Breaking News

Zimbabwe runs out of vehicle number plates

by Staff reporter
12 January 2019 | 683 Views
THE Central Vehicle Registry (CVR) has run out of vehicle registration plates, with a few available at post offices outside Harare. This means those who used Harare addresses when they purchased their vehicles cannot access the remaining plates.

Motorists who require the short versions of the plates have been waiting for more than two months to access them, while those who require long versions have been waiting for over a month.

Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) director Mr Johannes Pedzapasi confirmed the shortage, but refused to comment further, saying Government would issue a statement at the appropriate time.

Efforts to contact Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza and his deputy, Advocate Fortune Chasi, were fruitless. Stranded motorists who spoke to The Herald said they had waited for periods of up to two months to get the vehicle registration plates.

Some have been complaining that although the VID was aware of the situation, its officers had been manning roadblocks and impounding vehicles without registration plates. Mr Pedzapasi dismissed the allegations saying: "It is not true that we are impounding unregistered vehicles."

Motorists said they were also facing problems with the police over lack of number plates. The country sources the plate-making material from Germany, while stamping of numbers is done locally.




Sources close to the CVR said the shortage was as a result of foreign currency challenges affecting the country. In September last year, Mr Pedzapasi attributed another shortage to a delay in shipment of the plate-making material from Germany.

"There was also a delay at Forbes Border Post leading to the short supply of plates at various centres countrywide," he said then.

Mr Pedzapasi attributed the delay to high sea levels in the Indian Ocean, leading to the delay in the shipment's arrival in the country.

Motorists have in the past called on Government to consider producing the plates locally.

Zimbabwe Plates Number

Source: the herald

Comments

Latest News

ZANU PF suspends Obert Mpofu

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 1 Views

Massive demonstrations against Mthuli Ncube planned

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 8 Views

ZESA plunges Lobengula into darkness for 2 months

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 2 Views

ED full speech at AU - UN summit in Vic Falls

by President ED Mnangagwa | 24 June 2019 | 15 Views

Evidence that Shonas arrived in Zimbabwe 300 years ago (1700's) - Dr. ...

by Ndzimu-unami Emmanuel Moyo, PMP | 24 June 2019 | 32 Views

Chiwenga and Mnangagwa's fight reaches boiling point

by Itai Mushekwe | 24 June 2019 | 25 Views

Jonathan Moyo says Mthuli Ncube must be stripped off degree

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 9 Views

Zimbabwe bans use of US Dollar and Rand

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 33 Views

Mnangagwa poisoning; new details emerge

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 20 Views

Mthuli Ncube speaks of Zim dollar imminence

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 25 Views

Zim Dollar back? - The following statement is trading online today. Is...

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 24 Views

Mthuli Ncube engages journalists

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 6 Views

Chamisa condemns Ethiopia coup attempts

by Staff Reporter | 24 June 2019 | 7 Views

Police arrest Harare drug syndicate

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 June 2019 | 3 Views

Cop molests boss - A BULAWAYO-based traffic cop indecently assaulted h...

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 11 Views

Top cops, ZPCS, doctors face jail - Heads of hospitals, police station...

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 12 Views

Mthuli Ncube interacts with journalists

by Staff reporter | 24 June 2019 | 1 Views

Entertainment

Zimbabwean rapper teams up with top selling American singer

by Staff Reporter | 17 June 2019 | 728 Views

WATCH: Penny Penny song insults Malema

by Mandla Ndlovu | 14 June 2019 | 9671 Views

Mixed feelings over Harare artistes at Econet gig - Econet Wireless' Z...

by Staff reporter | 11 June 2019 | 942 Views

Low turnout at Sulu's birthday bash

by Simbarashe Sithole | 08 June 2019 | 2210 Views

Ivy Kombo drops 14th album - CELEBRATED United Kingdom-based Zimbabwea...

by Staff reporter | 06 June 2019 | 405 Views

The latest slots online in 2019

by Staff writer | 05 June 2019 | 817 Views

Gospel music taken to another level

by Leonard Koni | 28 May 2019 | 325 Views

Thomas Mapfumo, Winky D to headline Zimfest Live in August

by Tidi Kwidini | 28 May 2019 | 1417 Views
iBlog

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago

Tb Joshua Worst Enemy Angelique Tonge Exposed

About two years ago, we came out emphatically about those behind the t.b joshua watch. many were those who thought we were framing innocent people up or on a witch hunt. some events have vindicated us and the cat is out of the bag. it is said that no... Read More
pointblank 01 May 2015 ago