Arrest warrant issued for Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO Karikoga Kaseke


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.

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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.

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.