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Road Tolls Regional Trunk Road Network (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (Statutory Instrument 39 of 2009)

Statutory Instrument 39 of 2009

Road Tolls Regional Trunk Road Network (Amendment) Regulations, 2009

SIs 39/2009, 122/2009

It is hereby notified that the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, in terms of section 6 of the Toll-roads Act [Chapter 13:13] has made the following regulations:—

1.  Title and date of commencement

These regulations may be cited as the Road Tolls (Regional Trunk Road Network) (Amendment) Regulations, 2009, and shall commence on the fifth working day after publication.

2.  Interpretation

In these regulations—

“bus” means a vehicle for the carriage of passengers having seating accommodation of more than twenty-four passengers;

“City to City Trunk Road Network” means roads of the Regional Trunk Road Network that link cities within Zimbabwe;

“foreign bus” means a bus registered outside Zimbabwe;

“haulage truck” means a goods vehicle having a carrying capacity of ten tonnes or more;

“heavy vehicle” means a goods vehicle having a carrying capacity of more than three tonnes but less than ten tonnes;

“goods vehicle” means a vehicle constructed or adapted for the conveyance of goods;

“light motor-vehicle” means a vehicle whose gross mass does not exceed three tonnes;

“person liable to pay a toll” means a person in charge of a vehicle in respect of which a toll is payable in terms of section 5;

“port of entry” means any point of entry of the Regional Trunk Road Network into Zimbabwe which is appointed as a port of entry in terms of section 14 of the Customs and Excise Act [Chapter 23:02];

“minibus” means a vehicle for the carriage of passengers having seating accommodation for not less than eight but not more than twenty-four passengers;

“motor-cycle” means any vehicle propelled by electrical or mechanical power which has fewer than four wheels and is designed to be steered by means of handlebars;

“Regional Trunk Road Network” means roads linking countries within the Southern African Region;

“road tolling point” means any point along the City to City Trunk Road Network which is designated as a road tolling point in the second column of the Second Schedule;

“Road Fund” means the Road Fund established by the Roads Act [Chapter 13:18] (No. 6 of 2001);

“transit vehicle” means any foreign bus or heavy goods vehicle that crosses between two ports of entry; “ZIMRA” means the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority established by the Revenue Authority Act [Chapter 23:11].

3. Declaration of road tolling points and toll-roads

(l) Every port of entry specified in the First Schedule shall be a road tolling point for the purpose of these regulations.

  • Every route along the City to City Trunk Road Network specified in the first column of the Second Schedule shall be a toll road for the purposes of the Act.
  • Tolls payable —
  • at ports of entry shall be paid at the ports of entry specified in the First Schedule;
  • for the use of the City to City Trunk Road Network shall be paid at the appropriate road tolling point along that network.

4. Person authorised to levy and collect tolls

ZIMRA is hereby authorised to levy and collect, for the benefit of the Road Fund, the tolls payable in terms of section 3(3) on vehicles using any road forming part of the Regional Trunk Road Network within Zimbabwe.

5.  Amount and collection of tolls

  • Subject to section 6, a person driving a vehicle specified in the first column of the Third or Fourth Schedule shall pay a toll at a port of entry or road tolling point as the case may be in the foreign currency specified in the second column of the Third Schedule or Fourth Schedule.
  • A person liable to pay a toll in terms of (1) has the option to pay the toll in Botswana Pula, South African Rand, Euros or British Pounds at the International cross rate of exchange of those currencies for the United States dollar prevailing on the day before the date of payment.

6. Exempted vehicles

(1) The following vehicles shall not be liable to pay a toll in terms of these regulations—

  • vehicles registered by a diplomatic mission which enjoys the privileges and immunities provided under the Privileges and Immunities Act [Chapter 3:03]; or
  • vehicles in the charge of any person connected with a mission referred to in paragraph (a); or
  • government number-plated vehicles belonging to the State; or
  • vehicles belonging to a fire brigade or ambulance service; or (e) vehicles bearing a ZIMRA logo on their body; or (f) subject to subsection (2), transit vehicles.

(2) No transit vehicle shall be exempt in terms of subsection (1)(f) unless the person in charge of the vehicle shows to ZIMRA—

  • proof of payment of transit charges as provided for in item 8 of the Fourth Schedule of the Road Motor Transportation (Public Service Vehicles) Regulations, 1998, published in Statutory Instrument 134 of 1998; and
  • either of the following which state the destination of the vehicle—
    • a bilateral permit or COMESA Treaty permit referred to in items 4 and 5 of the Road Motor Transportation (Public Services Vehicles) Regulations, 1998; or
    • a route authority issued in terms of section 12 of the Road Motor Transportation Act, 1997.
Port of entry

Beitbridge Border post

Chirundu Border post

Victoria Falls Border post

Kazungula Border post

Nyamapanda Border post

Kariba Border post Forbes Border post

Mt. Selinda Border post

Sango Border post

Mphoengs Border post

Maitengwe Border post

Pandamatenga Border post

Plumtree Border post

Kanyemba Border post

Mukumbura Border post

FIRST SCHEDULE (Section 3) PORTS OF ENTRY

SECOND SCHEDULE (Section 3)

ROAD TOLLING POINTS

 
Routes Road tolling points     Distance
1 Harare — Mutare Before Crocodile Motel (Rusape) between the  
  155-km peg and the 157-km peg

After Riverside (Odzi) between the

14 km from Rusape
  245-km peg and the 247-km peg 18 km from Mutare
2 Harare — Nyamapanda l3miles (before Sharnva turn-off) between  
  the 19,5-km peg and the 20,5-km peg 20 km from Harare
3 Harare — Chirundu Inkomo between the 39,5(3)-km peg  

 

  and the 40,5-km peg

Lions Den between the 136,5-km

40 km from Harare
  peg and the 137,5-km peg 22 km from Chinhoyi
4 Harare — Gweru After the Norton fly-over between the  
  44,5-km peg and the 45,5-km peg

After Kadoma between the 155-km

44,5 km from Harare
  peg and the 156-km peg 14 km from Kadoma
5 Harare — Masvingo Before Skyline between the 18-km  
  peg and the 19-km peg

Mushagashi between the 257,5-km

18 km from Harare
  peg and the 258,5-km peg 32 km from Masvingo
6 Harare - Mt Darwin Before Eskbank Farm between the  
  17,5-km peg and the 18,5-km peg 18 km from Harare
7 Gweru — Bulawayo Tree Top (Somabula turn-off) between the 16,5-km  
  peg and the 17,5-km peg 17 km from Gwçru
8 Gweru — Masvingo Shurugwi between the 19,5-km peg and the  
  20,5-km peg 10 km from Shurugwi
9 Gweru — Chivhu Sino turn-off between the 30,5-km  
  peg and the 31,5-km peg 31 km from Gweru
10 Bulawayo—Plumtree Before ZRPIhotel turn-off (Figtree) between the  
  36,7-km peg and the 37,7-km peg 37,2 km from

Bulawayo

11 Bulawayo— Victoria Falls After Cinderella (Hwange) between the  
  349-km peg and the 350-km peg

Before Nyamadhlovhu turn-off between the 12,5-km

6 km from Hwange
  peg and the 13,5-km peg 13 km from Bulawayo
12 Bulawayo— Beitbridge Naude Quarry Site between the 308,5-km peg  
  and the 309,5-km peg

Before Esigodini between the 36,5-km peg and the

11,7 km from

Beitbridge

  37,5-km peg 37 km from Bulawayo
13 Masvingo— Beitbridge Lutumba between the 262,5-km peg and the 2  
  63,5-km peg

Chivi turn-off between the 44,5-km peg and the

23 km from Beitbridge
  46-km peg 45 km from Masvingo
14 Masvingo—Mutare 22 miles between the 31,5-km peg and the 32,5-km peg 32 km from Mutate
15 Masvingo— Bulawayo Mashava between the 52,5-km peg and the 53,5-km peg

THIRD SCHEDULE

TOLLS AT PORT OF ENTRY

53 km from Masvingo
Vehicle USD
Motor Cycles 1,00
Light Motor-Vehicles 10,00
Minibuses 10,00
Buses 20,00

Heavy Vehicles                                                                                      20,00

Haulage Trucks                                                                                      20,00

FOURTH SCHEDULE TOLLS AT ROAD TOLLING POINTS

[Schedule substituted by s.i 122 of 2009]

Vehicle                                                                         USD

Light Motor-vehicles                                                                  1,00

Minibuses                                                                                 2,00

Buses                                                                                        3,00

Heavy vehicles                                                                          4,00

Haulage trucks                                                                           5,00

  1. The Road Tolls (Regional Trunk Road Network) Regulations, 2005, published in Statutory Instrument 246A of 2005 are repealed.

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