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SENATE VOTES 27 NOVEMBER 2012 NO. 3
VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE
FIFTH SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT
TUESDAY, 27TH NOVEMBER 2012
Half-past two o’clock p.m
President of the Senate in the Chair
Chiduku Chief R. M. Chimbudz i A.
Femai M.. Gampu Chief IV, Gaule B.
Katyamae nza V.
Makamur e E. K. Makore J.
M. I. N.
Manyeruk e J.
Mtshane Chief L.K. Mohadi T.B.
Mtingwen de T.
Mutsvang wa M. Muzereng wa T. S.
Ndlovu N. K. Nebiri Chief,
Ngungumbane Chief, Ntabeni Chief, Rimbi J.
Rugara K. Sekerama yi S.T. Shana
N.Z.J., Sibanda A. Sinampan de H.M.
Printed by the Order of the Senate
- Papers Laid Upon the Table-
The Minister of Public Service
National Social Security Authority Annual Report 2011 [Chapter 22:19]
The Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Management Forestry Commission Annual Report 2009 by [Chapter: 22:19]
The Ministry of Water Resources Development Management
Zambezi River Authority Annual Report 2011 [Chapter 22:19]
- Bills received from the House of Assembly-
Finance (No.2), 2012 Bill (H.B. 8, 2012)
Appropriation (2013), 2012 Bill (H.B. 7, 2012) ...........................27th November, 2012
- The President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Zimbabwe Electoral
Commission (ZEC) was inviting members to a briefing on the mandate of the ZEC phases of the electoral process and other issues pertaining to their mandate. The meeting would be in the House of Assembly on Thursday 29th November 2012 at 0900 hours.
- The President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Women's University in Africa requested to had requested to have a meeting with Senators and Parliament staff following the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. The purpose of the meeting was to explain the University's plans and to find out Members' expectations. The meeting would be held in the House of Assembly on Wednesday 28th November 2012 at 0900 hours.
- The President of the Senate also informed the Senate that the Business of all Committees of Parliament would be adjourned on Thursday, 29thNovember 2012.
The Business of all Committees would resume on Monday, 28th January 2012. Workshops and field visits that had been approved prior to the 27th November 2012 would be allowed to go ahead during the period the Committees will be in adjourned.
- The President of the Senate further informed the Senate that Zimplats was inviting
Members to a tour of their mining operations at Ngezi and Selous on Monday, 3rd December 2012. Transport would leave Parliament at 0830 hours on Monday. Those interested were requested to register with the public relations desk at the Members dining hall from Tuesday until Thursday.
- Sen. Chief Mtshane seconded by Hon. Sen. T.B. Mohadi moved: 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.
On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs : Debate adjourned until tomorrow.
- On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs: The Senate adjourned at twenty past three until tomorrow at a half past two o’clock pm.
President of the Senate
WEDNESDAY, 28TH FEBRUARY 2012
ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION
- SECOND READING: Finance (No.2), 2012 Bill (H.B. 8, 2012) – The Minister of Finance.
- SECOND READING: Appropriation (2013), 2012 Bill (H.B. 7, 2012) – The Minister of
- Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 27th
November- Deputy Minister of justice and Legal Affairs)
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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 Mtshane
- HON. SEN. MARAVA HON. SEN. MUCHENJE
THAT THIS HOUSE:
CONCERNED THAT the death penalty is inhuman and a violation of human rights;
COGNISANT that one hundred and fifty-one out of one hundred and ninety three
United Nations member states have abolished this practice including the United
Nations Security Council which has rejected death sentence options by the International Tribunal for those convicted of heinous crimes against humanity in former Yugoslavia and Rwanda and genocide committed all over the world,
CONSIDERING that the reduction in executions in many countries and the abolition of the death penalty in some African countries' penal systems and that the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution that called upon all states with death penalties to regulate towards its elimination as a way of promoting fundamental rights;
Disturbed that Zimbabwe voted against all the Resolutions on the death penalty and that there are about sixty prisoners on the death row;
That the death penalty was introduced during the colonial era and is one of the legacies of colonialism which needs to be completely eradicated;
NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE
- WELCOMES the steps taken to restrict the use of death penalty on persons as
- CALLS UPON the Government to:
- accede to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
- establish a de jure moratorium on the application of the death penalty aimed at its definitive abolition.
- Reverse the negative vote shown in the past on the new resolution calling for a moratorium of the death penalty set for December this year at the 67th United Nations General Assembly and to vote in favour.