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How to Buy a Zimbabwean Drivers License


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It is getting harder and harder to get simple things done in Zimbabwe. Some government departments are set to get all the money out of your wallet just to get the service delivery you need. I was at the vehicle licensing department today and was astounded by the brisk business going on there. Getting a license has been a headache and it seems to be getting even worse. It seems like there is a deliberate move to cut the number of people getting licenses or maybe they are pushing people to pay bribes and buy licensing. A man waiting to book a test said, ” I am here to donate some money to the VID.” That is actually a true statement, because if you don’t bribe, you will donate money several times before you get your learners or license. People now pay to get a learners license because passing the test has become really tough. This shocking and just shows how low people are going. If we do not pay bribes, then those who ask for them will just have to get on without them and maybe they will begin to do the work they are paid to do.


These are a sample of questions being asked.

1. What is the use of a clutch? a. To reduce speed b. To avoid noise when changing gears c. To disengage gears.

2. A seat belt is not necessary when… a. Reversing b. Driving in rural areas c. Driving on side roads

3. Do you switch on your lights when travelling at 6.00am? a. Yes b. No c. Depends on the visibility

4. Zimbabwe is …. Country a. Southern b. Robots c. Cattle

Getting the learners is the easy part though. A learner’s license costs US$20 to obtain and consists of 25 questions. This sounds simple enough, but the catch is that the tests are not the standard tests that were written in the past. The tests do not test knowledge of the rules of the road and how competent would be drivers are, but are more of money making scheme. The more times you fail the more money is received by the department. The tests are changed every time the learners master the tests so that more people fail the test as opposed to passing. One would think the motive of the tests is to get competent drivers on the road. I looked at some of the questions being asked and simply wondered what their relevance are. Some questions are so badly written that they do not make sense. Some questions have no correct answers while others have more than one answer.

I have a passion for transport and believe that road safety is of paramount importance. Thousands of people die on our roads every year and we need to ensure that competent drivers get licenses. Africa has the worst road toll worldwide and yet has the least number of cars. Bad licensing practices, bad roads and an ageing fleet of cars all contribute the number of deaths we have on our roads. We may not be able to change the roads at the present time, but we can certainly ensure that competent drivers get onto the road. Buying a license may seem like a money making scheme or an easy way to a drivers license, but it is putting potentially dangerous drivers onto our roads. The vehicle licensing department is sacrificing people’s lives in a bid to get more money into state coffers and/or the pockets of corrupt officials.

If you were looking for how to buy a Zimabwean license, DONT! I would like to strongly discourage you. It will not be funny when you are involved in accident and someone dies on the road because you bought a license.

As for the corrupt VID staff, Shame on you! Your department policy is Integrity, please show us some.

The answers to these questions are 1. B 2. A 3. A 4. C How many did you get right?

Categories: Zimbabwe
  1. January 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Is it really buying my license when I know how to drive, have been doing so for the past 2 years and I’m failed because I didn’t pull my handbrake up when I stopped at a traffic light or because when I stopped at the zebra crossing it wasn’t to his satisfaction or if at that intersection paya pay mutown you did ABC!

    A road test costs $50. To get your license in Zimbabwe, the minimum number of times you must go is 7 @ $50 each = $350. MINIMUM! If you give them this facilitation fee (I think now its $150) then you only pay $200 including booking a car and getting an instructor kuVID. That’s $200 where you were looking to pay $350… So in monetary terms “buying” is easier on my pocket and usually people who buy are people who have just been so frustrated by the system. I don’t blame the people who do “buy”. I blame the VID staff who accept the bribes. They are responsible for all the accidents on our roads because now its mari yako chete not your driving skills.

    I am in the process of getting my license and its so frustrating. I’m even contemplating going to another town that is an hour away for my road test. that’s how bad it is!

    • January 17, 2012 at 11:13 am

      I agree. It is quite daunting to get a license in Zimbabwe. My sister in lawa went in for her provisional a few weeks ago and only two people out of about 40 had passed. Its definitely not that 38 people had not prepared. I hear that if you buy a provision when you go for the test, you ge a paper with all the answers marked with a pen that doesn’t write. So you find where the whole class has failed, two people will get 100%. Genius’ I must say.I had to take my provisional about three times and going the VId is no walk in the park. Then after you get the provs, you have to go for the road test! Yho! Need I say more. The only thing is, because the system is now subject to so much abuse, others just buy the licenses wihtout actually knowing how to drive. I liked that, a facilitation fee. Will corruption ever stop I wonder?

    • Pee
      April 22, 2017 at 10:18 am

      How do you buy I’m also stressed up ,I gave them but still I was failing . Please help me

  2. gizzmo
    February 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    i would like one

    • February 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      gizzmo. you are hilarious.

    • November 2, 2012 at 11:05 am

      Asi chii nhai?

    • Marmunt
      November 27, 2012 at 7:04 pm

      @Gizzmo,did you get the drivers licence?

  3. Ennias
    February 17, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Thats true so us people we need to take action like what they do in other countries we need to unite. The other thing lam going write my provision for the first time can u give me some tips

    • February 17, 2012 at 8:13 am

      Thanks Enias, Lead SA is a great example of how other countries deal with such issues. If people out there really get fed up of corruption and we start taking action we can turn things around, it has been done before. Gees all the best with your provs. My advise is get the books with the revision papers and practice practice practice. My own observation is that the Mutare test is better than the Harare test. All the best.

  4. February 18, 2012 at 6:55 am

    The problem with Zimbabweans is fear. Even I am scared to confront people I know who are involved in shady deals and corruption etc and I am suppose to be the new generation that doesn’t stand for such things! In SA you have shows on radio where ministers, Councillors, mayors etc have to justify themselves to the public. They have a situation where you can do that and not be victimized, in Zimbabwe, if you try that stuff, you will find yourself in jail for things you know nothing about! I know someone who was jailed for months because they were trying to catch her boyfriend, she was an innocent party in the whole thing! Imagine being 26 and already having spent months in prison!!!! Its not a life I aspire for and as long as this sort of victimization continues, we will NEVER get to that stage! we need true freedom of speech! Like you asked after my 1st comment zimdev, will corruption ever truly stop?

    @Ennias, all the best for your provs. I would suggest you study your high way code. Maybe do past papers just to get used to the 25 questions in a short time frame but otherwise study study study your high way code. Read it thoroughly maybe 5 times or so…

  5. Teflon
    February 19, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Shit iz ugly in zim.corruption is on the rise and these people are doing nothing bout it..i mite as wel buy my license if i want it coz without money u cant do shit

  6. March 19, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This was a very informative post. I got my provisional at school so it was not such a hustle but today i am going for the road test. My dad wanted to pay because he knows i can drive and does not want to waste time at the v.i.d. However, we did not pay and hopefully i pass and i do not have to bribe anyone.

  7. sukoluhle
    April 2, 2012 at 10:34 am

    things are tough, at this point in time w cannot unite because there are a lot of reasons why people are forced to participate in corruption. if you try to do things the riht way you will get nowhere. Zimbabwean licences are everywhere even fake one in South Africa. the problem is if i need a licence i cannot get it nomatter how much i cram the provisional as lon as i dont pay. As for myself i have evn bought a car and cannot drive it around and its been almost a year now but no licence. the only way to drive my car will be to ‘buy’ the licence. is there a hope for Zim now? Nope

    • April 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      @Sokoluhle, we have to see the hope for Zimbabwe. Other countries have fought against corruption and have won the fight. There is hope for Zimbabwe. All we can do is to keep promoting integrity and fostering honest business. All the best with your license. you are doing the noble thing.

    • October 4, 2016 at 1:32 pm

      No zimbabweans humanities are in a black wood so it is too difficult to fought against corruption without money nothing can go forward.More over,if you fight for corruption our country is going forward like any othe countries

  8. tawandamagova
    May 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    im come in june any info about licence sms me i will call u.i want it 0788271513

    • May 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

      REad and understand the Highway code. Buy the work books and go through as many as you can.Go for the provisional, then do the lessons. No shortcuts. Shortcuts kill people on the roads.

      • Ascher
        May 4, 2016 at 1:40 am

        I recently sat for the provisional tst in Byo. Wat i saw was diasppointing the whole lot of the morning partakers walked wth out passing the paper and i was inm shock .a donation to Vid is wat we had gone to do so sad i must say.

      • May 13, 2016 at 11:55 am

        Sorry about that. I know that feeling. It is not a nice feeling.

    May 25, 2012 at 9:25 am

    honestly i don’t want to lie about the situation in ZIMBABWE ,firstly everyone must understand that the anger,sorrow which people still carry on their hearts and spirits on day to day basis have made the GODs to be angry ,i’m a NDEBELE my wish is that ZIMBABWE be divided and let the shonas fight alone in the east ,if it wasn’t for SOUTH AFRICA ,we should have took our land and we should have been far in terms of development because we the NDEBELES we are faced with many discriminations in our on land ,exploited in our own land ,we are the first to be affected by poor service delivery because we are just quiet ,its better FOR SOUTH AFRICA TO ANNEX MATABELELAND BECAUSE WE OWE IT TO MUCH

    • May 30, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      @ Sotcha. it is interesting of you to vent out your anger about Matebelelandbecause a colleague of mine and I have been talking about the lack of development in Matebeleland. I know that the Ndebele’s are angry and bitter and rightly so. I feel your anger and your pain and I dont think as a Shona I can say anything to ease that anguish. Maybe actions will speak louder than words. We need a new generation that will rise above past challenges and pave a new light for a new Zimbabwe. We are all equal in the eyes of God, Ndebele’s and Shonas alike.

    • Thinkwell Newguy in Zimabwe
      September 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

      SOTSHA LIKALANGA, yu talk bullshit abt dividing the country. Thats nothing to do with the killings in our roads. Zimbabwe is a nice country. We inheritate it from our forefathers. Telling us abt dividing the country because yu have failed to cab your situation means that you are a failure. Yu expect other people to solve you own shit…..come work up. The Were do yu think the coloured can go, or those born between your Ndebele and the Shona. Where will they fit …..through then in Limpopo!

  10. May 31, 2012 at 7:10 am

    @Sotsha, so do you think comments like “I’m a NDEBELE my wish is that ZIMBABWE be divided and let the shonas fight alone in the east” will heal Zimbabwe? In case you were not aware, poor service delivery doesn’t just affect you because you are Ndebele! It affects every single Zimbabwean! The sooner we stop backward mentality comments about we the Ndebeles or you the Shonas, the closer we will get to creating a new Zimbabwe! #just saying#

    • May 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm

      @ Republic of sunshine, well said. We really need to reconcile and put the past behind us. We are constantly looking back, Mashonaland versus Matebeleland, Blacks versus white and all the pains of the past are constatly being dug. If we want to see Zimbabwe develop as a nation we have to make it happen by ourselves. Running away to other countries doesn’t change the situation in Zimbabwe.

  11. May 31, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Ennias :

    Thats true so us people we need to take action like what they do in other countries we need to unite. The other thing lam going write my provision for the first time can u give me some tips

  12. June 3, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Republic of sunshine and Zimdev, you are so right. the situation in Zimbabwe does not only affect a person because they are Shona or Ndebele, it affects everyone living in the country. I am not Zimbabwean but I did live in Zim for many years and think of it as my second home. plus my sis is now married to a Zimbabwean man and his family is my family. my heart just breaks for them when i think of all the hardships they have to face. I ended up on this site cuz my sis is getting her licence and i know just how hard it is for her. Indeed it is time for people in Zim to unite and not think of each other as Shona or Ndebele. you may say its non of my business but I really do feel bad about whats happening and just felt like saying something. ONE LOVE GUYS!!!

    • June 4, 2012 at 11:41 am

      Thank you Katinka. It starts with one person. We can all make a choice to love one another and unite for the sake of our nation.

    • June 4, 2012 at 11:43 am

      @ Katinka, hope you were not planning on buying your siter a license….. Zimbabwean roads are dangerous, and I think its because of all the people who buy a license without being competant.Thank you for standing by us Zimbo’s.

  13. Rodgers
    July 13, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    It is bater because if you do not pay bribe mybe u pay &pay at of the end you loose your money.

  14. August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    that gud

  15. August 15, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    and mie to l want to by a licence

    • August 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

      bad idea @Taff. dont feed corruption..

  16. August 29, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Excellent information once again.. Thank you;)

  17. wellington
    September 10, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    i recently sat for my provisional exam, no hussles i got everything correct. The secret is on understanding the rules of the road, read highway code, chart, and revise questions fair and fine.

    • September 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      Well done @Wellington. I agree, preparation is the most important thing.

    • Rodney
      May 29, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      Where did you sit for the test and how many times did you???

      • June 7, 2013 at 1:01 pm

        @ Rodney, i sat the test in Harare and Mutare three times and passed in Harare. third time lucky…. As for the road test… that was another issue.

  18. October 11, 2012 at 1:09 am

    What can we do then?Eish its embarassing!

  19. save Lives
    October 18, 2012 at 11:49 am

    M glad to see that there are people who are against corruption,have gone kuroad test 6 times and evry time they find fault with me .My provisional will expire on the 28th of October and will write again.

  20. worried
    October 23, 2012 at 9:28 am

    even worse in zishavane

  21. lonley
    October 28, 2012 at 10:21 am

    hie guys do u open during the first week of january?is our licence equivalent to international licence?is the highway code avalable on internet?thanx 4 yo help

    • Lisa
      October 30, 2012 at 5:29 pm

      It is really hard in zim to get a license i had to go to v.i.d 5tyms to get my license i wrote my provisional twice… Bt ther ar some good v.i.d staff who dnt aim fo bribe bt i understand people who buy licenses coz ther ar pushed to do it buy vid staf who wil nt giv yu a licens unles yu bribe no matter hw good yu ar in driving and havn a license daz nt mean yu ar a perfet driver yu can stil make an accident wether yu bot yo licens or got it straight driving is not abt hw yu got the licens bt hw wel yu knw the rules of the rod and driving itself ther ar sme good drivers who dnt have licenses bt drive better than some with licenses so what am tryna say is road safety is nt abt havn a licens or hw yu got yo licens i blame the v.i.d staf bcoz if ther went after bribe people wldnt be forcd to buy licenses and i honestly dnt believe a person who rly dazn knw hw to drive wil be stupid inaf to go buy a licens bfo lening how to drive wel..so licens or nt lets drive wel and be alert on the road at all tyms..

      • November 2, 2012 at 11:08 am

        That is a nice way of looking at it. Do you think that maybe we have so many accidents because people don’t know how to drive because they bought licenses without being able to drive.

    • November 2, 2012 at 11:10 am

      @ lonely. We aren’t actually involved in licensing, I think the VID and the driving schools only close during the public holidays, that is Christmas and New Year and are back at work soon after.With the way they like money, I’m sure they are going to be open. Best thing is to call them and ask.

    • November 2, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I dont think its online. I was thinking that maybe someone must scan it and we can post it online, but we’d have to find out about the copyright laws.

  22. lonely
    November 4, 2012 at 12:15 am

    thanx 4 yo help,i do appreciate it,kp well on doing good.

  23. Memory
    November 9, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I tried to get my licence numerous time in kwekwe and i always fail on the road due to various thing like “you didnt try and avoid the potholes” how do i avoid them when the whole road is just pot holes
    I even paid Mr Matenga a VID manager for it and he just conned me of my money.

    November 18, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I just wanna ask , how long can I wait for the metal disk after I got my license . And if I have a temporal license can I manage to apply for an Internal Driving Licence and how can I apply meaning the requirements and where can I apply. thank you

    • November 19, 2012 at 8:41 am

      Hello. It takes a shorter time to get your metal license. It seems that those who got licenses a year ago have now received their licenses. So it doesn’t take as long as it used to. For the International Drivers licence contact the

    November 20, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    thank can I manage to get the details of whom to contact for the information of this international licence

    • November 21, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Gees, you need to contact the AA, check their website. I put a link onto their website, or pay them a visit, I’m sure you can contact any local AA office since they are international.

    November 23, 2012 at 10:54 am


  27. inselberg
    December 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    then why do i prepare for the examination when i know that i have to bribe to get a license

  28. January 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Straightforward read, cannot get ample wish there were more like this specific. will like this kind of post upon facebook.

  29. January 26, 2013 at 12:08 am

    With this article you clarify a couple of the more noteworthy ideas.

    Simple to read through and inclusive of valuable resources!

    Thank you for posting How to Buy a Zimbabwean Drivers License Zimdev!

  30. maxwell chikowe
    February 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm


  31. February 21, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Your own post, “How to Buy a Zimbabwean Drivers License
    Zimdev” was indeed truly worth commenting on!

    Just wished to announce you really did a good work.
    Thanks for your time ,Debbra

  32. baby
    February 26, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    you are all crazy if you saying no corruption, its impossible these days. i studied for my prov for about two weeks and before hand i already had a general knowledge about the road,went for the test and failed. and all the guy said was ”better luck next time”. its a rip off i tell you. i knew all those questions and i was very confident only to get my hopes shattered. these days the only way out is to pay or to go to those little remote areas to get your license. those taking the long route, good luck to you. Zimbabwe has left me no option.

  33. March 26, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    i am going on Thursday for my provisionals at the Bulawayo VID and i just wanted to find out if its the same thing in Bulawayo,iv seen there ridiculous questions but im nervous because i don”t know if i have to pay.DOES ANYONE KNOW ABOUT THE BULAWAYO VID

    • jo jo
      April 25, 2013 at 6:02 pm

      You know when you have tht awesome feeling when you open your exam paper and evrything is from the chapter you just read with one eye whilst sipping your morning coffee earlier. Its fresh in your mind and you are positive about evry mark you make on your answer sheet. .that’s what I did I studied for a month.I was alright.the great thing about the highway code and the questions is tht it makes sense and it is logical so there is no need for cramming. Having skimmed thru the test questions one more time,the last thing I read ws the section we were tested on.I wrote the answers as they were in th testbook. Confident. But alas! I was told four wrong,try agen next time, so was a gentleman who had been singing answers outside before we had written and a number of other ppl. There we’re only 7 people who passed out of a group of about 40. I was so so so disapointed.this bribary thing has really gotten out of hand.let’s do something. Do they realise how expensive it is and to be so evil as to just fail sm1 for no reason.thts bad.right now I’m thinkn wch way shud I go about this?!

      • April 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

        writing O or A level is less daunting than the provisiona I feel your pain and anger. How do wevget this right?

    • April 25, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      @ ahmed. Did you pass?

    • Elton Thabane
      June 21, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      i wrote my provisional on the 26th of june 2013 to tel u the truth the main thng u hve to tackle is tym they say 8minutes just to fool u remember an accident wnt tel u that its going to happen i got 76percent u hve to write everythng in 4minutes and dnt lie to yoself u wnt pass the 1st tym around i dnt want to pay a bribe bt in e place i live in i have to ,if u want more info email me at eltonelvistothabane@gmail.com

  34. zembrota
    April 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    anyone managed to scan some past test papers???????

    • April 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      I’ve always wanted to do that. Someone be nice and send us some questions.

  35. FRANK
    May 22, 2013 at 11:46 am


    • June 7, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      All the best. we are behind you 1000%!!

  36. peggy
    August 9, 2013 at 10:46 am

    great post….thumbsup to the writer
    I am planning to take one i south africa..so i wanna know if it wont be a problem using that license in zim.

    • August 12, 2013 at 3:33 pm

      @Peggy, thank you. I believe you can use your SA license in Zim. I’m not sure how long you can use it for. You’d need to enquire with the licensing department. If its a problem you can always get the international license at the AA.

  37. August 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Very good article. I am from an exam and I failed because after the three point turn in the V.I.D grounds I moved forward to pick the instructor up so that we move to the next step, which is going into town. Apparently he was supposed to tell me to move forward to pick him up. I have no idea what that has to do with actually driving in the road but it was worth a fail to the instructor. I am angry because money is really hard to come by, and after you toil just to secure that $50.00 someone throws it in the bin with no idea what you would have gone through and in the process treats you like dirt as though the test was a donation and you never paid for it. I wont bribe, because that only makes this situation worse. I will keep returning, just as i did with my provisional license until God makes it pull through. I hope when I stop next time and wait for his signal, he won’t ask why i never moved on to the next step to pick him up. Zimdev, please make this a lot more public. Next time I go for my test, which is Monday, I will put my phone on record and share with the nation this corruption. Hopefully someone out there will do something about it, and I will do my part by refusing to bribe.

    • August 26, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      @ajandce, did you pass, and did you take any videos. We need more active citizens.

  38. Papa Jamaica
    August 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Corruption in Zimbabwe is at highest peak. Please God help those who are been defrauded
    day light. Zimbabwe license is like you want to buy gold.

  39. prosper kumigore
    December 19, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    i really support you for your good work of letting people knw how bad it is to buy a licence.its costing many lifes accidents and death rates are many in the roads . even a child have the licence already u wonder where he/she found it yet he or she is under eighteen

    • December 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm

      @Prosper, thank you. We need more people to stand for what is right.

  40. Prospect
    December 27, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    zim traffic field z corrupt.I tried hard to to obtain my Learners en ended paying up `$135 just for a learners.I cant do this anymo .Another Vid guy was askng $150 to get me a license en em tired of this shit whr by if U dont have money money U dont get anything.I quit this license thing,licence sold @ a kiósk.

    • December 27, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      It is frustrating for sure.

  41. corrupt officer
    December 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    buy or die no licence

  42. sharkfish
    January 6, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    i waz brd t death today…i went for theoral test….the vid guy used the wrong stencil to mark my paper…i cldn blv mi eyes…..one of the guys askd mi to pay 80 bux or else i wil continue failing…..i want to go bek 2ma and record them…mxm sons of bitches

  43. Tickle
    January 9, 2014 at 7:16 am

    But we used to this new Zimbabwe,corruption is the only way out.the only thing we have to worry about is where can l get cash to bribe someone so that my things go smooth,period.

    • January 9, 2014 at 3:28 pm

      Please someone, record these people.

  44. pipi
    January 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    zvandinetsa ini

  45. trdtft
    February 2, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    nxaaa mbavha dzevanhu

  46. trdtft
    February 2, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    makava avanhu

    • February 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm

      I know to drive a car but what i need is licence kwete yefon’ukon’u

  47. owen
    February 9, 2014 at 9:08 am

    zimbabwean drivers are e best in africa,believe t or not

  48. February 26, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Can i buy a licence also

  49. Sharpton
    March 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Is it the way they operate? Cheating doesn’t pay.

    • April 4, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Unfortunately, it is so.

  50. fernando
    May 4, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Hw long does it tek to get a defensive

    • June 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Contact the AA.

  51. Kylie Hubbard
    June 19, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I went for my learners today and went and watched them mark it and the guy marking said i got 15 wrong so i asked what i did wrong and he said go and ask at reception and they will explain, i went to the reception with my boyfriend and i was called back to the examining room only to be told he had the stencil upside down so he remarked it and said i got 5 wrong still upset i went to the reception again and was told that they cant help me i must just go and study. Remembering that i have now done my learners 8 times and have failed each time by one or two times. The questions that they ask are very confusing and the diagrams sometimes are not very clear and certain things are not relevant to a learners license for example: Is an Ambulance supposed to be fitted with seat belts? A) Yes B) No or C) it is obvious. well just for your information that is not in the highway code that is why they are selling question and answer books on the street now. By the way the answer to that question is B. No

    • June 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Our system is really messed up. I think they need to really update their licensing department and introduce computer aided tests with practice tests that you can take on the computer. In the mean time, people who have never read the highway code go and buy their licenses and go on to kill people on the roads. What a shame!
      Sorry about the exam. I went through that, I know how it feels, I was really frustrated when I wrote this post. I eventually got the license though. I bought all the books on the street, crammed the answers, they don’t need to make sense, just know the answers in the book. That’s what worked for me.

  52. taurai tasaranarwo
    September 19, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    we going to pay bribes ,because of vid officers u writte several times bt they say u feel.

  53. September 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    how can i got a track for lesence, and how many lesence may i do if i want class 2 drivers licence

    • October 21, 2014 at 8:06 am

      @bothwell, contact a driving school close to where you live. It all depends on how fast you learn and if you have any experience.

  54. Newman Ncube
    January 7, 2015 at 9:35 am

    I know how to drive can you help me to take a licence easly lets talk plz

  55. stanley john gogwe
    March 13, 2015 at 8:01 am

    im a victim of the scheme run by the vid i repeated tests 3 times and failed and never got to see my the exam answer sheet i had wrtten ,i love driving and now i just drive without a lisence because of how corrupt are the people involved in helping m to get 1

  56. Spike
    May 21, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    It’s called’Tora mari United’. I have been to VID Chitungwiza and and yet to come across someone with a 100% pass mark,Why? Because some of their questions have no answers,that are as per the recommended Blue Book tjat tjey recommend you to buy,sold at their gate with supposedly all the answers. For example,the Paper 9 has this question:You check the rear view mirror and you see an aeroplane in the sky….The answer should be :adjust the mirror,but this answer is not on the list of multiple choice answers. It seems they want to deliberately fail people by not having any answers on some questions. VID must give people the answers orally on every sitting if they are genuine about assisting people,because the objective is for one to know where exactly they have supposedly failed,and not to milk people by giving people irrelevant tricky questions that do not enhance their driving skills. $20 is a lot of money to part with just to be told you failed without getting any convincing answers.

  57. Spike
    May 21, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    It’s called’Tora mari United’. I have been to VID Chitungwiza and and yet to come across someone with a 100% pass mark,Why? Because some of their questions have no answers,that are as per the recommended Blue Book that they recommend you to buy,sold at their gate with supposedly all the answers. For example,the Paper 9 has this question:You check the rear view mirror and you see an aeroplane in the sky….The answer should be :adjust the mirror,but this answer is not on the list of multiple choice answers. It seems they want to deliberately fail people by not having any answers on some questions. VID must give people the answers orally on every sitting if they are genuine about assisting people,because the objective is for one to know where exactly they have supposedly failed,and not to milk people by giving people irrelevant tricky questions that do not enhance their driving skills. $20 is a lot of money to part with just to be told you failed without getting any convincing answers.

    • May 22, 2015 at 4:51 pm

      Tora mari United!! I wish their emphasis was on producing good drivers.

      • luckmore
        September 10, 2015 at 10:46 am

        Ini ndava nemprovision 4 achi expires ska ndakuda kutenga ndikawana ways

  58. Nkosilathi
    June 25, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Its better to buy if u know the rules of the road and to drive,an one who knows the ring lead of the deal,contact me i want one,iam ay SA 0737332941

  59. Alex mclean
    September 18, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Nkosilathi tell me more

    • Tatenda
      October 20, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      How much can I buy a license
      How much can I buy a license

      • January 15, 2016 at 5:56 pm

        You are a joker….

  60. January 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    but how to get out of bribe. coz it is getting hard for christians

    • January 15, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      @ Kudakwashe, you are right. It is getting harder and harder especially with the current economic situation. Well, in my opinion, it all works out about the same, you just have to keep going, till they get tired of you. I would keep going to the same office.

      • Paul Alexander Naidoo
        January 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

        I managed to get my Provisional License with ease I scored 92%. Now the Road Test, I went to Bindura VID for my 1st attempt, I failed on the reversing haha, by the way in Bindura the test is slightly different. 2nd try was here in Harare again I failed on the hillstart although my examiner looked like a dirty con man. After that I decided maybe I should try “buying” my license. Again just got totally ripped off and conned. I want to go give the test another try maybe in Chitingwiza hopefully I’ll be able to do it this time. Will let you know how that goes

  61. January 24, 2016 at 1:33 pm


  62. January 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    How long does it take to learn driving (class2) frm day 1?

  63. anthen94
    March 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    contrary to all your experiences i passed my provs the first time, went on a tuesday, wrote with the first class and i got 96% only paid $20, no bribe, went back in December for the road test my instructor downright told me i wouldnt pass if i didnt fork out 150 dollars. forked out 250 bucks to cover everything and i got my licence on the first day. i am expecting my metal disc anytime from now.
    bottom line is always be ready to pay extra for a basic service in zimbabwe, thats just how it is and accepting it is just wrong but we have all grown to be indifferent about the whole corruption thing. its just too much to fathom and we would very much rather find ways of surviving around it than preventing it. its why Zimbabweans are called survivors we do make lemonade out of the daily lemons economy shoves in our faces day in day out.

  64. Dumiso Donald
    May 8, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I benefited a lot from your views guys. Thanx

  65. Dumiso Donald Shumba
    May 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    I am also planning to book the provision.

  66. Dumiso Donald Shumba
    May 8, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    Please help me with the sample of the qstns

  67. shox
    June 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Please pple don’t buy deaths

  68. shox
    June 16, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    Please pple don’t buy deaths. Coz if u try it u will hate those ives muchaita husimbe hwekufema mukatenga zvekwamambo izvo

  69. Barbra
    June 21, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I have been constantly failing my road test since April in Harare and my father can’t stand driving me places everytime. What can be done. buy a licence or just go to bindura or chinhoyi and try again?

    • August 15, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Hello @Barbra, I would try another town? All the best, or maybe you have made it already.

  70. July 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    hi: I need licence class2 this year guys help plzz. I have done my lessons in South Africa thanks

  71. July 24, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Makadini. Whatsapp me 0627601763 i need licence class 2

  72. thembani
    July 28, 2016 at 9:56 am

    For a class two test
    A. Net mass 5000kg or more, length greater than 7mt
    B. Net mass 5000kg or less, length less than 7mtr
    C. Net mass 5000kg or less, length greater than 7mtrs

  73. munice
    August 13, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    i need a drivers license but i dont know the steps to take

  74. Rue
    August 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    l firstly did Oral lessons with a Driving School in town for three days(1 hr after work only), the fourth day l went to VID and paid my fee $20 to write provisional and l got 1 answer wrong. Most people failed, if you prepare you will pass. The license thing l did the same, went for 2 weeks everday after work for 1 hr lessons and the weekend that followed l booked and got tested the same day and passed too. You can do it.

    • November 8, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Wow. Well done. Thank you for the encouragement.

  75. odt
    October 23, 2016 at 10:48 am

    i need driver license from zembabwe any one help me

    • November 8, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      Start with provisional test

  76. Jnr
    January 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

    hi guys i want to kno how much do i have to folk out to buy a licence coz iam sick and tired of failing.

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