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SENATE VOTES 10 October 2017 08

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED
No. 8
PARLIAMENT
OF
ZIMBABWE
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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT
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TUESDAY, 10TH OCTOBER 2017
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Half past Two o’clock pm.
President of the Senate in the Chair.
Bhebe M,
Bhobho H,
Buka F,
Carter M. N,
Chabuka K,
Chiduku Chief,
Chifamba J,
Chimanikire A,
Chimbudzi A,
Chimhini D.A,
Chipanga T. S,
Chisunga Chief,
Chizema C,
Gampu Chief IV,
Goto R,
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Jadagu G.T,
Khumalo D.T,
Komichi M,
Machingaifa T,
Makone T,
Makore J,
Makwarimba C,
Marozva Chief,
Mashavakure N,
Masuku A,
Matiirira A,
Mavhunga M,
Mawire J,
Mkhwebu A,
Moeketsi V,
Mohadi T.B,
Mtshane Chief,
Mugabe C.T,
Mumvuri D.D.E,
Mupfumira P,
Muronzi M,
Murwira T,
Musaka M.B,
Musarurwa Chief,
Mutsvangwa M,
Ncube S,
Ndhlovu J,
Nembire Chief,
Ngungumbane Chief,
Ntabeni Chief,
Nyamukoho Chief,
Nyangazonke Chief,
Nyathi R,
Shoko G,
Siansali Chief,
Sibanda B,
Tawengwa C. Z,
Timveos L,
In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) of the Constitution
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Printed by Order of the Senate
Absent with leave
Hon. Sen. Chimutengwende C.C.C, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O, Hon. Sen. T. V. Muzenda, Hon.
Sen. Nyambuya M. (Rt. Gen.).
1. The President of the Senate informed the Senate that all Members of the Zimbabwe
Women’s Parliamentary Caucus were invited to a meeting on Wednesday, 11th
October 2017, at 1000 hours in the Senate Chamber to discuss the Women’s
Manifesto.
2. The President of the Senate also informed the Senate that the Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission (ZEC) would launch and explain the Biometric Voters’ Registration
(BVR) exercise to all Members of Parliament on Wednesday, 11th October 2017, from
0830 hours in the National Assembly Chamber. She advised the Honourable Senators
that ZEC would facilitate the registration of all Members of Parliament over a number
of days and requested them to bring their national identity cards or passports and
proof of residence.

3. Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Masuku, moved: That Notices of
Motions Nos. 1 to 3, for today, stand over until Order of the Day No. 7 has been
disposed of.
Motion put and agreed to.
4. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 4th
October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku).
[Time elapsed: 2 hours 41 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. Chief Charumbira.
On the motion of Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Masuku: Debate
adjourned until tomorrow.
5. Adjourned debate on motion on the Code of Conduct and Ethics (Adjourned 5th
October, 2017- The Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises and Cooperatives
Development)
[Days elapsed: 2]
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Question again proposed: That this House: -
RECOGNIZING that in 1999, Parliament adopted the final report of the
Parliamentary Reform Committee (PRC); and one of the recommendations contained
in the report was that of establishing a Code of Conduct, Ethics, and Implementation
Register for Members of Parliament.
ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Zimbabwe, in section 198 provides for
the enactment of an Act of Parliament, which must provide measures to enforce the
provisions of principles of public administration and leadership, including measures
to―
(a) require public officers to make regular disclosures of their assets;
(b) establish codes of conduct to be observed by public officers; and
(c) Provide for the disciplining of persons who contravene the provisions of
Chapter 9 of the Constitution or any code of conduct or standard so
established.
NOTING that the recommendation by the PRC and the requirement by the
Constitution culminated in Standing Order No. 48 of the Standing Rules and Orders
of the Senate.
COGNISANT of the approval of the Code of Conduct and Ethics and Implementation
Register by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders on 21st of April, 2016.
NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the Code of Conduct and Ethics and the
Implementation Register be adopted Hon. Sen. Masuku.
On the motion of Hon. Sen. Masuku, seconded by Hon. Sen. Tawengwa: Debate
adjourned until tomorrow.
6. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace
and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the
2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme
(Adjourned, 5th October,2017—Hon. Sen. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya).
[Days elapsed: 8]
Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the
Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain
Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the
Command Agriculture Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.
On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mumvuri, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate
adjourned until tomorrow.
7. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the
International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on
Arms Trade Treaty (Adjourned 5th October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos)
[Days elapsed: 2]
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Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe
delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and
Parliamentary Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) held at Pullman Teranga
Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 13th to 14th June, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos.
On the motion of Hon. Sen. Sen Masuku, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate
adjourned until tomorrow.
8. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Masuku, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: The Senate
adjourned at seventeen minutes past three o’clock pm.
E. MADZONGWE,
President of the Senate.
WEDNESDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, 2017
ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS
1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 10th
October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Tawengwa).
[Time elapsed: 2 hours 41 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. Chief Charumbira.
2. Adjourned debate on motion on the Code of Conduct and Ethics (Adjourned 10th
October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku)
[Days elapsed: 3]
Question proposed: That this House: -
RECOGNIZING that in 1999, Parliament adopted the final report of the
Parliamentary Reform Committee (PRC); and one of the recommendations contained
in the report was that of establishing a Code of Conduct, Ethics, and Implementation
Register for Members of Parliament.
ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Zimbabwe, in section 198 provides for
the enactment of an Act of Parliament, which must provide measures to enforce the
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provisions of principles of public administration and leadership, including measures
to―
(d) require public officers to make regular disclosures of their assets;
(e) establish codes of conduct to be observed by public officers; and
(f) Provide for the disciplining of persons who contravene the provisions of
Chapter 9 of the Constitution or any code of conduct or standard so
established.
NOTING that the recommendation by the PRC and the requirement by the
Constitution culminated in Standing Order No. 48 of the Standing Rules and Orders
of the Senate.
COGNISANT of the approval of the Code of Conduct and Ethics and Implementation
Register by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders on 21st of April, 2016.
NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the Code of Conduct and Ethics and the
Implementation Register be adopted - Hon. Sen. Masuku.
3. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace
and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the
2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme
(Adjourned, 10th October,2017—Hon. Sen. Mumvuri).
[Days elapsed: 9]
Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic
Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board
to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture
Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.
4. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the
International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on
Arms Trade Treaty (Adjourned 10th October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku)
[Days elapsed: 3]
Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe
delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and
Parliamentary Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) held at Pullman Teranga
Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 13th to 14th June, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos.
5. THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES
THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) 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 with one or more foreign states of governments or
International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;
WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party to the
Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are blind,
visually impaired or otherwise print disabled;
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WHEREAS the Marrakesh Treaty recognizes that Governmental and Non –
Governmental Organisations play an important role in providing persons with print
disabilities with access to alternative format materials;
WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty;
WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Treaty shall be conditional upon its
ratification by the Member States in accordance with their Constitutional Procedures;
NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of
Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Treaty be and is hereby approved
for ratification.
6. THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES
THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) 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 with one or more foreign states of governments or
International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;
WHEREAS Zimbabwe is committed to promote and protect the social and economic
rights of its people and guarantee International Organisations and regional best practices in
the labour market;
AND WHEREAS Zimbabwe approved of the SADC policies on Child Labour, Social
Security, Use of Chemicals, HIV and HIV and Decent work it remains desirous to
realize the aspirations of regional cooperation and integration in the employment and
Labour sector;
AND WHEREAS, His Excellency, the President of the republic of Zimbabwe, Cde.
Robert Gabriel Mugabe on the 18th of August 2014 at Victoria Falls signed SADC
Protocol and Employment and Labour;
NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this
House resolves that the aforesaid Ratification of the SADC Protocol on Employment and
Labour be and is hereby approved for acceptance.
7. THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SERVICE, LABOUR AND SOCIAL SERVICES
THAT WHEREAS, Section 327 (2) (a) 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 with one or more foreign states or governments or
International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;
WHEREAS Zimbabwe is a member State of the International Labour Organisation
and seeks to eradicate forced labour in all its forms;
AND WHEREAS Cabinet approved of the Ratification of the ILO Protocol to the
Forced Labour Convention P029 on the 1st of June 2017;
NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of
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Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby
approved for acceptance.
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THURSDAY, 12TH OCTOBER 2017

QESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS
◆ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.
* QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE
*1. HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform
the House what policy is used by land officers to allocate land in view of the fact that
they do so without the knowledge of the traditional leadership who are fully
conversant with their environment in terms of sacred areas and pastoral land for their
livestock.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
*2. HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs;
(a) Why Justice Rita Makarau plays a triple role as judge of the Supreme Court,
Secretary for Judiciary Services Commission and Chairperson of the
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).
(b) To further explain what role she would play in the event election results are
contested.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
*3. HON. SEN. TIMEVEOS: To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs
to explain to the House why the Anti-Corruption Commission has no arresting
powers.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
*4. HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and
Irrigation Development to explain:
(a) Whether or not farmers in resettlement areas are insured against natural
disasters;
(b) How a farmer can be assisted in case of loses of one hundred and fifty or more
hectares of maize crop due to veld fires.
(c) How farmers are sensitised on setting up fireguards or fire breaks in place to
avert veld fires.
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(d) What the Ministry’s policy is as regards the protection of farmers from
unscrupulous buyers who want to cash in on maize that was harvested under
the Command Agriculture Programme.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
*5. HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development
to inform the House;
(a) The success and failures of the 2016 budget;
(b) How through the 2016 Budget the Ministry has managed to economically
empower people with disabilities.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
*6. HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development
to inform the House what benefits the nation has realized from the Chinese people
who are in business in the country.
[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]
MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES
Wednesday, 11th October 2017
At 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 4.
Human Rights: Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Buka F., Hon.
Sen. Carter M., Hon. Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Chipanga
T, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Makone
T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Se. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen., Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. Hon.
Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Mawire J,
Hon. Sen. Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Mtshane Chief, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M, Hon. Sen. Musaka
M.B, Hon. Sen. Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon.
Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. (Committee Clerk—Mr.
S. Manhivi)
Thursday, 12th October, 2017
At 0900 hours in Committee Room 4.
Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Mumvuri D.D.E - (Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Carter M, Hon.
Sen. Chabuka K., Hon.Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chiduku Chief, Hon. Sen.
Chimbudzi A, Hon. Sen. Chipanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen.
Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makone T, Hon.
Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen.
Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Musarurwa Chief, Hon. Ncube S., Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief,
Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief,
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Hon. Sen. Sibanda A, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.M, Hon. Sen. Timveos. (Committee Clerk—
Mr. A. Kunzwa)
At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413
Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mavhunga M- (Chairperson), Hon. Sen.
Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Bhobho H. Hon. Sen. Chimanikire A, Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga, Hon.
Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Goto R, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M, Hon. Sen. Marozva
Chief, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Matiriira A, Hon Sen. Mavhunga M, Hon. Sen.
Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Murwira T, Sen. Ndlovu J, Hon. Sen. Chief Nembire, Hon. Sen.
Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen.Tawengwa
C.Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. E. Mafuruse).

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