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SENATE VOTES 17 NOVEMBER 2020 NO 5

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No. 5

 

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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TUESDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER, 2020

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

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.

Chitanga Chief

Chundu Chief

Denga P.

Dube A.

Dube M. R.

Femai M.

Gumpo S

Gweshe K.

Hungwe S. O.

Kambizi E.

Khumalo N.

Khupe W.

Komichi M.

Makone T. M.

Makumbe Chief

Maluleke O. M

Mapungwana Chief

Mathuthu T.

Matiirira A.

Matsivo Chief

Mavhunga M.

Mbohwa M.

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T. B

Moyo G.

Moyo T.

Mpofu B

Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E.

Mupfumira P.

Muronzi M.

Muzenda T. V

Mwonzora T. D.

Ndlovu C.

Ndlovu M.

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngezi Chief

Ntabeni Chief

Nyambuya M. R

Nyathi R.

Parirenyatwa D. P.

Phugeni K.

Rwambiwa E.

Sekeremayi S. T.

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

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Hon. Rambanepasi C

 

1.      Hon. Sen. A. Dube, with leave, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 5, for today, be

withdrawn from the Order Paper.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

2.      The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Mashonaland Central

Province, moved: That Orders of the Day, Nos. 1 and 2, for today, stand over until

Order of the Day No. 4, has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

3.       Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 5th

November, 2020-  Hon 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 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. Mudzuri: Debate

adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Tongogara seconded by Hon. Sen. Chimutengwende, moved: 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.

 

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

 

  1.  On the motion of the Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution for Mashonaland Central             Province: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes past four o’clock pm.

 

 

 

                        M. M. CHINOMONA.

                                                                                       President of the Senate.

 

WEDNESDAY, 18TH NOVEMBER, 2020

           

ORDER OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

1.       Second Reading:  Zimbabwe Media Commission Bill (H.B. 8A, 2019) – The Minister

of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services.

 

2.    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: 2]

 

Question proposed: That the the Marriages Bill (H.B.7A, 2019) be read a second time –

The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

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

November, 2020-  Hon. Sen. Chirongoma)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

     

 

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.

 

 

4.    Hon Sen. A. Dube

Hon Sen. S. Mpofu

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 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

 

5.    Adjourned debate on motion on the death of Hon. Sen. Air. Chief Marshal (Rtd)

Perence Shiri (Adjourned 17th November, 2020-  Hon. Sen. Tongogara)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

     

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.

 

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THURSDAY, 19TH NOVEMBER 2020

 

      QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

 

 

TUESDAY, 24TH NOVEMBER, 2020

           

NOTICE OF MOTION

 

Hon. Sen. Muzenda

Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane

 

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

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