More than eight months after he was placed on precautionary suspension over allegations brought against him, SA Tourism’s CEO Sisa Ntshona has been cleared and is to return to work.
Ntshona was put on precautionary suspension on 1 April after allegations, which were never made public, were received against him via the agency’s anonymous tip-off mechanism. At the time, the board of SA Tourism said it was obliged to investigate the allegations.
In a statement earlier this week, it was stated that the board had received the final adjudication on 13 December from a team working on the disciplinary hearing.
“Following a thorough process, which saw a forensic investigation and a disciplinary hearing take place, Mr Ntshona has been cleared of all charges brought against him.
“The board is pleased that the process has finally been concluded and that the organisation can return to normality. The board welcomes back Mr Ntshona and looks forward to continue working with him as we seek to grow tourist arrivals in our sector and to build a stable organisation.”