• Analysis

    The corrupt relationship between VID and driving schools

    By Clayton Shereni HUMAN error is the largest cause of road carnage and drivers are major culprits in most of these unfortunate events that often claim hundreds of lives every year; leaving thousands with dream-shattering injuries. In Zimbabwe, the Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) oversees the roadworthiness of motor vehicles and has the sole right of issuing drivers licenses. It is…

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    Learner drivers urged to desist from bribing VID officers

    ZIMBABWE Driving Schools Owners Association (ZDSOA) president Onias Sanangure yesterday urged learner drivers to desist from bribing Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) officials to get licences and secure the documents on merit to save lives. There have been reports of corruption by VID officers who are reportedly demanding “facilitation fees” ranging from US$100 to US$150 to issue drivers’ licences. Instructors from…

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  • Local

    Drama as cornered VID officer swallows US$60 bribe money

    THERE was drama at the Vehicle Inspectorate Department (VID) provincial complex in Masvingo on Tuesday afternoon when one of the officials swallowed US$60 he had received as a bribe to facilitate the issuance of a certificate of competency (driver’s licence) when he realised he had been cornered by undercover detectives. Bekimpilo Sithole (46) of Rhodene allegedly received US$100 in US$20…

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