The Zimbabwe National Roads Administration will de-register more than
200 000 vehicles if their owners fail to heed a call by the organisation to obtain licenses by the end of this month.
Zinara advised motorists in a statement yesterday to ensure that their vehicles were licensed before the deadline.
“The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, the Zimbabwe National Road Administration and the Central Vehicle Registry would like to inform the motoring public that all vehicles that have not been licensed for a period exceeding two years will be de-registered from the CVR registry,” read part of the statement.
“To avoid de-registration of your vehicles, we appeal to our valued motoring public to comply by ensuring that their affected vehicles are properly licensed during the window period running prior to or from Saturday 1 November 2014 to Sunday 30 November 2014.”
Once de-registered, zinara said that re-registration of a vehicle would attract a re-registration fee of $160, a police clearance and settlement of licence arrears.
The de-registration of the vehicles was to be carried out in terms of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Act Chapter 13:14, section 12 paragraphs (c) and (d).
Part (c) states that the Registrar may cancel the registration of a vehicle that has not been licensed or exempted for two years.
Part (d) states that the Registrar may also de-register a vehicle if he has reasonable grounds for believing that a registered vehicle is no longer required to be registered in terms of Section six.
Last month, zinara revealed that vehicles in the country’s roads had exceeded 1,2 million from 800 000 reported last year, but there was a huge mismatch between vehicles on the road and those that were licensed.
A zinara official yesterday said the number of unregistered vehicles increased everyday.
“On October 31 2014, 160 000 vehicles were unregistered and as from November 1 2014, there are 202 000 unlicensed vehicles on the road,”
said the official.