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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 16_MAY_2012_NO._34

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 34

 

 

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 16TH MAY 2012

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m. The  Speaker in the Chair

 

PRAYERS

 

Members Present

 

 

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Chaderopa             F

Chambati T.S   Chanetsa P.T, Chibaya A.

Chebundo B,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinyadza W,

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dumbu F,

Dzirutwe G

Dzinotyiwei H A

Gabbuza J, G

Garadhi S

Goto R

Gwiyo               C.C

Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa               N

Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi L

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo S.S,

Khumalo T

Kumalo M

Mabhena G

Machacha         C

Madubeko         J

Madzimure W

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Makamure R

Makuyana       M

Mandebvu N.T

Mangami          D

Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E

H

Mare M

Masaiti E

Matamisa      E.E

Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga M

Matinenga E.T

Matonga           B

Matshalaga          O Matutu T

Mazikana      P.H

Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mlambo M

 

Moyo E

Moyo G

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpukuta         L

Muchauraya P

 

Mudarikwa S

Mudavanhu E

Mudiwa S

Muguti C

Mukanduri S.T

Munengami

Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi

Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire

Musvaire W

F

G

A.L

Mutambara AG

Mutsekwa G.T

Muza I

Navaya E

Ncube                     S

Ndambakuwa F

Ndava R

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza            S

Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Pasihomusha-

Matiza B.J

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W Sululu A  Ziyambi W.Z Saruwaka T.J.L Tachiona M Zwizwai M.

Shirichena E                                                 Tazviona R

Shoko M                                                        Tshuma B

Sibanda C.C                                                   Varandeni J

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N                                                    Zhuwao P

Sindi C                                                            Zinyemba M

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

                                   Apologies

 

                               Hon. Chidakwa, Hon. Chinamasa, Hon. Langa, Hon. Mombeshora,

Hon. Murerwa,  Hon. Mnkandhla Hon. S.S. Nkomo, Hon. Shamu, Hon Huruba

 

  1. The Speaker informed the Members that the Organising Committee of the        National Day of Prayer was inviting all Hon. Members as individuals to attend           the National Day at the Smithfield, Harare Show ground on Friday 25th May 2012     starting from 0830 hours to until 1400 hours. Hon. Members were reminded that              since it was not a state occasion, Parliament would not provide fuel and

 

  1. Questions with Notice

 

  1. Questions without Notice

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notices of

motion No.1 for today stands over until the rest of the motions have been              disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notices of          Motions Nos. 2 and 4, for today, stand over until Order  24, for today, has             been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. R. Moyo with leave, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 3, for today, be withdrawn from the Order Paper.

 

Notice of Motion, with leave, withdrawn.

 

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

 

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

Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service Delivery to the Local Authorities of Gutu and Chiredzi (S.C.13, 2012)

 

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

 

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

Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies and Forestry

Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) –  (Adjourned  15th May   – The Minister of

Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

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

Portfolio Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on      Conservancies and Forestry Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) – Hon Nezi   

 

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

 

  1. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Orders of the Day, Nos. 7 to 13, for today, stand over, until Order No. 14, for today has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

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

Public Works and National Housing on Phase Two Willowvale Flats Housing

Project on   (S.C.8, 2012)   (Adjourned 28th  March – the Minister of National  Housing and Social Amenities)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: 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). - Hon Mupukuta

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

                        

  1. On the motion of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: The House adjourned at ten minutes to five o' clock p.m.
  2. N. M. MOYO Speaker.

 

 

THURSDAY 17TH MAY 2012

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.          THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, MECHANISATION AND IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

 

THAT WHEREAS, SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTION 11B of the Constitution of       Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement acceded to,         concluded or  executed by or under the authority of the President and with one or      more states or  Governments or international organisations shall be subject to  approval by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the International Plant Protection Convention was revised and    approved by the FAO Conference at its 29th Session in Rome in November 1997;

 

AND WHEREAS, the entry into force of the  aforesaid protocol is subject to      ratification by  the signatory Member States in accordance with their respective         constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of Section 111B of the      Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid protocol be and is hereby        approved.

 

2.       THE MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, MECHANISATION AND IRRIGATION DEVELOPMENT

 

THAT WHEREAS, SUBSECTION (1) OF SECTION 111B  of the Constitution  of  Zimbabwe provides that any convention, treaty or agreement aceeded to,  concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President and with one or  more states or Government or international organisations shall be subject to  approval by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the entry into force of the aforesaid protocol is subject to      ratification by  the signatory Member States in accordance with their respective         constitutional procedures;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of subsection (1) of Section 111B of the      Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid protocol be and is hereby        approved.

 

  1. COMMITTEE :Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2011)- The              Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs

 

                  (See Notice of Amendments)

 

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

 

  1. COMMITTEE: Consideration of an Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal

Committee on the Electoral Amendment Bill  (H.B. 3, 2011) – Hon. Mushonga

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th        May   – 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

 

7. HON. CHIKWINYA  HON. MATONGA

 

That the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Media, Information and           Communication Technology on the State of Public Media in Zimbabwe which      was superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament  be restored on the Order Paper.

 

8.          HON. CROSS             HON. MATSHALAGA

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on  Budget, Finance and Investment Promotion on the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority            (ZIMRA's) operations at Border Posts (S.C. 9, 2012).

 

9.          HON. MANGAMI             HON. GOTO

 

That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the untimely death of Hon. B. Chikava on Sunday, 17th December 2011, the Honourable Member for Mount Darwin Constituency.

 

Places on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member rendered to Parliament and the nation: and

 

Resolves that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the family of the deceased Member of Parliament.

 

10.        HON. MATAMISA         HON. GUMBO

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Fifth Ordinary Session of the

Second parliament of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP)

 

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

Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service Delivery to the Local

Authorities of Gutu and Chiredzi (S.C.13, 2012)   –  (Adjourned  16th May   –

            The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development on Service

Delivery to the Local Authorities of Gutu and Chiredzi (S.C.13, 2012)    – Hon Karenyi   

 

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

Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies and Forestry

Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) –  (Adjourned  16th May   – The Minister of

            Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio             Committee on Natural Resources, Environment and Tourism on Conservancies             and Forestry Plantations (S.C. 11, 2012) – Hon Nezi   

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on          Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development  (SC 10, 2012) –

(Adjourned  15th May   – The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary

            Affairs)

 

 

[Day Elapsed 1]

 

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

Committee on Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development on the

Challenges and Constraints Affecting the Operations of Vocational Training Centres in Zimbabwe (S.C. 10, 2012) - Hon. Matienga

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion 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 (Adjourned 27th March -Hon. Gonese )

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: 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

 - Hon. Gonese

              

             

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

Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (S.C. 5, 2012)-(Adjourned 22nd March – Hon. Sibanda D).

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of the National Railways of Zimbabwe (S.C. 5, 2012) -Hon Chebundo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on 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)  (Adjourned 22nd March – Hon. Gonese).

 

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed:  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) – Hon. Chinyadza

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on 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) – (Adjourned 28th March –  The Minister       of  Education, Sport Arts and Culture)

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question Proposed:  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) – Hon. Mangami.

 

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

Health and Child Welfare on the state of affairs at NatPharm (S.C. 2, of 2012) –       (Adjourned 22nd March - Hon. Sibanda D).

 

Question proposed:That this House takes note of the First Report of the   Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the state of affairs and NatPharm  (S.C. 2, of 2012) - Hon. Parirenyatwa. 

[Day elapsed: 1]

  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 15th  March – Hon Chinomona)

 

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

           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

 

  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. SECOND READING : Urban Councils Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2011) - Matimba

 

  1. COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 23RD MAY 2012

              

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

    ♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

    * QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

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

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. BALOYI:  To ask the Co - Ministers  of Home Affairs

 

  1. a) Whether they are aware of the incident involving ZRP details that resulted in              the death  of a border jumper at the Bubi River Bank in Chikwalakwala and to     b)  Explain what measures have been taken to bring the culprits to book and to  prevent recurrence of such incidents.

 

*4.        HON MAKAMURE:  To ask the Co - Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the  following to the House

  1. Government's Policy or the procedures regarding the sale of stray or lost cattle
  2. Measures which have been put in place to assist the rural people who have no access to the Media to be informed about such auctions of stray cattle.

*5.        HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain the  position regarding the Commissioner General of Police's Post.

 

 

 

*6.   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]

 

*7.     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]

 

*8.      HON CHIMHINI: To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban

Development to explain to the House why for seven years now, the Mutasa District

Development Fund has not been able to service or maintain roads such as Honde          Green to Ngarura - Rupinda, Muterere to Mandeya2, Hauna to Mandeya 2 via           Loretto and any other roads  under its jurisdiction.

 

 

*9. HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban
  Development to advise the House what steps a community can take against
  traditional leaders, such as village head Shepherd Sagambe, Mutirowaenda
  Katambarare and Ndai Dondo, a ZANU P.F. Chairperson in Ward One,
  Mutasa North Constituency, who force people to bring National Identity cards
  to their homesteads and use the Identity Cards to appoint villagers as Party
  structure officials to cells and branches and bar people from attending any other
 

 

 

political rallies other than ZANU P.F. rallies.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*10. HON . NDEBELE:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban Development to inform the House

i)Why he appoints councillors who lost their posts during 2008 elections and those who abused council funds during their term into position of authority.

 

  ii) Whether it is government policy to elect special interest councillors from
 

 

 

ZANU P.F. Only.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*11. HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban
 

 

Development to explain:
  i)  Whether it is government policy to allow District Administrators such as Mr
  Dhliwayo of Mutasa District, to summon village heads to political meetings
 

 

addressed by Mr Jabulani Sibanda.
  ii)  How the families of the deceased Village Heads, Edward Chijara, Tonganayi
  Mamombe and Paul Mukariri will be compensated after a lorry belonging to Mr
  L.P. Masamvu an aspiring ZANU P.F.  Parliamentary candidate, overturned and
  killed the three village heads  and injured more than forty other heads on their
 

 

 

way to a political meeting at the District Administrators Offices.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*12. HON JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Local Government Rural and Urban
 

 

Development to explain why
  i)  Chikomba Rural Ditrict Council is allowed to run its affairs unprofessionally
 

 

and without control.
  ii)   The Council does not entertain submissions made by rate payers during the
 

 

time of budget consultation
  iii)  The Council allows people to operate garages along streets e.g  near Total
 

 

garage in Chivhu.
  iv)  Vendors are allowed to sale sadza at unhealthy places and the market
 

 

opposite Vics Tarven.
 

 

v)  The budget does not reflect the Essar Mine's  contribution to the community.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*13.    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

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*14.   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 remittances to the Consolidated          Revenue Fund in terms of taxes, royalties and the government's share of          dividends.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*15.   HON MUSHONGA:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to;

 

 

i)inform the House whether it is true  that after operation Hakudzokwi there is    theft and pilfering of diamonds which are sold in Mozambican markets and;

 

State the measures the Ministry is taking to stop the leakages.

 

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*16.     HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to shade              light on the activities of the Chinese at Mupedzapasi in Mbire District.

 

*17.      HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain          to the House why Trojan Nickel Mine is not carrying out mining activities despite       enunciation of the use it or lose it principle provided for in the Medium Term

Plan.

 

*18.     HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minster of Mines to clarify whether the Chinese at

Mupedzapasi in Mbire District are prospecting or mining uranium in view of the             alleged loads of ore seen driven out of the area.

 

*19.     HON SHOKO:  To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain                 to the House

  1. The Ministry's policy regarding ZESA transformers which get damaged due to          theft of transmission oil.
  2. The ownership of those boxes considering the contribution of the community            towards the repair and maintenance of those transformers.

 

 

*20.     HON SHOKO:  To ask the Minister of Energy to explain why electricity bills for             ordinary citizens continue accumulating in light of continued power outages.

 

*21. HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Ministry of Industry and Commerce to explain the
  measures the Ministry is taking to avert the closure of Sable Chemical Industries
 

 

Limited which is facing numerous challenges.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

*22. HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain the
  measures the Ministry is taking to address the unethical management operations
  and  contractual policies for inputs and the welfare of workers at Sable Chemicals
 

 

Industries Limited.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*23.     HON CROSS: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to inform to the

House             why the agreements entered into with ESSAR have not been implemented.

 

*24.     HON CHEBUNDO:  To ask the Minister of Finance whether

  1. the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) is still involved in " quasi - fiscal   activities' as evidenced by its continued involvement in gold mining operations at        Carslone Mine in Kwe-kwe.

 

  1. The Minister of Finance can confirm the claim by certain Reserve Bank of         Zimbabwe Board Members that the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has entered into    an agreement with a  new investor company which took over mining operations           and RBZ equipment to transfer the tribute from Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to  the new investor company.

 

  • There is a formal agreement between Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and the      new investor to take over both the tribute and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe          mining equipment.

 

  1. The new investor's operations are registered with the Mining Commissioner or the investor is using
 

 

 

 

the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe licenses.

v) There are any mitigating measures in place for creditors bank loans and the workers' welfare.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*25. HON CHIMBETETETo ask the Minister of  Finance  to explain to the House why
  ZIMRA is auctioning cars whose owners are Zimbabweans who have failed to
  pay duty and how proceeds from the  auction will be shared between ZIMRA and
 

 

the owner.
 

 

                                    [Transferred, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]
*26. HON CHIMBETETE:  To ask the Minister of Finance to inform the House why
  ZIMRA is auctioning cars  whose Zimbabwean owners have failed to pay duty
  and to further explain how the proceeds from the auction would be distributed
 

 

between the owners and ZIMRA.
*27. HON CHIMHINI:  To ask the Minister of Health and Child Welfare to state the

plans the Ministry has to ensure that Malaria drugs and testing kits are made                 available in malaria prone districts such as Mutasa District in view of the serious                  shortage of Malaria drugs and testing kits in these districts.

 

                                                                      [Deferred from, Wednesday 28th  March 2012]

 

*28. HON CROSS:  To ask the Minister of Finance to explain the delays in the
  appointment of a substantive Commissioner General for the Zimbabwe Revenue
 

 

Authority.
   
*29. HON BALOYI:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources to inform the House
 

 

progress made regarding  the Chikombedzi water supply projects.
*30. HON MADUBEKO:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources, Development and
  Management to inform the House on the progress made on the Gwayi Shangani
 

 

Dam Construction and if he could make a statement.
*31. HON. MUDARIKWA:  To ask the Minister of Water Resources Development and
  Management to explain why the Zimbabwe National Water Authority has a  fixed
 

 

charge on its billing system yet there is no  constant supply of water.
*32. HON MADUBEKO:  To ask the Minister of Education Sport Arts and Culture to
  inform the House on the progress made regarding the teaching of infants in their
  mother language.

 

*33. HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Minister of Media Information and Publicity to  
  inform the House  
  a)  On when the Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) Board is going to  
  be appointed, and Whether continued delays  in the appointment of the Board is  
 

 

not in violation of the provisions of the GPA.  
*34. HON MARAMWIDZE:  To ask the Minister  of Media, Information and Publicity  to  
  explain to the House why pensioners who get their pay at Mpandawana Post  
  Office are offered  a fraction of their salaries instead of the whole amount and  
 

 

have to travel to Masvingo POSB for the rest of the amount.  
*35. HON MUCHAURAYA:  To ask the Minister of Defence to inform the House whether there are any plans to compensate the victims of Gukurahundi.  
     
*36. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minster of Labour and Social Services to explain the  
  Ministry's policy regarding the provisions of food and other welfare assistance to  
  families residing in mining areas were operations have been suspended, for  
  example Bindura Nickel Cooporation at Trojan, Shangani in Bulawayo and  
 

 

 

Mwana Africa at Freda Rebecca Mine.  
*37. HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Labour and Social Services to inform  the  
  House of its  plans to resolve pending labour issues at Trojan Nickel Cooporation  
  and Mwana Africa as this has resulted in more than 4 000 families suffering from  
 

 

a wide range of social ills especially food shortages.  
*38.

 

HON NYAUDE:  To ask the Minister of Information Communication Technology to explain to the House why Econet boosters in Bindura South, Mbire and Rushinga in Mashonaland Central Province have not been activated considering the time that has lapsed since they were erected.  
*39. HON CROSS:  To ask the Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry  
  i)  to outline  the Ministry's  plans to ensure the success of the 2013 United  
  Nations World Tourism Conference to be held in  the town of Victoria Falls in  
 

 

October 2013.  
 

 

ii) to give  a report on the progress that has been made regarding the preparations for the Conference.  
*40.

 

HON CROSS:  To explain to the House measures that the Ministry has put in place to ensure that the price of cotton is at least more than 25 cents a kilogram for the cotton deliveries currently offered by ginners this season.  
*41. HON MARAMWIDZE: To ask the Minister of Youth Development, Indigenisation  to inform the House whether the small scale industries owned by Nigerians and  
  Chinese are included in the 51% Indigenisation Policy on foreign owned companies considering that the majority of Zimbabweans cannot afford to buy the shares from  big corporates.
*42.

 

HON JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why  the Ministry has not resurfaced the Harare - Beitbridge road at the 84km peg.
*43. HON JIRI:  To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to explain why the road construction from Chivhu to the Range has not been in progress for the past seven months.

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill, 2011 (H.B. 2,2011)

 

AMENDMENTS OF CLAUSE 1 (“SHORT TITLE”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 5 of the Bill, delete clause 1 on lines 9 and 10 and substitute the    following:

 

                                         “1  Short title

 

      This Act may be sited as the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Act [Chapter

            10:30].”

 

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 2 (“INTERPRETATION”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 5 of the Bill, in the definition of “human rights violation”, delete the proviso thereto between lines 36 and 38.

On page 6 of the Bill, delete the definition of “visitor” between lines 10 and 12.

 

SUBSTITUTION OF CLAUSE 4 (“FUNCTIONS OF COMMISSION”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 6 of the Bill, delete clause 4 and substitute the following:

 

“4   Additional functions of Commission

 

In addition to the functions and powers set out in section 100R(6) and (7) of the Constitution, the Commission shall have the following functions and powers-

 

  • to conduct investigations on its own initiative or on receipt of complaints;

 

  • to visit and inspect prisons, places of detention, refugee camps and related        facilities in order to ascertain the condition under which inmates are kept there,         and to make recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister            responsible for administering the law relating to those places or facilities;

 

  • to visit and inspect places where mentally disordered or intellectually         handicapped  persons are detained under any law in order to ascertain the           conditions under which those persons are kept there, and to make           recommendations regarding those conditions to the Minister responsible for          administering the law relating to those places; and

 

  • to ensure and provide appropriate redress for violations of human rights and    for injustice;

 

  • to co-operate with Human Rights Institutions belonging to international,         Continental or Regional organisations of which Zimbabwe is a member.”

 

AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 6 (“EXECUTIVE SECRETARY AND OTHER STAFF OF COMMISSION AND CONSULTANTS)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 7 of the Bill, in Sub-section (1) of this clause, delete paragraph B between lines 4 and 7 and substitute:

“(b) employ such other staff as maybe necessary for the proper exercise                     of its functions, and engage consultants where necessary:

Provided that  the Commission shall consult the Minister and the Minister                    responsible for Finance on the extent to which additional public moneys                   maybe required for this purpose.”

 

On page 7 of the Bill, insert after the end of subclause (1) on line 7 the following subclause, and renumber the subsequent subclauses (2), (3) and (4) as subclauses (3), (4) and (5) accordingly:

 

“(2) In order for a person to be appointed as Executive Secretary of the Commission, he or she must -

 

  • be qualified to be appointed as a judge of the High Court or the Supreme

Court; or

 

  • have a graduate or postgraduate qualification in human rights law or humanitarian law or a related discipline.”

 

 AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 9 (“JURISDICTION OF COMMISSION TO  CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 8 of the Bill, in subclause (4)(a), delete in lines 24 and 25  the words “the aggrieved person was a citizen, resident or visitor of Zimbabwe at the time when the action or omission complained of occurred and”.

 

             AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 10(“MANNER OF MAKING  COMPLAINTS”)

 

BY THE MINISTER OF JUSTICE AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

 

On page 8 of the Bill, in subclause (1), delete in line 42 the words “in that notice” and substitute “in those regulations”.

 

  AMENDMENT OF CLAUSE 12(“MANNER OF CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS”)

 

On pages 9 and 10 of the Bill delete subclause (6) and substitute the following subclause

:-

 

“(6) The Minister may, at any stage during the investigation of a complaint by the commission, to produce to the Commission a certificate in writing signed by him or her to the effect that the  disclosure of any evidence or documentation or class of evidence or documentation or class of evidence or documentation specified in the certificates is, in his or her opinion, contrary to the public interest on the grounds that it may prejudice the defence, external relations, internal security or economic interests of the state , whereupon the Commission shall make arrangements for evidence relating to that matter to be heard in camera at a closed hearing and shall take such other action as may be necessary or expedient to prevent the disclosure of that matter.”

 

On page 10 of the Bill, in subclause (7), delete in line 7  the word “notice” and substitute “certificate”.

 

On page 10 of the Bill, in the subclause (7) (b), delete in lines 13 and 15 the word

“notice” and substitute “certificates”.

 

On page 10 of the Bill, insert after subclause (8), the following subclause:

 

“(9)  For the avoidance of doubt it is declared that the law relating to the competence or compellability of any person on the grounds of privilege to give evidence, answer any questions or produce any book or document before the Commission, shall apply.”

 

 

Renumber the subsequent subclause (9) as subclause (10) accordingly.

 

 

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE.

 

  1. Older Persons Bill ( B.1,2011) – The Minister of Labour and Social            Services. (Referred 20th March, 2012)
  2. Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Bill (H.B. 2, 2012)The Minister of     Justice and Legal Affairs. (Referred 15th May, 2012)

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

Thursday 29th March 2012

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 413

 

Media, Information and Communication Technology – Hon. S. Chikwinya

(Chairperson)

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. Clerk - Mr Mutyambizi

 

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 1

 

           Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperative Development –  Hon. R. Moyo

(Chairperson)

            

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. - Clerk  - Ms Mushunje

 

 

              

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 3

 

             Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development – Hon Matienga              (Chairperson)

Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza,Hon. Masaiti,  Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mahlangu, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon.

Shirichena, Hon. Sithole A.  Clerk  - Mr Kunzwa

 

 

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 4

 

Education, Sports and Culture- Hon. Mangami  (Chairperson)

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.    Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

 

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