Zimbabwe Introduces SADC-Compliant Plastic Driver’s Licences, Expanding Access to 25 African Countries
Zimbabwe’s recent announcement of replacing the old metal disc driver’s licences with high-tech plastic cards has triggered a wave of reactions on social media.
Zimbabwe is finally bidding farewell to its traditional metal disc driver’s licences and ushering in a new era of modernization and regional integration.Zimbabwe Introduces SADC-Compliant Plastic Driver's Licences
Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Felix Mhona announced yesterday that Zimbabwe will officially replace the metal discs with Southern African Development Community (SADC) compliant plastic licences, effective June.
By conforming to SADC, COMESA, and the East African Community standards, this new plastic licence will grant Zimbabwean drivers access to 25 African nations. Among these countries are South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Eswatini, Sudan, Tunisia, Tanzania, Zambia, Lesotho, Libya, Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
However, as with any significant change, the transition from metal to plastic has sparked a wave of mixed reactions on social media.
While many social media users expressed their enthusiasm for the technological upgrade, some individuals couldn’t help but comment on the aesthetic choices surrounding the new licences.