The government has admitted that an image circulating on social media is authentic but denied that it is showing new tollgate fees.
Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) spokesperson, Augustine Moyo, on Wednesday, claimed that the image was taken at Beitbridge Border Post and shows road access fees, and that tollgate fees remain unchanged. He said:
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An image that is circulating on social media of purported new tollgate fees is of road access fees and was probably taken at Beitbridge Border Post. It is not of tollgate fees. Zinara cannot wake up and increase toll tariffs.
While there have been proposals to review current tariffs, the Government has a system and through that system, if there is an increase on tariffs it will be gazetted therefore l urge motorists not to panic.
The image in question indicates that with effect from May 1, new toll gate fees will be as follows; Motorbikes would pay US$4, R60 and RTGS $15, light vehicles were pegged at US$9, R140 and RTGS $34 while heavy vehicles drivers would fork out US$23, R350 and RTGS $86.
The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA) is a Zimbabwean government department under the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development which is currently led by Felix Mhona . Its key mandate is to ensure the maintenance of the country's roads including the major highways. Read More About Zimbabwe National Road Administration