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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES 7 DECEMBER 2022 NO 4

 ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 4

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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FIFTH SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

 

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WEDNESDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, 2022

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Quarter past two o’clock pm

The Deputy Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Banda S,

     Biti L T

Bushu B., 

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chibagu G.,          

Chidakwa J.,

Chidamba S.,

      Chidziva H           

Chihururu C.,         

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwinya S        

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chimwanza J.

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A,  

Chitura L,

      Chiwetu J Z            

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dutiro P,

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gabbuza J. G.,

Gandawa M. A,

Gezi T.,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C, 

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Haritatos V. P.,

Houghton J. R,

      Hungwe T

      Hwende C

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S., 

Kankuni W,  

Karoro D.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo M.,

Machingauta C.

Madhuku J,

Madiro M,

Madiwa C.,

      Madzimure W

Madziva S.,

Mafuta S. V.,

 Mago N,

      Mahlangu S

      Makari Z H

Makone S.

Makoni R R,

Makonya J,

      Makope M

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Maphosa L., 

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Maronge C.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Mashakada T.

      Masoka N

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

      Masvisvi D

      Matambo J

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

Mathe S, 

      Matsunga S

Mavenyengwa R.,  

Mayihlome L,

Mbondiah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni N,

Mguni S K,  

Mhona F T,

Miranzi B.

Mkandla M., 

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa T P

Moyo C., 

Moyo L.

Moyo Peter,

Moyo T., 

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T, 

Mudarikwa S,

Mudau M

      Mugadza M

Mugweni C. T.,

Mukuhlani T, 

      Munengami F

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

      Murai E

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Muswere J.,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

      Mutsenyami C P

Ncube E., 

Ndebele V

Ndlovu M.N

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nhari V, 

Nkomo M,

Nyabani T,

Nyabote R. 

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi E.

Nyathi R. R,

Nyika F

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,  

Paradza K.,

      Phulu K I

Phuti D., 

Raidza M.,

Rungani A, 

Sacco J. K.,

Saizi T.

Samambwa E., 

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N, 

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

      Sibanda D P

Sibanda L.

Sibanda O., 

Simbanegavi Y.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Svuure D,

      Tarusenga U D

Tekeshe D.,

Tembo M

      Tobaiwa J

Toffa J., 

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma D.,

Tshuma S.,

Tsuura N.,

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L, 

Zhou T,

      Ziyambi ,

      Zizhou M             

 

 

 

 

In Attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

 

                                                Printed by Order of the House

 

Absent with leave

Hon. E. Moyo

 

  1. Papers Laid upon the Table—

 

           The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

          

      Revised George Town Agreement establishing Partnership Agreement between (the European Union/ the European Union and its Member States), of the One Party, and Members of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, of the Other Party [By Section 327 of the Constitution].

 

            The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

      The Protocol to the Constitutive Act of the African Union Relating to the Pan African Parliament [By Section 327 of the Constitution].

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs presented a Bill to

amend the Electoral Act [Chapter 2:13]; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. – Electoral Amendment Bill, (H. B. 11, 2022).

           

            Bill read for the first time. Referred to Parliamentary Legal Committee.

 

  1. The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, moved:

That the following Bills which were superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage which the Bills had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 171(1)(a).

 

  1. Private Voluntary Organisation Amendment Bill, (H.B. 10A, 2021)
  2. Police Amendment Bill, (H.B. 2, 2021)
  3. National Security Council Bill, (H.B. 2, 2022)
  4. Children’s Amendment Bill, (H.B. 12, 2021)
  5. Child Justice Bill, (H.B. 11, 2021)
  6. Labour Amendment Bill, (H.B. 14, 2021)
  7. Insurance Bill (H.B. 1, 2021)
  8. Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, (H.B. 3, 2022)
  9. Electricity Amendment Bill, (H.B. 7, 2022)
  10. Medical Services Amendment Bill, (H.B. 1, 2022)
  11. Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, (H.B. 4, 2021)

To which an amendment had been proposed:

To delete the Police Amendment Bill, (H. B. 2, 2021)- Hon. Gonese.

Amendment put and agreed to.

Motion, as amended, viz: That the following Bills which were superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage which the Bills had reached in terms of Standing Order No. 171(1)(a).

 

  1. Private Voluntary Organisation Amendment Bill, (H.B. 10A, 2021)
  2. National Security Council Bill, (H.B. 2, 2022)
  3. Children’s Amendment Bill, (H.B. 12, 2021)
  4. Child Justice Bill, (H.B. 11, 2021)
  5. Labour Amendment Bill, (H.B. 14, 2021)
  6. Insurance Bill (H.B. 1, 2021)
  7. Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, (H.B. 3, 2022)
  8. Electricity Amendment Bill, (H.B. 7, 2022)
  9. Medical Services Amendment Bill, (H.B. 1, 2022)
  10. Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, (H.B. 4, 2021)

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill

  (Adjourned 6th December 2022 – The Minister of Finance and Economic

  Development).

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further             provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for ancillary and incidental matters — The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

           

            On the motion of Hon. T. Moyo, seconded by Hon. Mahlangu:  Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. T. Moyo, seconded by Hon. Mahlangu: The House adjourned at twenty minutes past four o’clock pm.

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                              HON. T. GEZI,

    Deputy Speaker.

 

 

 

                         THURSDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

             ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1. The Minister Of Foreign Affairs And International Trade

 

WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an international treaty which has been concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

WHEREAS The Georgetown Agreement, created in 1975, is the Framework Act of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States which aims to ensure sustainable development and poverty reduction within the ACP’s Member States. Zimbabwe, together with other Member States are progressively adopting policies and implementing measures in accordance with their obligations in terms of the Agreement and exercising political will by calling for the transformation of the ACP Group of States into an international organization which will act as a multilateral body, taking into account the changing global geopolitical context.

 

WHEREAS The Revised Georgetown Agreement was opened for signature in 2019, and came into force in April 2020. The Revised Agreement endorses the Organisations change of name from the ACP Group of States to the Organisation of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (OACPS). Other significant changes include among others, a revision of addressing the challenges to development in all its dimensions with respect to environmental matters, climate change, peace and security, gender and private sector development.

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid agreement be and is hereby approved for accession.

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion that leave be granted to bring in a Finance Bill

  (Adjourned 7th December 2022 – Hon. T. Moyo).

 

[Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to make further provision for the revenues and public funds of Zimbabwe and to make provision for ancillary and incidental matters — The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Committee of Supply (Main Estimates of Expenditure – Vote Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 and 35).

 

  1. Consideration: Private Voluntary Organisations Amendment Bill, (H. B. 10A, 2021), as amended – The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second reading of the National Security

Council Bill, (H.B. 2, 2022)– The Minister of Defence and War Veteran Affairs (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

         Question proposed:  That the National Security Council Bill, (H.B. 2, 2022) be now read a second time – The Minister of Defence and War Veteran Affairs.

 

  1. Second reading: Public Finance Management Amendment Bill, (H.B. 4, 2021)– The Minister of Finance and Economic Development (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Children’s Amendment Bill, (H. B. 12, 2021)– The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Restored 7th December 2022– The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

        Question proposed:  That the Children’s Amendment Bill, (H. B. 12, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Child Justice Bill, (H. B. 1, 2021) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

         Question proposed:  That the Child Justice Bill, (H. B. 11, 2021) be now read a second time – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Labour Amendment Bill, (H.B. 14, 2021)– The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare) (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

         Question proposed: That the Labour Amendment Bill, (H. B. 14, 2021) be now read a second time - The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second reading of the Insurance Bill, (H.B.1, 2021)- The Minister of Finance and Economic Development (Restored 7th December 2022– The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

         Question proposed:  That the Insurance Bill, (H.B. 1, 2021) be now read a second time – The Minister of Finance and Economic Development.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second reading of the Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, (H.B. 3. 2022) - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

Question proposed:  That the Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, (H.B. 3. 2022)

          be now read a second time - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary

           Affairs.

 

  1. Second reading: Electricity Amendment Bill, (H.B. 7, 2022)– The Minister of Energy and Power Development - (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

  1. Second reading: Medical Services Amendment Bill (H.B. 1, 2022)– The Vice

President and Minister of Health and Child Care (Restored 7th December 2022 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

  1. Hon. Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murwire

         Hon. Masenda

 

That the Loss Control and Private Security Managers Bill, (H.B. 5, 2022) which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Ninth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stage which the Bill had reached in terms of Standing Order NO. 171 (1)(a).

 

  1. Hon. Togarepi

         Hon. P. Zhou

 

[Days elapsed:2]

 

             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.

 

  1. Hon. B. Dube

             Hon. Mliswa

 

[Day elapsed:1]

           

            That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Public Accounts Committee on non- compliance with regards to the submission of financial statements to the Auditor General by some Local Authorities (S. C. 32, 2022).

 

  1. Hon. Mataranyika

Hon. Raidza

            

That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs on the inquiry into the state of affairs in Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Service Facilities and living conditions of prisoners.

 

 

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BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

  1. Prisons and Correctional Services Bill, (H. B. 6, 2022) – The Minister of

       Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs. (Referred 6th December, 2022).

 

  1. Electoral Amendment Bill, (H.B. 11, 2022) – The Minister of Justice, Legal and

       Parliamentary Affairs (Referred 7th December, 2022)

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 14TH DECEMBER, 2022

 

 

*    QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 

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