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SENATE VOTES 08 MAy 2019 41

 

ADVANCE COPY- UNCORRECTED

No. 41

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 8TH MAY, 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

             

The Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

PRAYERS.

Members Present

Chabuka K.,

Chifamba J.,

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A.,

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R.,

Femai M.,

Gumpo S.,

Gwaradzimba E.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe S. O., Khupe W.

Makone T. M.,

Makumbe Chief,

Maluleke O. M,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mavetera T.,

Mathupula Chief,

Mathuthu T.,

Matiirira A.,

Matsiwo Chief,

Mbohwa M.,

Mkhwebu A.,

Moeketsi V., Mpofu S.,

Muronzi M.,

Mtshane Chief

Mwonzora T.D.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Ngezi Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nhema Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Phuthi M.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Sekeramayi S. T.,

Shoko G.,

Shumba C.,

Siansali Chief, Sinampande H.,

Timire R.,

Timveos L.,

Tongogara A. K.,

Tsomondo B., Wunganayi T., Zivira H.

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

           

Printed by Order of the Senate   

Absent with leave

Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B, Hon. Sen. Muzenda T.V.

  1. Sen. Sekeramayi, seconded by Hon. Ncube moved: That Order of the Day No.
  2.              for today, stands over, until Order of the Day No. 8 has been disposed of.

          Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 7th                     May, 2019- Sen.  Mohadi).

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hour 48 minutes]

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. Sen. S. K. Moyo.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tongogara: Debate      adjourned until Tuesday.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 7th May, 2019- Sen.  Mohadi).

 

[Day elapsed:   1]

  

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6 November to 8 December 2018- Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi, seconded by Hon. Sen.O. Hungwe: Debate       adjourned until Tuesday.  

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the motion condemning all forms of violence (Adjourned 7th

May, 2019 – Hon. Sen. S. Ncube)

             

[Days elapsed:  6]

Question again proposed: That this House –  

COGNISANT that Sections 48 and 52 of Zimbabwe’s Constitution guarantee the

rights to life and security;

 

DISTURBED by the unabated gross human rights violations suffered by women, men and children occasioned by the unstable and difficulty social, economic and political hardship;

 

CONCERNED with the rampant violence perpetrated by some artisanal miners in mining areas resulting in the unnecessary loss of lives;

 

ALSO CONCERNED with the high number of cases of sexual abuse committed by some men against women and children;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

  1. Parliament to unequivocally condemn all forms of violence; and
  1. Government to indiscriminately ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book. – Sen. S. Ncube 

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Ncube, seconded by Hon. Sen.M.R Dube: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 7th May, 2019- Mohadi).

[Days elapsed:  10]

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

Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights

Commission Annual Report of the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019)- Hon

Sen. Chidawu

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate adjourned until Tuesday.  

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to educate the nation on the importance of intercropping and growing of small grains (Adjourned 7th May, 2019- Sen. Tongogara).

       

[Days elapsed:  13]                                 Question again proposed: That this House-

 

RECALLING that before independence, people used to engage in traditional ways of farming called intercropping which ensured the harvesting of a variety of crops and prevention of malnutrition;

 RECOGNISING that with the ushering in of new and modern farming methods of  cash crops, the growing of small grains and intercropping have diminished;

CONCERNED that since the phenomenon of climate change, cash crops are not        performing well in all regions without irrigation infrastructure;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to educate the nation on the       importance of intercropping and growing of small grains especially in droughtstricken areas – Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tongogara, seconded by Hon. Sen.Maluleke: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the allegations of corruption by the Zimbabwe Cricket Board dams (Adjourned 7th May, 2019- Sen. Timveos).

       

[Days elapsed: 18]                                                       Question again proposed: That this House:

 CONCERNED with the allegations of corruption by the Zimbabwe Cricket Board  whose affairs are currently managed by the Chairman of the Board;

 COGNISANT of the need to restore the integrity and ensure good corporate  governance and professionalism by the Board;

 NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation  to ensure:

  1. there are mechanisms in place to prevent abuse of the funds of the Board by its Management; and.
  1. elections of officials to the Board are conducted in a transparent manner- Sen. Timveos.

                  Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with

devastating effects on the environment (Adjourned 7th May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Gumpo).

 

       

[Days elapsed:  18]                                 Question again proposed: That this House-

         

 CONCERNED by the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects  on the environment such as deforestation, land degradation and siltation of rivers  which in turn affects agricultural production and ultimately the economy;

 

 ENCOURAGED by His Excellency, the President’s call for good environmental  management practices in His Official Opening Speech of the Ninth Parliament;

 WORRIED that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other  responsible authorities of Government are failing to control the outbreak of veld      fires;

                  NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

  1. the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; and       Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture to intensify awareness campaigns on the       effects of veld fires and ensure stringent penalties in relevant legislation against      perpetrators; and
  1. inculcate the dangers of veld fires from primary education level with a broader        view of fostering cultural change- Sen. Gumpo.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Gumpo, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate   adjourned until Tuesday.

  1. 9. On the motion of the Minister of State for Manicaland: The Senate adjourned at eighteen minutes past three o’clock pm.
  1.                        GEN. (RTD.) M. R NYAMBUYA,

Deputy President of the Senate.

__________________________________________________________________________

 

THURSDAY, 9TH MAY, 2019

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.  HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether Chinese businesses operating in the mining sector are paying any royalties to Government and if so, to advise on the total amount paid in 2017.

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

      *2.        HON. SEN. MOHADI: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural

        Development to update the House on progress made by the Ministry on fencing the          Bulawayo- Beitbridge as a remedial measure to keep away stray animals along the          road.

 [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

      *3.       HON. SEN. CHIEF CHIKWAKA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary

Education to advise on government’s policy regarding students who dropped out of school due to the fact that their parents could not afford to pay incentives that were required by teachers before the year 2013, resulting in such students being a menace to the communities.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

 

 

*4. HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain  the causes of blindness and jaundice in human beings and measures being taken to  raise awareness in that regard.

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

*5.   HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to clarify          whether Nyamandlovu Clinic in Matebeleland North Province is a district hospital          or health service centre and if it is a district hospital to explain why it has no resident          doctor.

  [Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

      *6.       HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when a

 mortuary and staff houses will be constructed at Nyamandlovu Clinic in  Matebeleland  North Province.

[Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

 

 

      *7.         HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and

        Hospitality Industry to state measures being taken to safeguard wild animals from          veld fires.

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

*8.  HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and  Hospitality Industry to explain measures being taken by the Ministry protect  communities near game reserves from stray wild animals and whether there is any  form of compensation in the event of an attack.  

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

*9. HON. SEN. GUMPO: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House when people living in shanty houses in Mahombekombe Township, Kariba will be relocated considering that their exposure to the risk of high voltage electricity transmission power lines.

[Deferred from 22nd November, 2018]

*10.     HON.SEN.SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain measures being taken by the Ministry to decentralize the registration of NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community based Organizations to other provinces outside Harare.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

 

*11.      HON. SEN. SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to state when the Ministry would bring up a bill to ensure both genders are equally represented in all government institutions and agencies as provided in 17 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. COMMITTEE: To resume on the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 247 of 2018, Agricultural Marketing Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2018 published in the Gazette during the month of November, 2018. (progress reported 5th March) – Hon. Samukange
  1. Adjourned debate on the motion condemning all forms of violence (Adjourned 8th May, 2019 – Hon. Sen. S. Ncube)

             

[Days elapsed:  7]

Question proposed: That this House –  

COGNISANT that Sections 48 and 52 of Zimbabwe’s Constitution guarantee the rights to life and security;

 

DISTURBED by the unabated gross human rights violations suffered by women, men and children occasioned by the unstable and difficulty social, economic and political hardship;

 

CONCERNED with the rampant violence perpetrated by some artisanal miners in mining areas resulting in the unnecessary loss of lives;

 

ALSO CONCERNED with the high number of cases of sexual abuse committed by some men against women and children;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

  1. Parliament to unequivocally condemn all forms of violence; and
  1. Government to indiscriminately ensure that all perpetrators of violence are brought to book. – Sen. S. Ncube 
  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the need to educate the nation on the importance of intercropping and growing of small grains (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Tongogara).

       

[Days elapsed:  14]                                 Question proposed: That this House-

 

RECALLING that before independence, people used to engage in traditional ways of farming called intercropping which ensured the harvesting of a variety of crops and prevention of malnutrition;

 RECOGNISING that with the ushering in of new and modern farming methods of  cash crops, the growing of small grains and intercropping have diminished;

CONCERNED that since the phenomenon of climate change, cash crops are not        performing well in all regions without irrigation infrastructure;

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to educate the nation on the       importance of intercropping and growing of small grains especially in droughtstricken areas – Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

 

TUESDAY,14 MAY 2019            ORDERS OF THE DAY

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 7th                      May, 2019- Sen.  Sekeramayi).

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hour 48 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. Sen. S. K. Moyo.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Sen. Sekeramayi).

 

[Day elapsed:   2]

  

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

44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano

International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6 November to 8 December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Sekeramayi).

[Days elapsed:  11]

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

Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report of the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019)- Hon Sen. Chidawu

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects on the environment (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Sen. Gumpo).

 

       

[Days elapsed:  19]                                 Question proposed: That this House-

         

 CONCERNED by the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects  on the environment such as deforestation, land degradation and siltation of rivers  which in turn affects agricultural production and ultimately the economy;

 

 ENCOURAGED by His Excellency, the President’s call for good environmental  management practices in His Official Opening Speech of the Ninth Parliament;

 WORRIED that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other  responsible authorities of Government are failing to control the outbreak of veld      fires;

                  NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

  1. the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; and       Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture to intensify awareness campaigns on the       effects of veld fires and ensure stringent penalties in relevant legislation against      perpetrators; and
  1. inculcate the dangers of veld fires from primary education level with a broader        view of fostering cultural change- Sen. Gumpo.

 

__________________________________________________________________________ MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

Thursday, 9th May, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 3

 

                     Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mbohwa M. (Chairperson); Hon.

                   Sen. Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen.

                       Chief Chundu; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Femai M; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;

 Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Malinga J. T; Hon. Sen Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P;  Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen. Chief Nhema; Hon.  Sen. Chief  Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen.  Tsomondo B; Hon. Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. C. Ratsakatika)

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 4

 

 Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen.  Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.  Chimbudzi A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Makone T;  Hon. Sen. Chief Makumbe; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;  Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon.  Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Moyo S. K; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen.  Mwonzora D; Hon. Sen. Ncube S; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi;  Hon.  Sen. Chief Ngungumbane; Hon. Sen. Chief Ntabeni; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;  Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali; Hon. Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.  M; Hon. Sen. Timveos L. (Committee Clerk—Ms. E. Masara)

Monday, 13th May, 2019

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 3

 

Gender Development and Empowerment: Hon Sen. Ncube S. (Chairperson);

                     Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A; Hon.

 Sen. Hungwe O; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Mavetera T; Hon.Sen. Moeketsi  V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu  S; Hon. Sen. Muronzi M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen.  Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen.  Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R; Hon. Sen. Chief    Nhema; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;  Hon. Sen. Timire R;  Hon. Sen. Wunganai T; Hon.

                  Sen. Zivira H.

At 1400 hours in the National Assembly

 

                  HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Femai M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga;

                         Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.

 Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;  Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief  Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;  Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera T; Hon.

 Sen. Mbowa M; Hon. Sen.  Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu  P; Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D; Hon. Sen. Phuthi M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C;

 Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali;  Hon.  Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. M;  Hon. Sen. Timveos L; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A; Hon. Sen. Tsomondo B.

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

                  Human Rights: Hon Sen. Chidawu O. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira

 Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Gumpo S; Hon. Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen. Chief  Makumbe; Hon. Sen.  Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Chief

 Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Mavetera T; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Mwonzora D;   Hon. Sen. Muzenda T. V; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi; Hon. Sen. Chief  Ntabeni; Hon.

                  Sen. Chief Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Shumba C; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 Sustainable Development Goals: Hon Sen. Chief Khumalo M. (Chairperson);  Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Chief Chundu; Hon.  Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen.  Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Maluleke

  1. M; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Sen.Chief Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Mpofu S;  Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen. Muzenda  T.V; Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E; Hon. Sen. Shoko G;

                     Hon.  Sen.Shumba C; Hon. Sen.Timire R;  Hon. Sen. Tongogara A. K; Hon. Sen.

                  Wunganayi T.

 

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