Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO Karikoga Kaseke has been forced to retirement after suffering a stroke in November 2018 which left him unable to go to work.
The 59-year-old had reportedly refused to resign prompting the ZTA board to remove him.
“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,” said ZTA in a statement.
“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,” added the ZTA.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority says the process of appointing a new CEO for the ZTA would begin immediately.
Kaseke became CEO of the ZTA in June 2005 up until his retirement.
The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority said since 2018 it was hoping Kaseke would recover.