Invasion Of Resorts Wont Happen Again: Kaseke

On Friday youths aligned to Zanu PF invaded tourism facilities along the shores of Lake Chivero against what they termed utter racism by some operators.

Among the facilities affected were Harare Safari Lodge owned by Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE)  listed Rainbow Tourism Group, bird sanctuary, Kuimbashiri and Hunyani Hotel among others.

Updating the media on Wednesday, Kaseke said: “We want to assure the tourism industry players that issues such as these will not repeat themselves.
He said it was unfortunate that the invasions took place “at a time we are trying hard to market the country as the safest place to visit.”Zimbabwe recently launched its brand as a “World of Wonders” to lure tourists into the country.

Kaseke said the dreaded Joint Operations Command (JOC), an amalgamation of police, army and the intelligence, was roped in to drive the youths out of the resorts winning praise from many quarters.
Asked to quantify the losses incurred as a result of the disturbances, operators were cautious saying they did not incur any losses. However, Peter Morris, chairman of the Sailing Association of Zimbabwe said as a result of the disturbances, the national team had cancelled its proposed training.