Following his suspension on 01 April 2019 and an independent investigation, the South African Tourism (SA Tourism) CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona, has been cleared of any wrong doing.

In a press statement issued on 13 December 2019, the SA Tourism Board said: ‘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.’

The Board also thanked Ms. Sthembiso Dlamini for the work that she did as acting CEO during Ntshona’s absence.

Ntshona will resume his duties after the festive season holidays.

The allegations against him are unknown, but were made as an anonymous tip off from a whistle blower.