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World Travel and Tourism Fair participants rattled by boycott
International buyers who came for the Sanganai/Hlanganani World Travel and Tourism fair gave Zimbabwe a thumbs up as a destination, but they were rattled by news of the MDC-T disengagement from Zanu PF. The announcement of MDC-T's "disengagement" coincided with the official opening of the fair which ended on Sunday.
MDC-T announced last Friday that it was disengaging from Zanu PF until the resolution of outstanding issues - another blow to the inclusive government formed in February. Among the outstanding issues threatening to tear the government apart include the appointments of the central bank governor, the attorney general, and provincial governors.
In his postmortem of the fair Karikoga Kaseke, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) chief executive officer said the MDC-T decision was a blow to the tourism industry. "We are not talking about the merits or not of disengaging but the timing which was wrong," he said.
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