Air Zimbabwe continues to sing the blues following the turning down by the High Court of an urgent chamber application they made challenging a ruling that was made to attach the national airlineâ€™s assets.Air Zimbabweâ€™s financial woes continue to mount after employees that were earmarked for retrenchment in 2009 were given the go ahead to attach the companyâ€™s assets.
On Friday the 1st of April the Deputy Sheriff attached buses and vehicles of the national airline with management making an urgent chamber application to reverse the ruling.
High Court Judge, Justice Mtema dismissed the application.
A legal counsel, Mr Caleb Mucheche who is representing the workers said the court has ruled in favour of the workers.
Mr Mucheche said Air Zimbabweâ€™s management is not forthcoming in resolving the issue.
On the issue of the air line being broke, the lawyer dismissed the excuse saying the company has an obligation to pay.
The case at hand is with regards to 409 employees who were earmarked for retrenchment in 2009.
Twenty of them have since died. The national air lines is believed to owe its employees around $500 000 for their salaries for November and December 2009 only.
Meanwhile, the strike by pilots is still on going and the Zimbabwe Cabin Crew Association representing flight attendants and similar staff is believed to have given notice of the intention to take industrial action against their employer.
Efforts to get a response from the Air Zimbabwe Board Chairperson, Mr Jonathan Kadzura were fruitless as calls to his mobile phone were not answered.