” Miss Zimbabwe is back and back in style, ” he told journalists in Harare at a ceremony for the nation’s beauty queens who will fight for the three top awards. “The queens will get a motor vehicle each and different amounts of cash if they win. Miss Zimbabwe will get a car and US$500, Miss Tourism Zimbabwe will get a car and US$450, while Miss Universe will get cash of US$400 and a car to drive.
” If the ladies have drivers licences they can simply drive away after the event.” He said the ladies could buy the motor vehicles from the ZTA at book price after their stint in 2012.
“They will not cost more than US$3 000 and so you can buy them when your term in office expires,” Kaseke told the contestants.
He also revealed that security had been beefed up at the five star Rainbow Towers Hotel and all the contestants would not be allowed any visitors at any time during the two-week Camp.
“You will be accompanied by four ladies all the time, ” he said. “If you want to see your parents then you must get permission from the ladies otherwise you cannot leave the floor on which you are all staying before they (ladies) allow you to do so.
“Boyfriends are out of bounds for the next two weeks and only your father, mother, brother or sister can visit you in the hotel. We are doing this in order to protect you because so many things have been said about me and about sugar daddies and so we have decided to get very tough with you for your safety.”
Kaseke said the Miss Zimbabwe title was this year re-introduced in order to help market Zimbabwe which was being shunned by international tourists for alleged human rights abuses and political and economic uncertainty.
The ZTA boss said Zimbabwe is among the best destinations to visit throughout the world with many wonders to visit and see.