The CEO of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) Karikoga Kaseke earlier this month attended the ITB travel trade show in Berlin. He attended together with the new Zimbabwe Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industries Hon. Priscah Mupfumira.
His message in Berlin was Zimbabwe is open for tourism and investments. At the same time, he was full of hate towards the former and still very respected minister of tourism Walter Mzembi. The ZTA CEO was full of hate was the impression by eTN Publisher Juergen Steinmetz who met Mr. Kaseke at the Zimbabwe stand during ITB Berlin.
The CEO told eTurboNews in Berlin the old tourism leadership in Zimbabwe under former minister of tourism Dr. Walter Mzembi never did anything useful for tourism. He added the old government was corrupt and criminal and Dr. Mzembi will be ending in jail. He asked eTN to quote him on this.
Now Mr. Kaseke is a wanted man in Zimbabwe. It is alleged the had insulted Harare lawyer, Phillipa Phillips, while appearing before High Court Judge Clemence Phiri in a matter in which he was supposed to settle motor vehicle damages suffered by Phillip’s client.
A warrant of arrest had to be issued against the ZTA CEO after he failed to pitch up for trial before Harare magistrate Tracey Muzondo to answer to the assault charge.