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SENATE VOTES 18 FEBRUARY 2021 NO 20
VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
THIRD SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT
THURSDAY, 18th FEBRUARY, 2021
Half past Two o’clock pm.
President of the Senate in the Chair.
Charumbira Chief F
Chirongoma J. M.
Hungwe S. O.
Maluleke O. M
Mohadi T. B.
Mwonzora D. T.
Ndlovu D. M.
Ngungumbane Chief Nhema Chief
Tongogara A. K.
In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution.
Hon. Vice Pres Chiwenga Hon. Garwe Hon. Machingura
Hon. Dr. Mangwiro Hon. Murwira Hon. Musabayana
Hon. M. Ndlovu Hon. Phuthi
Printed by Order of the Senate
Absent with leave
1. The President of the Senate informed Hon. Senators that they were required to log in using their full names for identification purposes or indicate their names on the Chat Platform to assist Officers in the compilation of attendance registers.
2. Questions without notice.
3. The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, moved: That Questions without Notice be deferred to allow the Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care to present a Ministerial Statement on the National COVID 19 Vaccination Roll Out Programme.
Motion put and agreed to.
4. The Vice President and Minister of Health and Child Care presented a Ministerial Statement on the National COVID 19 Vaccination Roll Out Programme.
5. On the motion of the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services:
The Senate adjourned at sixteen minutes to six o’clock pm until Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.
HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,
President of the Senate.
TUESDAY, 2ND MARCH 2021
ORDERS OF THE DAY
1. 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
[Days elapsed: 15]
Question proposed: That the Marriages Bill (H.B.7A, 2019) be read a second time – The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.
2. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 17th
February, 2020- Hon. Sen. Chirongoma)
[Days elapsed: 18]
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.
- 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: 6)
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)
4. 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: 8]
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.
5. 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: 12]
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.
6. Adjourned debate on motion on 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence
(Adjourned 17th February 2021 - Hon Sen. Mathuthu)
[Days elapsed: 13]
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;
i. Law enforcement agents to strictly enforce law on domestic violence and bring all culprits to book.
ii. Parliament to legislate for stiffer penalties to deal with domestic violence – Hon Sen. A. Dube
7. 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: 15]
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
THURSDAY, 4TH MARCH 2021
QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS
*QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE
· QUESTIONS WITH 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.