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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 4_OCTOBER_2006_NO._15

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

No. 15

PARLIAMENT

  

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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SECOND SESSION – SIXTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 4TH OCTOBER 2006

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Quarter past two o’clock p.m

The Speaker in the Chair    
 

PRAYERS.

 

Members present

 
Bhebhe A

Bushu S. Chief

Butau D

Chandengenda D. J.

Chapfika D.

Chebundo B

Chibaya A

Chidarikirre F E

Chigwedere  A S

Chimbaira G

Chinamasa P A

Chipanga T S

Chiwewe W

Chombo I M. C  Damasane A.

Gabbuza J. G.

Gumbo R E N

Gwachiwa  C

Gwetu M

Kadzima P

Kanzama F

Kasukuwere S

Katsande A

Mabika Chief J

Machaya J. M. K

Mahofa S. B

Majange C

Makova C W

Malinga A. M

Malisa Chief C

Maluleke T. H

Mangwana M P

Marumahoko R

Masawi E. S

Mashakada T.

Matamisa E E

Matimba K. M

Matiza J. B

Matonga B

Matshalaga O

Mathuthu T A

Matuke L

Mawere M

Maziriri E.

Mdlongwa E

Mhashu F

Mnangagwa E. D  Mubau T.

Muchena O. N.

Muchinguri O.C.

Mudenge I S

Mudzimurema

Chief P. M

Mugabe L  Mugabe S.

Mungofa P.

Mupukuta L. S

Murerwa H. M.

Musa C. J

Mushoriwa E.

Mutezo M.

Mutiwekuziva K K

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa  C

Mzembi W

Ncube A  Ncube D. M  Ncube F. D.

Ncube W

Ndlovu M M

Ndlovu S. D

Nguni S R

Nhema C D F

Nyambuya M R

Nyanhongo M H

Nyauchi E

Nyoni S

Parirenyatwa D P

Porusingazi E

Pote C. M

Rusere T  Sakabuya M

Samkange N.

Sansole J

Satiya C

Sekeramayi S T

Shamu W K

Shana Chief N Z J  Shumba I. M.

Sibanda G. J.

Sibindi T

Sikhala J

Steveson B G

Undenge S

Zhuwao P

Zinyemba M

Ziyambi Z W I

Zwizwai M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

 

Chindori-Chininga E. T.

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Langa A.

Midzi A. B.

Misihairabwi-Mushonga P.

Mushore L.

Mpariwa P.

Rusere T.

 

 

  1. Papers laid upon the table –

 

Minister of Finance

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor- General to the Board of Directors In Respect of   Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2000 {by Chapter 22:03}

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor- General to the Board of Directors In Respect of   Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2001{by Chapter 22:03}.

 

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor- General to the Board of Directors In Respect of     Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2002 {by Chapter 22:03}.

 

 Report of the Comptroller and Auditor- General to the Board of Directors In Respect of   Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2003 {by Chapter 22:03}

 

      Report of the Comptroller and Auditor- General to the Board of Directors In Respect of   Arts Council of Zimbabwe for the year ended December 31, 2004 {by Chapter 22:03}

 

Hon Butau

 

Minutes of Proceedings and Minutes of Evidence of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies of 2006. (S.C. 24, 2006).

 

First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic

Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies of 2006. (S.C. 24, 2006).

 

 

  1. The Speaker informed the House of the Pre-Budget Seminar scheduled for the 11th to 14th  October 2006, at the Holiday Inn in Bulawayo and the subsequent cancellation of all committee meetings for that week.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. Butau, seconded by Hon. D. M. Ncube moved: That this House takes note of the

First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Budget, Finance and Economic

Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies for 2006, (S.C. 24, 2006).

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 2, 3 and 4 and Order of the Day No. 5, for today, stand over until Orders of the Day Nos. 7 and 6 have been disposed of in that order.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Domestic Violence Bill (H. B. 9, 2006) (Adjourned 3rd October, 2006 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Day elapsed 1]

 

Question again proposed: That the Domestic Violence Bill (H.B. 9, 2006) be now read a second time: The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the physical assault on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade

Union’s leaders (Adjourned 28th September 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed 2]

 

             Question again proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the savage and brutal physical assaults on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders, workers and other peace loving Zimbabweans who were exercising their democratic right to express themselves;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the degrading and inhuman conditions the arrested persons were subjected to upon their incarceration;

 

            DISTURBED by the government’s lack of tolerance for any form of dissent;

 

FURTHER DISTURBED by Government’s failure to observe international labour conventions and adhere to acceptable international standards in dealing with demonstrations;

 

             NOW THEREFORE this House:

  1. condemns the persons responsible for the physical assaults and inhuman treatment; and
  2. calls upon government to institute investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book - Gonese

 

On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.   

 

 

  1. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The House adjourned at twenty minutes to six o’clock p.m.

 

 

 

  1. L. Nkomo  Speaker.

 

 

THURSDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2006

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Domestic Violence Bill (H. B. 9, 2006) (Adjourned 4th October, 2006 - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Day elapsed 2]

Question proposed: That the Domestic Violence Bill (H.B. 9, 2006) be now read a second time: The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. SECOND READING: - Petroleum Bill (H. B. 5, 2006) The Minister of Energy and Power Development.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 28th

September 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Time elapsed: 58 minutes]

 

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

 

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 the 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 ParliamentHon. Chief Chimombe.  

 

 4.  HON. MALULEKE  HON. MAWERE

 

That this House –

 

EXPRESSES its profound sorrow on the untimely death on 15 September 2006, of Hon. Member for Chiredzi South Constituency, Aaron Baloyi;

 

PLACES on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member of Parliament rendered to his people, Parliament and the nation; and

 

RESOLVES that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to Mrs. Baloyi and family.

 

5.  HON. MUGABE

HON. NCUBE D.  M.

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Communication, on the effects of the Mid-Term Monetary Policy on the supplementary budget allocations for the departments in the Ministry of Transport and Communications. (S.C. 25, 2006)

 

6.  HON. MADZIMURE HON. GONESE

 

That this House-

 

CONCERNED with high levels of corruption in the public and private  sectors.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the existence of rent-seeking activities, patronage, clientelism, racketeering, black market activities, trafficking  and smuggling activities in the economy.

 

FURTHER CONCERNED with the high levels of asset stripping and  plundering of public and private assets.

 

THIS HOUSE calls upon government to seriously address this cancer in our society.

 

7.  HON. L. MUGABE

HON. D. M. NCUBE

 

That this House-

 

NOTING the publication of the report by the investigator into the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) presented to the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare;

 

APPRECIATING that the report exposed and unearthed gross mismanagement and abuse of funds;

 

ALARMED by the report’s findings that the ZCTU was involved in the sales of foreign currency at parallel market contravening the exchange Control Act {Chapter 22:05};

 

FURTHER ALARMED by the violation of guidelines on Retention of Records and the opening of unauthorised Bank Accounts and the use of unauthorised signatories to the accounts;

 

SHOCKED by the ZCTU unconstitutional salary payments to its President, Mr.

Lovemore Matombo;

 

AND NOW THEREFORE resolves that:-

  1. Condemns the ZCTU leadership for unethical business practices with vital business services and the non-remittance of Pay as You Earn for its employees;
  2. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and ZRP should move in and bring in to book all the people involved;
  3. The Trustees who had been relieved of their duties should be re-instated with immediate effect;
  4. The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare should in terms section

120 Subsection 3(b) ii put a new look management at ZCTU;

  1. The new look ZCTU should concentrate on its core business of representing the workers rather than stay always that have failed to address bread and butter issues in this country; and
  2. The new look ZCTU should play their part in NEDPP in-order to turn around the economy

 

8.  HON. CHEBUNDO HON. MUPUKUTA

 

That this House-

 

TAKES NOTE of the Fifth Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Welfare on the Half-year Budget Performance of the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare (S.C. 26, 2006).

 

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

Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1] Question proposed:  

 

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

Finance and Economic Development on the Mid-Term Fiscal and Monetary Policies for 2006, (S.C. 24, 2006) Hon. Butau

 

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

Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture (Adjourned 28th September 2006The

Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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

Committee on Lands, Land Reform, Resettlement and Agriculture on the State of

Preparedness by the Agricultural Sector for the 2006/7 Summer Crop Season (S.C. 23,

2006) – Hon Gabbuza

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the physical assault on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade

Union’s leaders (Adjourned 4th October 2006The Minister of justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs)

 

[Days elapsed 3]

Question proposed: That this House-

 

CONCERNED by the savage and brutal physical assaults on Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) leaders, workers and other peace loving Zimbabweans who were exercising their democratic right to express themselves;

 

FURTHER CONCERNED by the degrading and inhuman conditions the arrested persons were subjected to upon their incarceration;

 

      DISTURBED by the government’s lack of tolerance for any form of dissent;

 

FURTHER DISTURBED by Government’s failure to observe international labour conventions and adhere to acceptable international standards in dealing with demonstrations;

 

      NOW THEREFORE this House:

  1. condemns the persons responsible for the physical assaults and inhuman treatment; and
  2. calls upon government to institute investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to book - Gonese

 

  1. Committee of Supply

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WEDNESDAY, 18TH OCTOBER 2006

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

 

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

  1. HON CHEBUNDO: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to outline the out come of investigations into the following murder cases;
    1. Wonder Manhengo of Nembudziya, Gokwe who died in 20 June 2000;
    2. Mandishona Mutyanda of Amaveni, Kwekwe who died on 29 June 2000 after an       attack on 18 June 2000;
    3. Henry Swan Elsworth, a commercial farmer gunned down at his Kwekwe farm on 12 December 2000;
    4. Robert Fanwick Cobbet, a commercial farmer, murdered on 6 August 2001 in

Kwekwe;

  1. Vusimuzi Mkweli of Gokwe who died on 9 September 2001 after several attacks by suspected political thugs;
  2. Kufa Rukara of Gokwe, who died on 20 November 2001 after an attack at Tenda

‘torture’ Camp on 4 October 2001;

  1. Rambisai Nyika of Gokwe, murdered on 24 December 2001;
  2. Simwanja Mijoni of Kwekwe who died on 15 January 2002;
  3. Charles Sibanda of Zhombe, who died on 2 March 2002;
  4. Funny Mahuni of Kwekwe who died on 3 March 2002; and
  5. Tipason Madhobha of Gokwe, abducted and murdered on 2 May 2002.

 

   [Deferred from Wednesday, 27th September, 2006]

 

  1. HON GWETU: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state:

 

  1. the policy regarding service delivery and distribution of electricity to industry and households in view of the current load shedding and erratic supply of electricity; and

 

  1. the reasons why ZESA does not compensate residents whose electrical gadgets are damaged by high voltage when electricity is restored after load shedding.

 

   [Deferred from Wednesday, 27th September, 2006]

 

  1. HON MPARIWA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to state:

 

  1. the progress that the Ministry had made in ensuring the supply of electricity to Crowborough North, in ward 36-37 of Mufakose, Harare; and

 

  1. the whereabouts of materials, for example cables, meant for the above programme.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 6th September, 2006]

 

  1. HON MDLONGWA: To ask the Minister of Energy and Power Development to explain the policy regarding proposed replacement of ZESA load limit meters in the Bulawayo high density areas and whether residents were consulted on the same considering the high costs involved in the exercise and the impending October deadline.

 

 

  1. HON MADZIMURE: To ask the Minister of State for State Enterprises, Anti Monopolies and Anti-Corruption to explain why ZUPCO, a transport organization, falls under the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development instead of Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications.

 

[Deferred from Wednesday, 6th September, 2006]

 

 

  1. HON MPARIWA: To ask the Minister Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development to state:
    1. government’s plans to resuscitate the water reticulation system in Mufakose; and
    2. the average life span of water pipes.
  2. HON MPARIWA: To ask the Minister Local Government, Public Works and Urban Development to state:
    1. whether it was the responsibility of the council or the residents to buy water meters; and
    2. the amount or revenue that has been collected through the sale of water meters to Mufakose residents and what the funds where being used for.

 

  1. HON GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Local Government Public Works and Urban Development to state when and how the Ministry is gong to resolve the boundaries of Chiefs’ areas, Provinces, Districts and Wards demarcations in the newly resettled areas and old communal areas.

 

  1. HON GUMBO: To ask the Minister of Information and Publicity to indicate when the people of the Low Veld and outlying areas will receive the services of both Radio and Television for which they are forced to buy licenses and yet they are not getting any services in return

 

  1. HON GUMBO: to ask the Minister of Finance to state:-
    1. how much it cost the Reserve Bank to undertake Operation Sunrise (Zuvarabuda);
    2. the total value of the old bearer cheques collected;
    3. what will happen to the old bearer cheques still not exchanged particularly in the rural areas;
    4. why the RBZ limited exchanges to $100 000 000 (old bearer cheques) per week without coming up with an alternative way of disposing the excess;
    5. how the limit of $100 000 000 (old bearer cheques) was determined considering that ordinary people were keeping more than that amount at home in cash to meet everyday expenses and realizing that rural most folks do not have bank accounts.

 

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BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL

COMMITTEE

 

  1. Interception of Communications Bill (H.B. 4, 2006) - The Minister of Transport and Communications (Referred 26th July 2006) (Extended from 5 September 2006).

 

  1. Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (B. 3A, 2006) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs - (Referred 3rd October 2006).

 

  1. Judicial Service Bill (B. 7A, 2006) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs – (Referred 3rd October 2006).

 

 

NOTICES OF MEETINGS

 

 

MONDAY 16th OCTOBER 2006

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

PUBLIC ACCOUNTS: Hon. Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Chairperson) Hon. Chamisa,

Hon. Chief Chimombe, Hon. Senator Gava, Hon. Kadzima, Hon. Matimba, Hon. Senator Mavhaire, Hon. Moyo L, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Ncube F D., Hon. Senator Nyoni, Hon.

Senator Patel, Hon. Satiya, Hon. Stevenson, Hon. Senator Thembani - Clerk- Mr. Daniel

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1400 hrs

 

PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL WELFARE: Hon. Mawere

(Chairperson), Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira, Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Senator Gumbura, Hon. Gwetu, Hon. Senator Haritatos, Hon. Senator Madiro, Hon. Maluleke, Hon.

Matutu, Hon. Maziriri, Hon. Mpariwa, Hon. Mushore, Hon. Senator Nyathi, Clerk- Mrs. Nyakauta

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1400hrs

 

BUDGET, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:  Hon. Butau

(Chairperson), Chief Bidi, Hon. Biti, Hon. Bhebhe, Hon. Senator Chief Charumbira,

Hon. Senator Chikava, Hon. Senator Kabayanjiri, Hon. Kanzama, Hon. Senator

Khumalo, Hon. Khupe, Hon. Majange, Hon. Senator Malinga, Hon. Mashakada, Hon.

Matuke, Hon. Mushoriwa, Hon. Mzembi, Hon. Ncube, D. M. Clerk – Mrs. Khumalo

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000hrs

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS: Hon.. Mugabe L (Chairperson), Hon..

Chimbaira, Hon. Chikomba, Hon. Senator Magadu, Hon. Mdlongwa, Hon. Senator

Moyo, Hon. Prof. Moyo, Hon. Ncube D. M, Hon. Senator Ndlovu R, Hon. Porusingazi, Hon. Pote, Hon. Senator Sai, Hon. Sikhala, Hon. Ziyambi, Hon.   Zwizwai, ClerkMr. Nyamayaro

 

TUESDAY, 17th OCTOBER 2006

 

Committee Room No. 3 at 1000 hrs

 

FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INDUSTRY AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE: Hon.

Porusingazi (Chairperson), Hon. Senator Chimene, Hon. Senator Georgios Hon. Gumbo J. M., Hon. Senator Hove, Hon. Chief Mabika, Hon. Malinga, Hon. Mhashu, Hon.

Senator Muchengeti Hon. L. Mugabe, Hon. Mukahlera, Hon. Senator Mumvuri, Hon.

Mushoriwa, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Ndlovu M.M,  Hon. Senator Ndlovu T, Hon. Chief Shana. Clerk – Mr. Ratsakatika.

 

Government Caucus at 1000 hrs

 

LOCAL GOVERNMENT: Hon. Zinyemba, (Chairperson), Hon. Chidarikire, Hon.

Chimanikire, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Machaya, Hon. Majange, Hon. Senator Majuru, Hon.

Matimba, Hon. Matamisa, Hon Matuke, Hon. Chief Mudzimurema, Hon. Senator

Munotengwa, Hon. Senator Musarurwa, Hon. Stevenson, Hon. Senator Tavengwa. Clerk – Mrs Nyawo

 

 

 

Committee Room No. 1 at 1000 hrs

 

DEFENCE, HOME AFFAIRS AND NATIONAL SECURITY: Hon. Col. Makova

(Chairperson), Hon. Chipanga, Hon. Gwachiwa, Hon. Kadzima, Hon. Khupe, Hon..

Madzimure, Hon. Senator Malaba, Hon. Senator Mbambo, Hon. Senator Moyo, Hon.

Mubhawu, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Mutsekwa, Hon. Prof. Ncube W., Hon. Senator

Rungani, Hon. Senator Sinampande, Hon. Ziyambi. Clerks – Mr. Daniel and Ms Manyeruke

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

LANDS, LAND REFORM, RESETTLEMENT AND AGRICULTURE: Hon.

Mzembi (Chairperson), Hon. Chief. Bushu, Hon. Senator Chief Chiduku, Hon. Senator Chikwanha, Chief. Chimombe, Senator Dete, Hon. Gabbuza, Hon. Katsande, Hon.

Senator D. Khumalo, Hon. Mahofa, Hon.. Mguni, Hon. Mkhosi, Hon. Mugabe, Hon. Pote, Hon. Senator Zvinavashe. Clerk – Mr. Ndlovu

 

THURSDAY, 19TH OCTOBER 2006

 

Committee Room No. 4 at 1000 hrs

 

EDUCATION, SPORT AND CULTURE: Hon. Mhashu  (Chairperson), Hon. Senator Chimbudzi, Hon. Senator Chindanya, Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Maluleke, Hon. Maziriri, Hon. Mguni, Hon. Senator Mkusha, Hon. Moyo L, Hon. Prof. J. Moyo, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Mutsekwa, Hon. Pote, Hon. Chief Shana, Hon. Senator Chief Sengwe. ClerkMrs. Sunga.

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