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SENATE VOTES 17 FEBRUARY 2021 NO 19

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No. 19

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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THIRD SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 17th FEBRUARY, 2021

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

Deputy President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Members Present

 

Chifamba J.

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A.

Chimutengwende C.

Chinake V.

Chirongoma J. M.

Chisorochengwe T.

Chundu Chief

Denga P.

Dube A.

Femai M.

Gumpo S

Hungwe S. O.

Kambizi E.

Khumalo N.

Khupe W.

Komichi M.

Makumbe Chief

Maluleke O. M

Mapungwana Chief

Mavetera T.

Mathuthu T.

Matiirira A.

Matsivo Chief

Mavhunga M.

Mbohwa M.

Mkwebu A.

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T. B.

Moyo G.

Moyo T.

Mpofu B.

Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E.

Munzverengwi A.

Mupfumira P.

Muronzi M.

Mwonzora D. T.

Ndlovu C.

Ndlovu D. M.

Ndlovu P.

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ngungumbane Chief Nhema Chief

Ntabeni Chief

Nyambuya M. R

Nyathi R.

Phugeni K.

Rwambiwa E.

Shumba C.

Siansali Chief

Timire R.

Tongogara A. K.

Tsomondo B.

 

 

 

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

Hon. Haritatos V.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

1.                   The Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement     (for the       Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs), moved: 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 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Harmonization of Seed Regulatory Framework in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) was adopted to address regional seed insecurity through integrating smaller and national seed markets into one large SADC seed market;

 

WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of acceding to the regulatory framework;

 

AND WHEREAS in accordance with Article 13 of the MoU, the MoU shall enter into force 30 days after the signature by two thirds of the Member States and in terms of section 14 of the MoU, the MoU shall remain open for accession by any Member State and;

 

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

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

2.      The Deputy Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Fisheries and Rural Resettlement, moved: That Order of the Day No. 2, for today, stands over until Order of the Day No. 8 has been disposed of.

 

The Motion put and agreed to.

 

3.   Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 16th

February, 2020- Hon. Sen. Chirongoma)

 

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

Question again proposed:   That a respectful address be presented to the President of

Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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 Chirongoma.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Chirongoma, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate    adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of

the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020 in Windhoek,

Namibia (Adjourned 16th February, 2021 - Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

 

(Day elapsed: 4)

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020 in Windhoek, Namibia – Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: Debate    adjourned until tomorrow.

 

5.    Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the

5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) (Adjourned 16th February, 2021- Hon. Sen Muzenda

 

      [Days elapsed: 6]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) held from 28th to 30th August 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire- Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen Chimbudzi: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.     Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 16th February, 2020- Hon. Sen Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

     

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Virtual Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conducted from 1 to 3 November, 2020- Hon. Sen Muzenda.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen Chimbudzi: Debate       adjourned until tomorrow.

 

7.      Adjourned debate on motion on 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

(Adjourned 16th February 2021 - Hon Minister of Provincial Affairs and

Devolution for Mashonaland Central)

[Days elapsed: 11]

Question again proposed: That this House

 

COGNISANT that the Republic of Zimbabwe is signatory to the Beijing +25 Declaration, the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

RECOGNISING that Sections 17, 56, 78, 79, 80 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provide for gender equality and other rights of women.

 

NOTING the commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign from 25 November – 10 December 2020 under the theme “Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”

 

MINDFUL that domestic violence and sexual abuse in our communities constitutes a scourge that has caused devastating social ills on women folk, among them, trauma, murders and suicide;

 

ALSO MINDFUL that the prevalence of domestic violence results in grievous physical, emotional, psychological harm among women and the girl child, leading to untold sufferings to minors;

 

COGNISANT that cases of domestic violence are contributory to high incidents of rape, incest, child marriages, depravation of love and financial support and other anti-social practices;

 

AWARE that failure to deal with this cancerous pandemic of gender-based violence is a serious indictment on the part of our nation;

 

DESIROUS to curb challenges of domestic violence;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon;

a)      Law enforcement agents to strictly enforce law on domestic violence and bring all culprits to book.

b)      Parliament to legislate for stiffer penalties to deal with domestic violence – Hon Sen. A. Dube

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Femai: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

 

8.         Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Hon. Sen. Air. Chief Marshal (Rtd)      Perence Shiri (Adjourned 16th February, 2021 - Minister of Provincial Affairs and

Devolution for Mashonaland Central.)

[Days elapsed: 13]

     

Question again proposed: That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the    sudden and untimely death on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 of Honourable Senator for

Mashonaland Central, Air Chief Marshal (Rtd), Perence Shiri.

 

Places on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member of Parliament

rendered to Parliament and the nation; and

 

Resolves that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Shiri family and the

Mashonaland Central province – Hon. Sen. Tongogara

 

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

 

9.     On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: The

Senate adjourned at six minutes past four o’clock pm.

 

 

                         HON. SEN. GEN. (RTD.) M. R. NYAMBUYA,

                                                                                      Deputy President of the Senate.

 

 

THURSDAY, 18TH FEBRUARY 2021

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

*1.    Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to inform the House measures being put in place to protect teachers and students in rural areas in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

*2.    Hon. Sen. Tongogara: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to inform the House when the National Disability Policy to alleviate the plight of people living with disability will be enacted into law.

 

 

 

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of

the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020 in Windhoek,

Namibia (Adjourned 17th February, 2021 - Hon. Sen. Mathuthu)

 

 

(Days elapsed: 5)

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 47th Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, held virtually on 9th October 2020 in Windhoek, Namibia – Hon. Sen. Mohadi)

 

2.    Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the

5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) (Adjourned 17th February, 2021-  Hon. Sen Mathuthu)

 

      [Days elapsed: 7]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe Delegation to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) held from 28th to 30th August 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’ivoire-  Hon. Sen Chief Nechombo.

 

 

3.     Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 17th February, 2020-  Hon. Sen Mathuthu)

 

[Days elapsed: 11]

     

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Virtual Extraordinary Session of the Council of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) conducted from 1 to 3 November, 2020- Hon. Sen Muzenda.

 

 

4.      Adjourned debate on motion on 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence

(Adjourned 17th February 2021 - Hon Sen. Mathuthu)

[Days elapsed: 12]

Question proposed: That this House

 

COGNISANT that the Republic of Zimbabwe is signatory to the Beijing +25 Declaration, the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

 

RECOGNISING that Sections 17, 56, 78, 79, 80 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provide for gender equality and other rights of women.

 

NOTING the commemoration of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence Campaign from 25 November – 10 December 2020 under the theme “Orange the world: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect”

 

MINDFUL that domestic violence and sexual abuse in our communities constitutes a scourge that has caused devastating social ills on women folk, among them, trauma, murders and suicide;

 

ALSO MINDFUL that the prevalence of domestic violence results in grievous physical, emotional, psychological harm among women and the girl child, leading to untold sufferings to minors;

 

COGNISANT that cases of domestic violence are contributory to high incidents of rape, incest, child marriages, depravation of love and financial support and other anti-social practices;

 

AWARE that failure to deal with this cancerous pandemic of gender-based violence is a serious indictment on the part of our nation;

 

DESIROUS to curb challenges of domestic violence;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon;

c)      Law enforcement agents to strictly enforce law on domestic violence and bring all culprits to book.

d)     Parliament to legislate for stiffer penalties to deal with domestic violence – Hon Sen. A. Dube

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Hon. Sen. Air. Chief Marshal (Rtd)      Perence Shiri (Adjourned 17th February, 2021 -  Hon. Sen. Tongogara)

 

[Days elapsed: 14]

     

Question proposed: That this House expresses its profound sorrow on the sudden and

untimely death on Wednesday, 29th July, 2020 of Honourable Senator for

Mashonaland Central, Air Chief Marshal (Rtd), Perence Shiri.

 

Places on record its appreciation of the services which the late Member of Parliament

rendered to Parliament and the nation; and

 

Resolves that its deepest sympathy be conveyed to the Shiri family and the

Mashonaland Central province – Hon. Sen. Tongogara

 

6.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Reading of the Marriages Bill (H. B.7A,

            2019) (Restored 5th November, 2020 –The Minister of Justice, Legal and

            Parliamentary Affairs).

         

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

Question proposed: That the Marriages Bill (H.B.7A, 2019) be read a second time –    The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

7.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 17th

February, 2020- Hon. Sen. Chirongoma)

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

Question proposed:   That a respectful address be presented to the President of

Zimbabwe as follows: –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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 Chirongoma.

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