ZIM RUNS OUT OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION PLATES
Vehicle registration plates have run out in Zimbabwe. Foreign currency shortage is being blamed for the state of affairs. Most of the plate making material is imported from Germany.
Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) director Mr Johannes Pedzapasi confirmed the shortage, but refused to comment further.
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.
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