Door to door search for unregistered cars

via Door to door search for unregistered cars – New Zimbabwe 29/10/2015

THE Zimbabwe National Road Authority (zinara) is now moving into car parks and people’s homes where they are searching for and raiding unregistered and unlicensed cars as the institution seeks to maximise on revenue from motorists.

With a population 1, 2 million cars in the country’s vehicle register about 170 000 had, by last November, not renewed their licences.

Since that time, Zinara has been encouraging people with unlicensed cars to register their properties or risk deregistration.

Zinara officers are also mounting 24 hour roadblocks in the country’s highways with the assistance of the police.

Every vehicle passing through is being inspected.

On Tuesday, Zinara officials pounced on a place called Pama Office in Harare South’s Southlea Park suburb where they raided a number of unregistered vehicles which are used by “pirate” commuter operators.

“They came here and raided even cars which have been parked for more than three months because most people park their faulty cars there,” said one of the commuter operators in the area.

“We have been avoiding them in the highway by using some makeshift roads from here (Southlea Park) to Chitungwiza but this time they have caught us”, another commuter omnibus driver said.

“As if this was not enough, they also moved into people’s homes door to door looking for parked cars which are not registered and they found lots of them in the area,” said a motor mechanic in the area (Pamaoffice).

“We are in the process of removing our old cars for the car parks to the backyards where they cannot see them.”

Defaulting motorists say the licence fees unaffordable.

Zinara, recently hiked vehicle registration and licensing fees, in line with government’s new statutory instrument number 141 of 2013 which was gazetted last year.

Licensing fees for haulage truck trailers were reviewed from $50 to $130 for every four months.

A horse truck is now paying $140 up from $80.

Ordinary motorists are paying between $30 and $40 up from $20 depending on the weight of the vehicle.

Licence fees for buses stand at $120 up from $80.

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    Why don’t they start with Chinangwa. Then move to Graces dairy farm and check their vehicles. Can Mugabe and his cronies they have no legitimate reason to argue that the country has been totally destroyed. Are they not ashamed are they not afraid to know nothing lasts for ever. Their time is coming and just as they have had no remorse people will have no time to forgive his distrarous policies. Damn it is there no one who will put him out of his miserable life and let the rest of take a breath of fresh air that doesnt smell of Zanoid sewerage !!!!!!!!!!

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    Tinomunamataishe 7 years ago

    I don’t seem to get this. What’s wrong with having an unregistered vehicle which is not being used on public roads at that time.

    These guys seem so desperate to get money from anywhere. They should only target cars that are being used on the roads and not broken down cars not being used on public roads.

    Interestingly enough, I will be surprised if the Zanu guys themselves are paying any of these fees.

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    machakachaka 7 years ago

    People are allowed to buy cars and not register them, as long as those cars are not found on Zinara roads. Example is Air Zimbabwe, which has some unregistered vehicles. These vehicles are used only within the airport terminal, which Zinara doesn’t control. If I buy a vehicle and keep it on my farm or at home, there is no obligation that I should register that vehicle, until I intend to drive it on Zinara Roads. Zinara should be prepared for some nasty court challenges. If my vehicle isn’t found on their roads, then there is no obligation that Zinara should collect anything in registration fees from me. It’s as simple as that.

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      Sabhuku 7 years ago

      Our government still thinks like the Rhodies. That’s why I call Zimbabwe Robesia after Robert. They don’t expect anyone to challenge them legally. Look at a whole Prosecutor General who breaks the law he is supposed to defend and advise the government on.

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    What roads are we talking about here chaps, I drive along roads in Harare where I see up ahead a rabbits head sticking up out of the road when I get near I see its a Giraffe standing in a Pothole Fix the roads Zinara nutheads before you increase the vehicle licences

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    FUNNY YOU SPEAK ABOUT THIS NOW // BUT I HAPPENED TO PARK NEXT TO A ZANU PF VEHICLE/ BAKKIE WITH THE (ZANU PF BULAWAYO PROVENCE)PRINTED ON THE DOOR PANELS//WHEN I LOOKED FOR THE INSURANCE AND ZINARA DISC // I WAS AMAZED TO SEE A BUSINESS CARD WITH ZANU PF PRINTED BOLDLY ON IT// NO OTHER DISCS OF ANY KIND//DOES THIS MEAN THAT ZANU PF(one of many political parties)IS NOT PAYING// I THOUGHT ONLY GOVERNMENT VEHICLES IE POLICE CARS AMBULANCES WERE EXEMPT// DOES THIS ALSO MEAN THAT ALL THE EXPENSES ie ZESA WATER ETC ARE ALSO EXEMPT WITH A ZANU PF CARD// GO GO NOW