State property remains immune from attachment and execution following a ruling by the Constitutional Court with the consent of involved parties.

The bench led by Deputy Chief Justice Elizabeth Gwaunza ruled that section 5 (2) of the State Liabilities Act chapter 8:14 which protects state property from attachment and execution and had been deemed by the High Court to be unconstitutional remains valid.

High Court judge, Justice Edith Mushore had ruled that the section was unconstitutional after Mutare businessman, Blessing Mangwiro had unsuccessfully sought to recover his $1,6 million seized by the police 10 years ago.

Advocate Thabani Mpofu, who represented the respondent in the matter, said the impact of the judgement was that aggrieved parties owed by the state had recourse through garnishee orders.