Govt Fires 54 VID Officers For Corruption, 199 Drivers’ Licences Cancelled, Driving Schools Warned

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo has said that Government has fired 54 officers from the Vehicle Inspection Department (VID) for corruption. 

The officers were from  Eastlea, Belvedere, Chitungwiza, Nyamapanda, Chinhoyi, Marondera, Victoria Falls, Kwekwe, Chirundu, Mutare, Kadoma and Chiredzi depots that issued 199 drivers’ licences to undeserving applicants. The licences have since been cancelled. He also took time to warn driving schools involved in corrupt activities and said Government will not hesitate to close them. In a ministerial statement on corruption at VID in the National Assembly, Gumbo said:

The public domain is awash with reports of driving school instructors who act as conduits in alleged corrupt practices related to the issuance of drivers’ licences. In line with the stance adopted by His Excellency the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, I would like to warn all owners of driving schools and their staff that all allegations of corruption will be fully investigated and handed over to the ZRP for prosecution. Where it is established that the driving school is involved, we shall ensure that it is closed.

More: Herald


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Jorum Macdonald Gumbo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the ZANU-PF party. Gumbo is the former Minister of Energy and Power Development. He was replaced by Fortune Chasi in May 2019. He is the Member of parliament for Mberengwa West Constituency. Gumbo... Read More About Joram Gumbo

Kwekwe is a City located in Midlands Province in Zimbabwe. Read More About Kwekwe

The Zimbabwe Republic Police is the country's law enforcing and maintaining organ. It was established in 1980 evolving from the Rhodesian Police and incorporated members from both the Rhodesian and the nationalist forces. It operates under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Read More About ZRP

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