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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 14_MARCH_2012_NO._26

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 26

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH  SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2012

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

                             Members                                                                                      Present

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Chaderopa             F

Chambati T.S  Chibaya A.

Chebundo B,

Chidakwa B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chinomona M.M

Karenyi             L

Kasukuwere S

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khupe T

Mabhena G

Machacha         C

Madubeko J Madzimure W

Madzore P

Mahlangu T

Makamure        R

Makone T.M

Makuyana       M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangena J

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere           D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E

H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa      E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga         M

Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga           B

Matshalaga          O Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mlambo M

Mohadi          K.C.D

Mombeshora D.T

Moyo E

Moyo R

Mpariwa P

Mpukuta       L

Muchauraya P

Muchinguri O.C. Z.

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudiwa S

Muguti C

Munengami           F

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi                G

Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire A.L

Mutambara AG

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Navaya E

Ncube S

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nguni S.R

Chinyadza W,

Chiota P.C

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Dongo G.Z

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T.

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M.

Gwiyo C.C

Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa

N
Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza           S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

   Zhuwao P

Ziyambi

Zwizwai M.

W.Z  

Raradza E                                                      Sindi C

Sai S                                                              Sithole A

Samkange N.T.C                                           Sululu A

Sansole T.W                                                  Tachiona M

Shirichena E                                                  Tshuma B

Printed by Order of the House

                                   Apologies

 

              Hon. Chanetsa,  Hon. Chindori-Chininga,  Hon. Huruba, Hon. Mahoka,  Hon.

Mombeshora, Hon. Mpofu, Hon. Nyanhongo, Hon. Khumalo M, Hon. Zhanda

 

  1. The Acting Speaker made an announcement regarding the invitation of Hon Members from Matabeleland Province to the launch of the International Women’s Day to be held at Siyachihlaba in Binga District.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. The Minister of Labour and Social Services made a Ministerial Statement regarding the operations of Non Governmental Organisations in Zimbabwe.

 

  1. Karenyi, seconded by Hon. Kapesa, moved:

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local    Government and Urban Development  on the Third Quarter Budget Performance     of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the              year 2011.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon Chinyadza, seconded by Hon Karenyi, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 2, for today, stands over until Order, of the Day, No. 15 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notice of Motion No.3, for today, stands over until Order, of the Day, No. 15 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Hon Chebundo, seconded by Hon Chinyadza, moved:

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee  on

Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of National Railways of Zimbabwe. (S.C.5, 2012)

 

 

And objection having been taken that there were fewer than twenty – five

members the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum being not              present, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put at twenty-  two      minutes past five o' clock p.m. pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order

No. 27.

 

N.M. KHUMALO

Acting Speaker.

 

Note – The following members were present when the House adjourned:

Hon.Mudarikwa, Hon. Chebundo, Hon. Sibanda D., Hon. Chinyadza, Hon.

Chitando, Hon. Mahlangu, Hon. Garadhi, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Masaiti, Hon. Chambati, Hon. Cross, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Sululu, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Moyo R., Hon. Mabhena, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Gwiyo, Hon. Madzimure and Hon. Beremauro

 

 

THURSDAY, 15 TH MARCH 2012

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. THE ACTING MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS: That the Human Rights  Commission Bill [H.B. 2, 2011] and the Electoral Amendment Bill [H.B. 3, 2011]  which were superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh  Parliament be restored on the Order Paper  at the stages which the Bills had  reached in terms of the Provision of Standing Order No. 131(1)

 

  1. SECOND READING : National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) - The Minister of Industry and Commerce. 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 13th         March  – The  Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)     

 

   [Time elapsed: 4 hours 40 minutes]

 

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 Zhuwao

 

                          

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development  on the Third Quarter Budget Performance  of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the  year 2011.(S.C.5, 2012)   (Adjourned 14th  March - Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the

Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development  on the

Third Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government,

Rural and Urban Development for the year 2011.(S.C.5, 2012) –

Hon. Karenyi

 

5.           HON. CHINYADZA        HON. SANSOLE

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Committee on Public

Accounts on the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the             Management of Government Vehicles by CMED (Private) Limited  (S.C. 3,

2012).

 

  1. HON. MANGAMI HON.  MHASHU

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee           on  Education, Arts  and Culture on Primary and Secondary schools     textbooks tendering and distribution process under the Education Transition  Fund.(S.C. 6, 2012).

 

7. HON. MUPUKUTA  HON. MHASHU

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and National Housing on Phase Two Willowvale Flats Housing Project (S.C. 8, 2012).

 

  1.  HON. R. MOYO

             HON. N. NEMADZIVA

 

That this House:

 

AWARE that Air Zimbabwe has been operating at a loss since 1990.

 

CONCERNED that  the current majority shareholder which is the Government of       Zimbabwe has failed to initiate a sound turnaround strategy for this parastatal,

 

FURTHER CONCERNED that  the current fleet is old, outdated and beyond               resuscitation,

 

WORRIED by the serious erosion of brand Zimbabwe by the airline nationally          and internationally.

 

NOW THEREFORE, calls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;

  1. i) put the current fleet to pasture; and ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

 

9.          HON. GONESE              HON. S. MUSHONGA

 

That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to amend the Criminal Procedure and              Evidence Act in |Section 121 by the Repeal of Subsection 3.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service

Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro  (Adjourned  13th  March   – The  Minister of

Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed:  7]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

SADDENED by the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of

Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor  Eliphas

Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

 

NOTING that  the loss  was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a        committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence,              democracy, freedom and justice;

 

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE  Conveys its, profound condolences to             the widow of our departed leader;

 

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of  life;           Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered  sterling    services to the nation both before and after independence. -  Hon. Dumbu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned  13th  March  – The  Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed:  6]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts – Hon. Mutomba.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)

Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned  13th  March  – The  Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed:  5]

 

            Question proposed:  That this House:

 

             COGNIZANT  of the  need to publish in the  gazette and to enforce all        delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

 

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General)  Regulations

Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for

Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the  mining sector GN        114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival      which aims at  encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

 

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation              Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and       industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's  economic recovery;

 

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke              delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in             contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's  credibility into disrepute;

 

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address  broad based empowerment programmes – Hon.

Musundire.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on

Mines  and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani  Mashava Mine (S.C.10,

2011) (Adjourned 25th October - Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the

Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at       Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development (Adjourned 26th September – D. Sibanda).

   [Day elapsed: 2]

              

            Question proposed:   That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the public hearings on the state of service delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton. (S.C. 6, 2010)- Hon. Matimba.

 

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

WEDNESDAY,  21ST MARCH 2012

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

    ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

    * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.    HON. BALOYI: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

  1. i) the measures the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and ii) the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

*2.      HON. SULULU: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the House the

action that has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who             disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

  1. The meeting addressed by the United States Ambassador Charles on 20th                      July 2011 in Kwekwe, where youths, journalists and the public were                       assaulted in full view of the police force;

 

  1. the public hearing in the Government Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill on 23rd July 2011, where  some Members of Parliament,             Journalists and the public were assaulted again in full view of the  police
  2. The measures the Ministry has  put in place to avoid such embarrassing             actions from re-occurring.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26th October 2011]

 

 

*3.   HON. MUSHONGA: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain

to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence           Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central           Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of           the state:

 

  1. Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central
  2. Jesca Chidza from Manicaland, and
  • Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5th October 2011]

 

*4.     HON. GARADHI: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the Ministry's position with regards to former Golden              Kopje Mine employees who are being evicted by Chinhoyi City Council because             of their party affiliation.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd  November  2011]

 

*5.    HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to:

 

  1. Explain the Ministry's Policy regarding the release of information on Chiadzwa    Diamond Mines in view of the conflicting figures given by the chairperson of the            Minerals Marketing Cooperation of Zimbabwe and the Deputy Minister of Mines    Mining Development on diamond production.

 

  1. Explain the Ministry's policy in reporting to Parliament regarding the following mining companies operating at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields in view of the fact that only three companies are usually mentioned:

 

  • Mbada Diamonds which is run by MMCZ and Reclamation Company of South Africa
  • CANDILE run by ZMDC and retired Zimbabwe National Army Commanders.
  • ANGIN run by the Chinese and Zimbabwe National Army
  • Central Intelligence Organisation and partners
  • Zimbabwe Republic Police and Partners
  • Zimbabwe Prison Services and Partners
  • Marange Resources
  • Block Wood Mining
  • Condurango Investments

 

*6. HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to
  disclose all the Companies mining diamonds at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields, the
  total quantities that are mined per month and remittance to the Consolidated
 

 

Revenue Fund in terms of taxes, royalties and the government's share.
*7. HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to
  inform the House whether it is true  that there is theft and pilfering of diamonds
  which are sold in Mozambican markets after operation Hakudzokwi and state the
 

 

measures the Ministry is taking to stop the leakages.
*8.

 

HON JIRI: To ask the Minister of Energy to explain why:
  i)  The ZESA cable from Sherwood to Chivhu has serious breakdowns on a
 

 

monthly basis.
  ii)  Chivhu had less problems when it was connected to the ZESA cable from
 

 

Gweru and,
  iii) It takes more than two weeks to attend to breakdowns on the cable from
 

 

 

Marondera to Kwenda Mission school.
                                                            [Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November  2011]

 

*9.        HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Public Service what the Ministry's policy  is regarding the basic entry qualification for the lowest grade in the Public

Service in view of the 133 Youth Officers in Mazowe Central Constituency who        do not have a  single 'O' level qualification or any other legally recognised    qualification.

 

*10.      HON SAI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development  to state the measures the Ministry is taking to address the plight of    Village Heads and Headmen who have not received their allowances despite        having served in those capacities for a long time after appointment by their

Chiefs.

 

 

 

 

                                        

TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2012

 

NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF A BILL

 

THE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES:Bill to establish for the wellbeing of older persons; to provide for the appointment of a Director for Older Persons Fund and to provide for matters connected therewith, or incidental thereto-Older  Persons Bill [H. B.1,2011]

 

 

             BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL          COMMITTEE.

 

Urban Councils Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2011) – Hon. Matimba (Referred 29th         February 2012)

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Thursday 15th  March, 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 413

 

Media, Information and Communication Technology – Clerk Mr Mutyambizi

Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Sibanda, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Ziyambi.

 

Hon. S. Moyo to be Chairperson

 

 

Thursday 15th  March, 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 1

 

           Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperative Development – Clerk Ms            Mushunje

Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M, Hon. Maramwidze Hon.

Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo R, Hon.

Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon.

Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sindi, Hon. Tazviona, Hon.

Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba.

 

Hon. Moyo to be Chairperson

 

            Thursday 15th  March, 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 3

 

            Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development – Clerk Mr Kunzwa Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matienga, Hon.

Mahlangu, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena,

Hon. Sithole A.  Clerk Mr Kunzwa

 

Hon Matienga to be Chairperson

Thursday 15th  March, 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 4

 

Education, Sports and Culture- Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu,

Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Khumalo S., Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mhashu F.G, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Muza, Hon. S.M Ncube, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M.

 

Hon. Mangami to be Chairperson

 

 

 

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