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Workers attach minister’s property

The UTc Victoria Falls workers attached the property with the help of the Deputy Sherriff after obtaining a High Court order against the destination management company.


The company is said to have been struggling to pay workers since 2009 resulting in the wrangle spilling into the courts.


The High Court ordered UTc to surrender property worth US$57 427 and pay other costs related to execution of goods, which saw the total figure ballooning toUS $63 440.


Company vehicles, trailers, boats, furniture including desks and chairs, fridges, computers, printers and even mailing trays were all expected to be attached to compensate 26 non-managerial employees who staged the legal battle.


Court documents show that UTc is facing serious cash-flow problems.


The company is part of the United Touring Group (UTG) Zimbabwe, formerly owned by United Touring International based in the UK.


Non-managerial employees last year approached the High Court over unpaid wages and salaries stating that the company completely stopped paying them in September 2009 after they were forced to take 50% salary cuts at the beginning of the year.


Kasukuwere and his partners used a loan from Barclays to buy UTc from business tycoon Ketan Somaia.

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