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Africa: End of an Era: Karikoga Kaseke, Former Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Chief, Passes Away at 62

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The tourism landscape in Zimbabwe mourns the loss of a visionary leader as Karikoga Kaseke, former Chief Executive of the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA), has passed away at the age of 62.

According to gemnation.co.zw, Kaseke’s health deteriorated Tuesday at Milton Park Hospital where he was being hospitalized.

He was known for being the driving force behind Zimbabwe’s tourism and he took the hospitality industry to greater heights while also pushing for destination Zimbabwe at the world stage.

READ: Tourism: Zimbabwe is still a safe tourist destination in Africa says Kaseke

Kaseke, who courageously battled the aftermath of a stroke in 2018, leaves behind a legacy of dedicated service and contributions to the promotion and development of Zimbabwe’s tourism sector.

He was the first to introduce the now defunct Harare International Carnival and also Sangani Hlanganai World Tourism Expo which is traditionally held in Bulawayo.

Prior to his appointment at ZTA Kaseke was the chief executive of Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe.

Kaseke was a retired Colonel of the Zimbabwe National Army.

He was born in Harare in 1962 being the first born in a family of eight children. He grew up in rural Mhondoro where he did his primary education and partly secondary education before joining the liberation struggle.

He is survived by his wife and children.

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