Zambia: Challenging denial of driving licences to deaf persons

Salc : Staff Writer

SALC is supporting a petition by 3 deaf persons and the Zambia Deaf Youth and Women (ZDYW) to challenge denial of driving licences in the case of Musukwa and Others v Road Transport and Safety Agency. The petitioners argue that Respondent’s application of section 62 of the Road traffic act to preclude deaf people from obtaining provisional and drivers’ licences and renewing drivers licences unconstitutionally infringes on the rights of deaf people to liberty, protection of the law, freedom of movement, freedom of expression and conscience, right to privacy and property and freedom from discrimination.