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SENATE VOTES 13 FEBRUARY 2020 19

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 19

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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SECOND SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 13TH FEBRUARY, 2020

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Half past two o’clock pm.

 

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

Chabuka K. Charumbira Chief, Chifamba J. Chikwaka Chief Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V.

Chirongoma J. M.

Chitanga Chief Chundu Chief.

Dube A.

Dube M. R.

Femai M.

Gumpo S.

Gweshe K.

Hungwe S. O.

Khupe W.

Komichi M.

Makone T. M.

Makumbe Chief.

Malinga J. T.

Maluleke O. M.

Mapungwana Chief

Masendu Chief Mavetera T. Mathupula Chief Matiirira A. Matsiwo Chief Matuke L.

Mavhunga M.

Mbohwa M.

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T. B.

Mpofu B.

Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E,

Munzverengwi A.

Mtshane Chief Mupfumira P.

Muronzi M.

Muzenda V T.

Mwonzora T. D.

Ndlovu M.

Ndlovu  P.

Nechombo Chief.

Nembire Chief Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Ntabeni Chief

Nyambuya M R. Nyangazonke Chief Nyathi R.

Phuthi M.

Rambanepasi C.

Sekeramayi S. T.

Shoko G.

Shumba C.

Sinampande H. M.

Timire R.

Tongogara A K.

Tsomondo B.

Wunganayi T.

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution Hon. Chombo M, Hon. Machingura R, Hon. Matemadanda V, Hon. Murwira A, Hon.

Mudyiwa M, Hon. Musabayana D,  Hon. Nzenza S, Hon. Ziyambi Z.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Sen. Ncube S.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Sen. Shoko seconded by Hon. Sen Wunganayi moved that Questions without notice be extended by ten minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 45th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 12th February, 2020 – Sen. Mohadi).

[Days elapsed: 8]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 45th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, held at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique, from 15th to 25th July 2019 - Hon Sen. Mohadi.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mbohwa: Debate  adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mbohwa: The Senate adjourned at a minute to four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 18th February, 2020, at        half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. M. CHINOMONA, President of the Senate.

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY, 2020

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY 

 

1.         MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

THAT WHEREAS section 327(2) 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 the Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management (Joint Convention) was adopted on 5 September 1997, and opened for signature on 29 September 1997;

 

WHEREAS The Republic of Zimbabwe is not a signatory to the aforesaid Convention;

 

WHEREAS the Joint Convention entered into force on 18 June 2001;

 

WHEREAS Article 39 of the Joint Convention provides that the Convention shall be      open for accession by all States;

 

AND WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming a Party to the     Joint Convention;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(2) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this    House resolves that the aforesaid Convention be and is hereby approved.

 

 

 

 

2.         MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

THAT WHEREAS section 327(2) 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 the Convention On the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and

Nuclear Facilities was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency General

Conference on the 26th October1979, in Vienna, Austria and opened for signature at

Vienna and New York on 3rd March 1980 and entered into force on the 8th of      February 1987;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe has not signed the Convention;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party on the

Convention to establish measures related to the prevention, detection and punishment      of offenses relating to nuclear material;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the aforesaid  convention;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid convention shall be conditional      upon its ratification by 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 Convention be and is hereby approved.

 

 

 

3.     MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

THAT WHEREAS in terms of section 327(2)(a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or executed by or under the authority of the President with one of more foreign states of governments or international organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

WHEREAS the Convention on Assistance in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or

Radiological Emergency was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference at its special session, held on 24 to 26 September 1986, and opened for signature at Vienna on 26 September 1986 and at New York on October 1986 and entered into force on 26th February 1987;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming Party to the Convention to set out a framework for co-operation with other state parties and with the International Atomic Energy Agency to facilitate prompt assistance in the event of a nuclear accident or radiological emergency to minimize its consequences and to protect life, property and the environment from the effects of radioactive releases;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying Convention on Assistance

in the Case of a Nuclear Accident or Radiological Emergency;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Treaty shall be conditional upon  its ratification by 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 Agreement be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

4.       MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

THAT WHEREAS section 327(2) 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 the Convention On the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference on the 26th October1979, in Vienna, Australia and opened for signature at Vienna and New York on 3rd March 1980 and entered into force on the 8th of February 1987;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe has not signed the Convention;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party on the Convention to establish measures related to the prevention, detection and punishment of offenses relating to nuclear material;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the aforesaid convention;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid convention shall be conditional upon its ratification by 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 Convention be and is hereby approved.

 

 

 

5.       MINISTER OF JUSTICE, LEGAL AND PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS

 

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 the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident was adopted by the International Atomic Energy Agency General Conference at its special session, 2426 September 1986, and opened for signature at Vienna on 26 September 1986 and at

New York on 6 October 1986 and entered into force on the 27th October 1986;

 

WHEREAS Zimbabwe signed the Convention on the 26th of September 1986;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming part of the Convention to provide relevant information about nuclear accidents as early as possible in order that the trans boundary radiological consequences can be minimized;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the aforesaid convention;

 

AND WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid convention shall be conditional upon its ratification by 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 Convention be and is hereby approved for ratification.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the 45th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 13th February, 2020 – Sen. Chief Charumbira).

[Days elapsed: 9]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the 45th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum, held at the Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Mozambique, from 15th to 25th July 2019 - Hon Sen. Mohadi.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Delegation to the Pan- African

Parliament High Level Summit on HIV and health financing in Africa, held in

Brazzaville, Congo from 11th to 12th July 2019 – (Adjourned 12th February, 2020 –

Hon. Sen. Femai)

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Report of the Delegation to the Pan- African Parliament High Level Summit on HIV and health financing in Africa, held in Brazzaville, Congo from 11th to 12th July 2019 – Hon. Sen. Femai.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the plight of people with disabilities and challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe (Adjourned 12th February 2020- Hon Sen. Komichi).

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the plight of people with disabilities and challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe S.C. 18, 2019) – Hon. Sen. Ncube.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconditional and immediate removal of the illegal economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe (Adjourned, 12th February, 2020—Hon. Sen.

Mbohwa).  

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That this House;

 

COGNISANT that the 39th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of States and Government held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, strongly condemned the prolonged adverse illegal economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West and unequivocally called for their unconditional removal;

 

MINDFUL that SADC has always been calling for the immediate lifting of sanctions to facilitate the socio-economic recovery of the country leading to the resolution to declare the 25th October 2019 as the date on which SADC Members States collectively voice their disapproval of the illegal sanctions through various activities and platforms;

 

DEEPLY CONCERNED with the duplicity by the West and its allies who are masking the protracted illegal regime change agenda under the guise of targeted sanctions;

 

GRAVELY DISTURBED that the so-called targeted sanctions have brought untold suffering to ordinary Zimbabweans through de – industrialization resulting in high levels of unemployment, among many other economic challenges;

 

WORRIED that the crippling sanctions have affected all spheres of our economic and social services through the ever-increasing skills flight which has decimated all meaningful development in the last two decades;

 

NOTING with disdain the arrogant unilateralism and disrespect for the rule of law of countries that illegally imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe;

 

NOW, THEREFORE;

 

  • Calls upon the United States of America, the European Union and its allies to urgently and unconditionally remove the illegal sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe at their instigation as these have resulted in horrendous suffering of the ordinary Zimbabwean citizens;
  • Resolves that dialogue be given a chance and that the perpetrators be encouraged by the collective voice of the SADC Region to urge their governments to lift all forms of sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe;
  • Applauds the SADC Region for rising with one voice in support of the unconditional and immediate removal of the illegal economic sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe-Hon Sen. Mbohwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 12th February, 2020 – Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

    

                                                                                     [Time elapsed: 3 hour 06 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 ParliamentHon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 20TH FEBRUARY, 2020

 

          QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

             

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

Monday, 17th February, 2020

 

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. (Committee Clerk - Mr. L. Majoni)

 

 

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. (Committee  Clerk - Mrs. E. Mafuruse)

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

 Human Rights: Hon Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T. (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. Mupfumira P., 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. (Committee Clerk - Ms. K. Usai)

 

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 

Sustainable Development Goals: Hon Sen. Chief Mtshane K. (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 O. 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. Mupfumira P, 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. (Committee Clerk - Mr. B. Vangiranai)

 

Thursday, 20th February, 2020

 

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. B. M. Nyathi)

 

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—Mr. P. S. Munjenge)

 

 

 

 

 

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