Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA)’s chief executive Karikoga Kaseke said they have indefinitely postponed this year’s edition of the Harare International Carnival.
Kaseke said they have decided to postpone the event due to a Government ban on all gatherings because of the cholera outbreak. Said Kaseke:
This is a health situation which we are facing so we are postponing (the carnival) indefinitely because what if it (cholera outbreak) continues until year end? We are saying indefinite because we do not know for how long we are going to stay with this ban, but if it is not quickly lifted, it means maybe we will be looking at next month, which is November, and rains are coming …
Harare, however, successfully hosted Shoko Festival and Jacaranda Festival, among others, over the past two weeks despite the cholera fears.
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