Zanele joined the Merafe Board in 2005 as an independent non-executive director. She was appointed Merafe’s Chief Financial Officer on 1 October 2010 and Chief Executive Officer on 1 June 2012. She is a non-executive director of Dipula Income Fund, Stefanutti Stocks Holdings Limited, RAC Limited and Old Mutual Investment Group Holdings. Zanele is a member of the Social, Ethics and Transformation Committee and an invitee to the Audit and Risk Committee and the Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Ditabe is a qualified Chartered Accountant (South Africa) and has extensive experience in financial and investment management gained during his tenure at various companies including Zico Capital (Pty) Ltd, Aflease Gold and Uranium Limited and Transnet SOC. He served as chief financial officer of MultiChoice Africa (Pty) Ltd and subsequently served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of DSTV Online, a division of MultiChoice in 2012. Thereafter Ditabe served as Financial Director of the Company during the period 2 January 2013 to 31 December 2014.
Following his departure from the Company, Ditabe served as chief financial officer at Fraser Alexander (Pty) Ltd.