The Traffic Safety Council of Zimbabwe (TSCZ) has through Statutory Instrument (SI)221A of 2019 gazetted new fees for its services that will see drivers paying $1,500 for a defensive driving course. The SI reads in part:
It is hereby notified that the Transport ministry has in terms of section 38 of the TSCZ Act (Chapter 13:17), made the following regulations … The service and other fees prescribed by the minister are set out in the schedule.
Below are the prices for the TSCZ services.
- Student driver’s book – $10 to $40
- Driving schools – $525 to register
- Driving schools – $230 to renew registration.
- Heavy vehicle drivers – $750 for the skills improvement course
- Heavy vehicle drivers – $1 000 for transport management and fleet control course.
- Instructors for driving schools – $1 100
- Instructors for driving schools -$4 100 for a duplicate certificate.
Meanwhile, many Zimbabweans are struggling to pay for either learners or driver’s licences for a light motor vehicle, which now costs $100 from $20.
The lowest-paid government worker is currently being paid ZW$1023, a salary they have since said was not sustainable.
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