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.
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