The Zimbabwe National Road Administration (Zinara) has extended the deadline for the acquisition of vehicle licence discs by a month.
Zinara introduced a new vehicle licence disc with more security features to curb the production of fake licences.
It had set today May 31 as the deadline for the acquisition of the discs forcing motorists to flood Zimpost outlets to beat the deadline and the situation had deteriorated by yesterday.
But in a notice posted at most Zimpost outlets around Harare’s central business district late yesterday afternoon, Zinara said it had pushed the deadline to the end of June.
“The Zimbabwe National Road Administration would like to notify all our valued motorists, transporters, companies and the public that those recquiring licences for their vehicles will not be charged any penalty for late payment until the 30th June 2012,” the notice read.
“All motorists are urged to take advantage of this licensing period.”
The new registration system has been met with widespread criticism from motorists who complained that it was rushed.
Licence discs are going for $15 for motorcycles, $20 for small cars, and vehicles weighing between three and seven tonnes attract a $45 fee while those above seven tonnes but below nine tonnes attract $60.
Those more than nine tonnes attract $75 whilst small trailer owners have to pay $15 and big trailers $40.