Kaseke retires from ZTA

by | Aug 23, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments


Mako Jerera

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) has retired Dr Karikoga Kaseke from his Chief Executive Officer role, after a long period of indisposition.

Dr Kaseke was nearing three years on sick leave, following a stroke.

The ZTA board recently resolved to retire Kaseke on the basis of incapacitation.

In a statement, the board said its decision was informed by medical assessments.

“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 1 July 2021,” ZTA Acting board Chairperson Dr Precious Sibiya said in a statement.

Kaseke was seconded to become ZTA chief executive in 2005 replace Walter Kanhanga.

Before joining ZTA, Kaseke held positions of permanent secretary in the Ministry of Transport and was Chief Executive Officer of the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.


“Allow me on behalf of the Board to thank the the Kaseke family, industry and all our stakeholders for the support and cooperation given both to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and Dr Kaseke during these past two years. We would like to kindly request you to continue with your support and cooperation as we recruit a new Chief Executive for the organization,” Sibiya said.

Meanwhile, ZTA has begun the hunt to recruit a substantive Chief Executive with interested candidates expected to submit their applications by close of business on August 26.

Givemore Chidzidzi has been the acting Chief Executive Officer since Kaseke went on leave.