additional support for the hypothesis that P. jirovecii is genetically indistinguishable in isolates from geographically diverse locations. © 2004 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.