Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) CEO Karikoga Kaseke has been “retired” from his position after suffering a stroke in November 2018 which left him unable to go to work.
Kaseke, 59, had reportedly refused to resign prompting the ZTA board to remove him.
In a statement on Monday, acting ZTA board chairperson Precious Sibiya said:
“The board of directors of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority wishes to advise the tourism industry and all stakeholders that Dr Karikoga Kaseke has been retired from the post of chief executive officer of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority after a long period of indisposition.
“Dr Kaseke fell ill in November 2018 and has not been well since then. His retirement followed the recommendations of a medical board and is effective July 1, 2021.”
Sibiya said the process of appointing a new CEO for the ZTA would begin immediately.
Kaseke became CEO of the ZTA in June 2005.