#Zimbabwe Tourism Authority dispels malicious rumours about the state of the tourism industry

ZTA CHIEF EXECUTIVE DR. KARIKOGA KASEKE PUTSTHE FACTS RIGHT ABOUT TOURISTS SAFETY IN ZIMBABWE

(Posted 03rd August 2018)

COMMUNIQUE ON THE STATE OF TOURISM IN ZIMBABWE

Date: 3 August 2018

The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) would like to inform all valued tourists from both the domestic and international markets that, notwithstanding the post-election violence witnessed on 01 August 2018 in the capital city, Harare, Zimbabwe remains a safe destination for any travel. The incidents of protests that occurred in parts of the Central Business District (CBD) and the south eastern areas of the capital city were quickly brought under control through the timely intervention of the police with the assistance of the army.

The Authority sincerely regrets the loss of lives during the disturbances and extends its deep condolences to the bereaved families. Tourism thrives in a peaceful environment and as such the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority does not condone any form of violence at all and joins the rest of the nation and international community to condemn the perpetrators of violence in the strongest terms.

We would like to state that the disturbances were restricted to the central business district of Harare and the rest of the country remained peaceful and all our tourist resort sites undisturbed by the state of affairs in the capital city. We would like to urge all travellers to Zimbabwe and those currently in the country to conduct their business deals as the situation is back to normal. Leisure travelers are therefore happily advised to stay calm and enjoy their experience in this, our Zimbabwe – A World of Wonders.

For further information do not hesitate to contact the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr Givemore Chidzidzi on email givemore or mobile number +263712860871.

Signed: Dr. Karikoga Kaseke, Chief Executive

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