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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES TUESDAY 7 FEBRUARY 2023 NO 18

 ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 18

 

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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TUESDAY, 7TH FEBRUARY, 2023

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                  At quarter past two o’clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

 

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

 

Banda G;

Banda S,

Bhila R,

Bhuda S,

     Biti L T

Bushu B.,

Bvute O.,

Chamisa S.,

Chanda G. ,

Chasi F.,

Chibagu G.,

      Chibaya A            

Chidakwa J.,

      Chidziva H           

Chihururu C.,

      Chikombo W       

Chikudo Rueben,

Chikukwa M. R,

Chikuni E.,

Chikwama B.,

Chikwinya S        

Chimbaira G.,

Chimina L.,

Chimwanza J.

Chingosho C. P.

Chinotimba J.,

Chinyanganya M.,

Chipato A, 

Chitura L,

      Chiwetu J Z          

Chombo M,

Dube B,

Dube G,

Dube M.,

Dube P,

Dutiro P,

Dzepasi G,

Dzuma S.,

Gandawa M. A,

Gonese I T,

Gorerino O.,

Gozho C,

Gumbo J. M.,

Gwanongodza E.,

Hamauswa S.,

Houghton J. R,

      Hungwe T

      Hwende C

Jaja J.,

January S.

Kabozo S.,

Kachepa N.,

Kankuni W,

Kapuya F.,

Karikoga T.,

Karoro D.,

Karumazondo M. T.,

Kashambe M. T.,

Kashiri C.,

Khumalo S. S.,

Kwaramba G.,

Labode M. R.

Maboyi R M.,

Machingauta C.

Madhuku J,

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

Mamombe J,

Mandiwanzira S C,

Mangora B.,

Mangwiro J.C.

Maphosa L.,

Marikisi N.,

Markham A. N.,

Masango C. P.,

Masenda N. T,

Mashakada T.

Masiya D.,

      Masoka N

Masuku E,

Masuku P.,

      Masvisvi D

      Matambo J

Mataranyika D. M.,

Mataruse P.,

      Matewu C

Mathe S,

Matsikenyere N.,

     

Mavenyengwa R.,

Mavetera T. A.,

Mavhunga M,

Mawite D.,

Mayihlome L,

Mbondiah M,

Mchenje S. M.,

Mguni Hlalani

Mguni N,

Mguni S K,

Mhlanga J. N.,

Miranzi B.

Mkandla M.,

Mkaratigwa E.,

Mkwanda J.,

Mlambo M. M.,

Mliswa M T,

Mliswa T P

Mnangagwa T. M.,

Mokone S,

Molokele-Tsiye F D,

Moyo C.,

Moyo L.

Moyo Peter,

Moyo Priscilla,

Moyo R.,

Moyo T.,

Mpariwa P,

Mpofu M. M.,

Mpofu R.,

Muchimwe P T,

Mudarikwa S,

Mudau M

      Mugadza M

Mukapiko D. L.,

Mukuhlani T.,

Mukunyaidze S. E. I.,

      Munengami F

Munetsi J.,

Munochinzwa M.

Muponora N.,

      Murai E

Murambiwa O,

Murire J, Rtd. Col. Dr

Musakwa E,

Musanhi K. S,

Musarurwa W.Y.

Mushoriwa E.,

Musikavanhu D. A.,

Musiyiwa R.,

Mutambisi C,

Mutodi E.,

Mutomba W.,

      Mutsenyami C P

      Ncube M

Ncube Soul,

Ndebele A.,

Ndebele V

Ndiweni D.,

Ndlovu S.,

Nduna D. T.,

Ngome J.,

Nguluvhe A.,

Ngwenya S.,

Nhambo F.,

Nkani A.,

Nkomo M,

Nowedza E,

Nyabani T,

Nyabote R. 

Nyamudeza S,

Nyashanu M. Dr,

Nyathi E.

Nyathi R. R,

Nyere C.,

Nyika F

Nyokanhete J,

Nyoni I,

Nyoni S. G. G.,

Paradza J,

      Phulu K I

Raidza M.,

Rungani A,

Sacco J. K.,

Saizi T.

Samambwa E.,

Samson A.,

Samukange J. T.,

Sansole T. W.,

Sanyatwe C.,

Saruwaka T. J. L.,

Seremwe B.,

Sewera J N,

Shamu W. K.,

Shava J.,

Shirichena E.,

Shongedza E.,

Shumbamhini H.,

      Sibanda D P

Sibanda L.

Sibanda M.,

Sibanda O.,

Simbanegavi Y.,

Sithole G K,

Sithole James,

Sithole Josiah,

Sithole S,

Taruvinga F.,

Tekeshe D.,

Tembo M

      Tobaiwa J

Togarepi P.,

Tongofa M.,

Tshuma S.,

Tsuura N.,

Tungamirai T.,

Watson N J,

Zemura L,

Zhou P,

Zhou T,

      Ziyambi ,

      Zizhou M

 

 

 

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

Hon. Matuke L.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the House

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Absent with leave

  

                                   

  1. Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being adverse report on the following Bills:

                                                                                                                      Date Received

 

               Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Bill, (H.B. 15, 2022),

 

               Police Amendment Bill, (H.B. 1A, 2023),

              

               Institute of Loss Control and Private Security Management Bill, (H.B. 5A, 2022) and

 

               Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, (H.B. 3A, 2022) …………7th February, 2023

 

  1. The Speaker drew the attention of the House to the provisions of Standing Order

            No. 157 relating to time for handing in amendments to Bills wherein, no amendments would be accepted from Hon Members on the floor of the

            House.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Child Justice Bill, (H. B. 11, 2021) (Adjourned 31st January 2023 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

                    

Bill read a second time. Committee -  tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon Togarepi, seconded by Hon Tekeshe, moved: That Orders of the Day Nos. 2 to 10 for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 11 has been disposed of.

 

              Motion put and agreed to.

    

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

                   February 2023- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

 

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

 

         May it please you, your Excellency the President:

 

           We, the Members of Parliament of Zimbabwe, desire to express our loyalty to

           Zimbabwe and beg leave to offer our respectful thanks for the speech, which you have been pleased to address to Parliament- Hon. Togarepi

 

On the motion of Hon. Hon. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. L. Sibanda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

   

  1. On the motion of Hon. Mutambisi, seconded by Hon. L. Sibanda: The House adjourned at twenty minutes to six o’clock pm.  

 

 

                                                               HON. ADVOCATE J. F. N. MUDENDA,

                Speaker.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 8TH FEBRUARY, 2023

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

  1. Hon Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the following to the House:
  2. The establishment process and date of creation of Kuvimba Mining House;
  3. The legal instrument for its establishment given that Government is the majority shareholder;
  4. Who the shareholders are, the percentage of their shares, and what their contributions are in the Company;
  5. Where the company is registered, and what its sister or sub-companies are;
  6. Who are the other shareholder’s directors with interests in the company and to further clarify whether the directors of the company since its inception have changed;
  7. What the current asset value of Kuvimba Mining House including definable resources is; and
  8. To further confirm whether a tender was issued for any disposal or acquisition of State assets or/and enterprises.

 

  1. Hon Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development, as manager of state assets and funds, to explain to the House why the Ministry             has not submitted reports, strategic plans, and results of Kuvimba Mining             House for consecutive years since its inception in accordance with the Public             Entities and Corporate Governance Act (Cap 10: 31).

 

  1. Hon Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain why the Ministry has not submitted the following, in relation to the             ZAMCO debt acquisition beneficiaries, to Parliament:
  2. List all the individuals and companies whose debt was acquired;
  3. List of financial institutions that were owed before acquisition;
  4. How the debt was acquired and approved by Parliament without any list or explanation as to who the end beneficiaries were; and
  5. How the beneficiaries were identified, and to avail to Parliament the minutes of the meetings that were held to identify the beneficiaries.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House on the following:
  2. Annual income and expenditure of the Sovereign Wealth Fund annually since its inception and the management modalities of the Fund;
  3. Who makes the operational decisions on expenditure and programs of the Fund;
  4. Who comprises the current Board, and if Minister could provide proof that these were done in a transparent manner;
  5. To confirm if the Fund were ever audited;
  6. To submit before the House the annual board reports and the strategic plans;
  7. Who the appointed investment managers are and how they were appointed; and
  8. To confirm all accounts that the RBZ is custodian to, and if there are any other custodians.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to provide Annual Returns, including investment mandates and guidelines and             the performance of funds, as well as any other reports of the Sovereign Wealth            Fund that must be tabled before Parliament.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to confirm whether the Sovereign Wealth Fund covers any Government Debt,             lending, or can be used as government collateral or guarantee to any liability.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain why seven years after the Act was passed there is still no website, no             contact details, no board details, no executive detail, no address, and no fund             details for the Sovereign Wealth Fund; and

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Local Government and Public Works to explain to the House whether Members of Parliament and Councilors have    been consulted on the distribution of Devolution Funds in the absence of the             Devolution Bill.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain to the House:
  2. Why the Justice Uchena Report has still not been brought before this House even though it was completed and handed to His Excellency, the President, in December 2019; and
  3. To further elaborate how much money was used by the Commission and to state when it was paid out.

 

  1. Markham: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development which administers the Zimbabwe National Roads Authority             (ZINARA) to inform the House:
  2. How much ZINARA distributed annually province by province from all monies collected per enterprise since 2013;
  3. How much money was collected by ZINARA in the City of Harare per annum since 2013 and how much was paid out to the City of Harare over that period;
  4. To confirm the payments to Univern or its subsidiary in terms of commissions, in relation to other contracts and goods supplied; and
  5. Progress made with Univern in relation to:
  6. Reducing the commission
  7. Enforcing the penalty clause in the agreement to supply graders

 

  1. Munochinzwa: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, SMEs and Community Development to appraise the House on the measure being put in   place to mitigate poverty prevalence among women in the country.

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  1.    Hon. B. Dube

                  Hon. Mliswa

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

           

            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

            

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio Committee 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.

 

  1. Hon. Mokone

               Hon. Nyabani

                                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 12]

 

            That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio Committee on

            Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on accreditation process of

            Media Practitioners and ZBC’s implementation plan for fair and balanced

            coverage of all Political Parties during elections. (S.C. 33, 2022)

           

  1. Hon. Mokone

               Hon.  Sithole J.

                                                                                                          [Days elapsed: 12]

 

   That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio Committee on

           Information, Media and Broadcasting Services on the state of New Ziana

            (S.C.40, 2022).

 

  1.  Hon. Mathe

              Hon.  Watson

                                                                                                           [Day elapsed: 9]

                                                                                              

   That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio Committee on    Health and Child Care on the petition from the Retail Pharmacists Association    on the need to open up administrative posts in the health sector to other    health professionals (S.C.43, 2022).

 

  1.  Hon. Shamu

                  Hon. Priscilla Moyo

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 4]

 

     That this House takes note of the Delegation Report of the Bilateral Visit to     India by a Parliamentary Delegation led by Hon. Advocate Jacob Francis      Nzwidamilimo Mudenda, Speaker of Parliament from 5 to 12 December 2022.

 

  1. Hon. Ndiweni

                 Hon. A. Ndebele

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 4]

 

   That this House takes note of the Delegation Report of the 52nd Plenary   Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum held in the Democratic    Republic of Congo from 3 to 11 December 2022.

  1. Hon. Chidakwa

                 Hon. Madiwa

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

                 That this House-

    

               CONCERNED that Zimbabwe has not yet fully benefited from its mineral

    resources due to illicit mineral outflows;

           

    ACKNOWLEDGING that most of the mining companies in Zimbabwe are

    privately owned resulting in mineral leakages and challenges faced by

    government in curbing such loses;

 

    ALSO NOTING that enforcing accountability on mineral beneficiation outside

    Zimbabwe is not an easy task for government;

 

    DETERMINED to ensure that Zimbabwe derives optimum benefits from its

    Share of minerals accrued as royalty tax in the form of money, considering the

    limited capacity of the government to determine the quantum value that has to

    be received;

 

      NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to-

  1. Open up new mines to private investors so that more benefits can be accrued by the state; and
  2. Put in place a strategic legal framework for mines to be professionally run through contracted private investors in order to avoid illicit mineral leakages.

 

  1. Hon. B. Dube

                 Hon. Nduna

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

        That this House considers and adopts the report of the Public Accounts     Committee on the Analysis of Auditor General’s 2020 Report of the Harare   City Council.

 

  1. Hon. Mayihlome

             Hon. Nguluvhe

 

[Day elapsed: 3]

 

            That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on             Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services on the Benchmark visit to             Namibia on welfare of veterans of the liberation struggle from 18 to 24             September (S.C. 42,2022)

 

  1. Hon. Gabbuza

            Hon. Mnangagwa

                                                                                                                                [Day elapsed: 2]

 

That this House considers and adopts the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development on the supply and distribution of transformers in Zimbabwe (S.C. 44, 2022).

 

  1. Consideration: Police Amendment Bill [H.B. 1A, 2023], as amended–The          Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage.

 

  1. Consideration: Institute of Loss Control and Private Security Managers Bill [H. B. 5A, 2022], as amended- Hon. Dr. Col. (Rtd) Murire.

 

  1. Consideration: Judicial Laws Amendment Bill, [H.B. 3A. 2022], as amended- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

  1. Committee: Child Justice Bill, (H. B. 11, 2021)– The Minister of Justice,

                  Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

        

  1.    Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Electoral Amendment Bill, (H.B. 11, 2022) (Adjourned 2nd February, 2023 – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

               Question proposed: That the Electoral Amendment Bill, (H.B. 11, 2022) be

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

               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 Public Service, Labour   and Social Welfare (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. 19. 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. 20. 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. 21. 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. 22.        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.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Prisons and

                Correctional Services Bill, (H. B. 6, 2022) (Adjourned 31st January 2023The

                                             Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

               Question proposed: That the Prisons and Correctional Services Bill, (H. B. 6,

               2022) be now read a second time – The Minister of Justice, Legal and

               Parliamentary Affairs

 

  1. Second reading: Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Amendment Bill (H.B. 15, 2022) The Minister of Justice, Legal and                                  Parliamentary Affairs

 

  1. 25. Adjourned debate on motion on the report of the Zimbabwe Electoral          Commission for the 7th May 2022 By-elections (Adjourned 31st January          2023- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

                    Question proposed: That this House takes note of the report of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission for the 7th May 2022 By-elections, presented to this     House of Parliament in terms of section 241 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe         as read with section 13 (1) of the Electoral Act [2.13]- The Minister of Justice,       Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

 

  1.    Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 7th

                   February 2023- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs).

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

           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. Togarepi

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF AMENDMENTS

 

Electoral Amendments Bill

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