The government has announced it will extend provisional driver’s license’s mandatory 12 months before expiry with more months to compensate for the time student drivers could not utilise the provisional licenses during the COVID-19 lockdown, New Zimbabwe reports.
This was revealed by the transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza in an interview with the publication when he said:
People should not worry about their expired learners’ licences because the Vehicle Inspection Department will resume its services soon and they will be able to get their licences.
Those whom their licences expired during the lockdown period when the VID was out of office will be given a grace period of as many months as the lockdown took.
A provisional license is valid for 12 months and the country went into lockdown in March 2020 and some learner’s licenses expired during that time and the VID could not issue out licenses which means other leaners were not able to apply for driver’s licenses.