Poor, poor Air Zimbabwe. As if its country didn’t have enough problems, the airline’s management fired all of its pilots after they held a strike over back pay they hadn’t received. 40 staff were dismissed from their jobs, leaving the airline’s survival in question (it’s kind of a miracle that it still survives today). While I had a perfectly acceptable experience when I flew them years ago, they are known for being plagued with cancellations, and the occasional takeover of the plane by the country’s First Lady so she can go shopping in Paris. So it is.
About 1,000 passengers are currently stranded, but airline management says they will find new pilots quickly to fill the roles. Good luck.