Unlicenced vehicles banned from accessing toll gates


Harare (New Ziana) – All vehicles without valid licences will not be allowed to pass through toll gates with effect from October 1, the Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) announced on Thursday.

In a notice, Zinara said its latest stance was in line with the law.

“This is in line with the Vehicle Registration & Licensing Act (Chapter 13:14) subsection 6 and 22 which states that all vehicles which are de-registered, vehicles with licensing exemptions, and vehicles without number plates are not allowed to move around Zimbabwean roads,” it said.

“As such, we urge the motoring public to make sure that their vehicles are fully licensed before they embark on any travel to avoid inconveniences.”

Zinara said it would allow motorists with valid insurance receipts to pay for their vehicle license discs at the Tollgates and collect them at the nearest Zinara licensing offices.

It is believed that about 300 000 cars do not have valid licences in the country.

The decision by Zinara comes as the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) recently launched a new crackdown against unlicenced vehicles which the authorities blame for causing chaos on roads.

The police also believe that criminals were using unregistered vehicles to commit crimes, particularly armed robberies.

Zimbabwe has recently been experiencing an increase in robberies, particularly those involving firearms.

Early this year, the ZRP embarked on a similar blitz which resulted in hundreds of unlicenced cars and those which did not display permanent or temporary number plates being impounded.
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