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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 02 OCTOBER 2013 NO 7

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIRST SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 2ND OCTOBER, 2013

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Quarter past two o’clock pm

The Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Banda T;

Beremauro G;

Bhebhe A;

Bhudha S.

Bunjira R

Butau D

Chakona P

Chamisa N

Chapfika D

Chasi F

Chibagu G

Chibaya A

Chidavaenzi E

Chibaya A

Chidhakwa S

Chidhakwa W

Chigudu M

Chigumba C C.

Chikomba L

Chikukwa M

Chikuni E

Chikwama B

Chikwinya N

Chimanikire G

Chimedza P Dr

ChimeneM M

Chimwamurombe A

Chinanzvavana C

Chinomona M M

Chinotimba J

Chiota P C

Chipanga K

Chipato A

Chirisa F

Chitembwe V J

Chitindi C

Chitura L

Chivamba K

Chiwa D

Chiwetu J Z

Cross E G

Dokora L.D.K

Dhewa W

Dube S

Dziva T M

Gava M

Gezi T

Tasungunurwa; G I

Gumbo E.

Gumbo Joram

Gwanetsa K K

Gwanongoza E

Haritotas P

Hlongwane M

Holder J

Hungwa G

Jaboon J

Kachepa N

Kadungure D A

Kanengoni T R

Kanhanga E W

Katsande A

Kaukonde R J

Kaundikiza M

Kazembe K

Kereke M

Khanye N

Khumalo M

Khumalo T

Khupe T

Kwaramba G

Labode M R

Mabuwa C

Machingauta C

Machingura R

Mackenzie I

Madanha M

Madondo T

Madubeko J

Madzimure W

Madzore P

Madzore S

Mahiya M

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majaya B

Majome F J

Makoni R R

Makonya J

Makunde T

Makweya M

Mandipaka O

Mandiwanzira S C

Mangwende S

Manyengavana M

Maondera W

Mapiki J

Maridadi J

Marumahoko R

Masamvu L

Mashakada T

Mashange W

Mashayamombe S

Mashonganyika D

Masiya D

Masuku P

Matambanadzo M

Matangaidze T

Matangira T R

Mataruse P

Mathe G

Matibenga L G

Matienga M

Matimba K M

Matuke L

Mavenyengwa R

Mavima P

Mawere M

Mawere M RN S

Mbwembwe E

Mguni O

Mhere E

Mhlanga A

Mhlanga N J

Mhona F T

Midzi A B M

Mkandla M

Mlambo W B.J;

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa E

Moyo F

Moyo G

Moyo L

Moyo R

Mpariwa P

Mpofu B

Mpofu M M

Mpofu O M

Mpofu R

Mtingwende T

Muchenje F

Muchenje M S

Muchinguri O

Mudambo T

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Muderedzwa R

Mafunga A

Mukanduri S T

Munochinzwa M

Mukwangwariwa F G

Mukwena R

Munengami F

Murai E

Musanhi K S

Musanhu S K

Musiiwa A

Musundire A L

Musvaire W

Mutematsaka C

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutseyami P

Muzondiwa E S

Muzungu - Masaiti E

Ncube D M

Ncube H

Ncube O

Ncube S

Ndebele A

Dlovu A

Ndlovu D M;

Ndlovu M S

Ndlovu N

Ndoro L F

Nduna D

Nkatazo M M

Nkomo M

Nkomo M

Nkomo R

Nkomo S S

Nleya L

Nyahwo A

Nyamupinga B B

Nyanhongo M

Nyathi B

Nyere C

Paradza K

Passade J

Pedzisai

Pemhenayi B

Phiri F P

Porusingazi E

Rudzirwayi J M

Runesu B

Rungani A

Ruvai E

Samkange J T

Sansole T W

Saruwaka T J.L.;

Shongedza E

Shumba K D

Sibanda C C

Sibanda D

Sibanda D P

Sibanda L

Sibanda M

Sibanda Z

Sithole G K

Simbanegavi Y

Sindi C

Tarusenga U D

Thembani S Z

Toffa J

Tongofa M

Tshuma D

Tsogorani J

Tsomondo C

Vutete M

Wadyejena J M

Zemura L

Zhanda P T

Zhou P

Zhou T

Zindi I

Ziyambi Z

Zvidzai S

Zwizwai M

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

Absent with leave

Hon. Kuruneri; Hon. Kasukuwere; Hon. Muzenda T.

 

1The Speaker informed the House that tomorrow, Thursday, 3rd October 2013, he will make a special announcement on what he had observed in the House.

2. Committee nominated-

Standing Rules and Orders: The Speaker (Chairperson), President of the Senate (Deputy Chairperson), Hon. Chinamasa, Hon. Dr. Sekeramayi, Hon. Mnangagwa, Hon. S.G.G. Nyoni, Hon. Khupe, Hon. Gonese, Hon Mlotshwa – the rest of the Committee Members to be appointed in due course.

3. The Speaker informed the House that His Excellency, the President had appointed Hon. Mnangagwa as Leader of Government Business in Parliament.

4. The Speaker also further informed the House that the MDC party had made the following appointments to the : Hon. Khupe, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament; Hon. Gonese, MDC Chief Whip in the National Assembly; and Hon. Mlotshwa, MDC Chief Whip in the Senate.

5. Questions without Notice.

6. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notice of Motion No. 1, for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 6, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

7. Hon. G. Moyo, seconded by Hon. Cross, moved: That this House-

RECALLS attacks by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya;

DEEPLY SADDENED by the death of sixty-two people and one hundred and seventy-five people who sustained injuries as a result of this terrorist attack;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Condemns the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya; and

Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and our solidarity with the

people of Kenya at this trying time.

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care: Debate adjourned until

tomorrow.

8. The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 3 and Order

of the Day No. 4, for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 5, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

9. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 1st
October – The Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry).

[Time elapsed: 4hrs 08 mins]

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: -

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

We the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon Mbwembwe.

 

On the motion of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs- Mashonaland East: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

10. On the motion of State for Provincial Affairs- Mashonaland East: The House adjourned at nineteen minutes to five o’clock pm.

J. F. MUDENDA,

Speaker.

THURSDAY, 3RD OCTOBER, 2013

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

1.Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 2nd
October – The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs- Mashonaland East).

[Time elapsed: 4hrs 08 mins]

Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows: -

May it please you, your Excellency the President:

We the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon Mbwembwe.

2. Hon. S. S. Nkomo

Hon. Mpariwa

That this House-

NOTING that Zimbabwe was once the breadbasket of Southern Africa and has now been reduced to a basket case;

DISTURBED by the Government’s lack of precautionary programmes to avert hunger in the face of poor rainy season;

CONCERNED by the acute shortage of food which has resulted in more than two million people facing starvation particularly in Masvingo, Midlands, Matebeleland and Manicaland Provinces;

MINDFUL of the fact that in Zimbabwe more than 2.2 million people are in need of food to avert starvation;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Resolves to set up a Parliamentary Committee to enquire into the food shortage crisis that is currently engulfing Zimbabwe; and

Calls upon Government to implement an urgent non-partisan drought and starvation mitigation programme.

 

3. Hon. Maridadi

Hon. Chimanikire

That this House:

ALARMED by the intermittent power cuts to both domestic and commercial consumers as a result of load-shedding and faults;

CONCERNED by the lack of capacity by ZESA to attend timeously to faults;

DEEPLY WORRIED by the ever increasing gap between demand and supply;

ALSO DEEPLY ALARMED by the lack of investment into the power sector by the shareholder;

FURTHER CONCERNED by the flight of qualified and experienced personnel which has adverse effects on the electricity supply industry;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Resolves that the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy conducts an inquiry into the power sector in Zimbabwe.

4. Hon. Khupe

Hon. Labode

That this House:

ALARMED by the number of women dying from breast and cervical cancer in Zimbabwe;

CONCERNED by the unavailability of cancer treatment in Zimbabwe;

DEEPLY WORRIED by the lack of accessibility to cancer treatment in Zimbabwe;

FURTHER CONCERNED that cancer treatment is not affordable especially to the majority of women;

DEEPLY SADDENED that cancer treatment is not available, accessible and affordable;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Recommends the introduction of a cancer levy in order to save many lives; and

Calls for the establishment of cancer treatment units in every district.

 

5. Adjourned debate on motion on the terrorist attacks on the Westgate Shopping Mall in Kenya (Adjourned 2nd October - The Deputy Minister of Health and Child Care).

[Days elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House-

RECALLS attacks by the terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya;

DEEPLY SADDENED by the death of sixty-two people and one hundred and seventy-five people who sustained injuries as a result of this terrorist attack;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Condemns the attack on the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya; and

Expresses its condolences to the families who lost their loved ones and our solidarity with the people of Kenya at this trying time - Hon. G. Moyo.

6. Hon. Gonese

Hon. Majome

That this House:

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land and all existing laws have to be aligned to the new Constitution;

RECOGNISING that the current pieces of legislation must reflect the thrust and spirit of the progressive dispensation brought about by the new Constitution;

WORRIED that the Executive seems to lack the necessary commitment and enthusiasm to expeditiously attend to this matter;

CONCERNED that the lack of certainty regarding which laws are not consistent with the letter and spirit of the new Constitution will result in the lack of clarity on the legal position on various issues;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Executive to urgently take steps to amend a number of laws to align them to the Constitution.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the Health Sector in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 1st October

- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs ).

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

ALARMEDby the deteriorating nature of the health sector in Zimbabwe which include the health infrastructure and services;

CONCERNEDby government’s lack of adequate attention, time and effort into averting the health crisis;

DEEPLY WORRIEDby the expanding gap between the private and public health delivery systems;

ALSO DEEPLY ALARMEDby the reports from Harare Central Hospital where mothers are delivering babies on the floor;

FURTHER CONCERNEDby the shortage of basic services such as water at government institutions;

NOW THEREFORE:

Resolves that the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care conducts an inquiry into the health sector in Zimbabwe - Hon. Dr. Labode.

8. Committee of Supply.

TUESDAY, 8TH OCTOBER, 2013

NOTICE OF MOTION

Hon. Hlongwane

Hon. Dr. Kereke

That this House:

CONCERNED by the high rate of de-industrialisation in Zimbabwe’s major cities and towns continuously in the last 12 years;

FURTHER CONCERNED by the levels of unemployment currently experienced in Zimbabwe;

DEEPLY WORRIED by the sanctions induced poverty levels that have blighted Zimbabweans for the past 12 years;

PERTURBED by the alarming brain and skills drain experienced by Zimbabwe’s economyin the last decade;

ALARMED by the arrogant unilateralism of the West which imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe without engaging in exhaustive dialogue;

NOW, THEREFORE:

Calls on the European Union, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America to lift all forms of sanctions they imposed on Zimbabwe.

Resolves to submit this motion, together with a covering letter to the European Parliament, the European External Action Service, the United States Congress, the Australian Parliament, New Zealand Parliament and the House of Commons, encouraging them to urge their governments to lift all forms of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe.

WEDNESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER, 2013

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

*1. Hon. Chinotimba: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to explain whether it is government policy for Local Authorities to employ Zimbabwean citizens and issue residential stands on partisan basis; and

to state measures that government has put in place to curb such malpractices.

*2. Hon. Gonese: To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry to give an update on progress made by the Ministerial Task-Force mandated to investigate the invasion of the Save Conservancy and recommendations made to government in that regard.

*3. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain why the Registrar General, Mr Tobaiwa Mudede and the Chairman of Civil Service Commission, Dr. Mariyawanda Nzuwah are still in the employment of the state after they have reached their retirement age.

*4. Hon. Gonese: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain:

i) the circumstances surrounding the inordinate delay in the completion of the Harare

International Airport Road linking with Enterprise road; and

ii) why Municipal land had been transferred to the contractor prior to the completion of the

project.

*5. Hon. Gonese: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, mechanization and Irrigation Development to state the tonnage of grain Zimbabwe has imported from Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and other neighboring countries during this year.

*6. Hon. Maridadi: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to state when the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act will be amended to ensure that suspects and accused persons, that is, defendants in criminal proceedings are accorded the rights to which they are entitled under sections 50 and 70 of the new Constitution

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