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SENATE VOTES 28 NOVEMBER 2012 NO 4

No. 4

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIFTH SESSION – SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY, 28TH NOVEMBER 2012

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Half-past two o’clock p.m

President of the Senate in the Chair

Members Present

              

Chabuka           K.

Chibagu G,

Chimbudz

i A.

Chisunga

Chief,  Chitaka P.

                 Dete     A.

A.     Dube J.

Femai M. Gaule

B.

Georgias A C

Hlalo M.M.       Jacob

E.

Katyamaenza V.

  Mabhiza G.

Makamure E. K.

Makore J.  Makunde T.

       Makuyana        C.

Mandaba M. I. N.

Manyeruk

e J.

Marava

M.   Masaba J.

Mbambo           L.

Mohadi T.B.

Mtingwen de T.  Muchenje

V.    Muchihwa

R.

Muzereng wa T. S. Ncube S.

         Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K.

Sibanda            A.

Sinampande H.M.

L.A.

 

Tapela

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Printed by the Order of the Senate

Apologies

Hon. Sen. N.K. Ndlovu

  1. The Deputy Clerk reported the absence of the President and Deputy President of the Senate. In accordance with Standing Order No.17 (3), Hon. Sen. T.B. Mohadi assumed the Chair.

  1. The Acting President of the Senate informed the Senate that the Women's University in Africa 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 Senate Chamber on Thursday 29th November 2012 at 0900 hours

  1. The Deputy Minister of Public Works moved: That Orders of the Day, Nos. 1 and 2, for today, stand over, until Order of the Day No. 3, has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 27th November- Deputy Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs)

                                                                                     [Time elapsed: 58 minutes]

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

On the motion of the Minister of Finance: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. Bills received from the House of Assembly

                                                                                               Date Received

Finance (No. 2) Bill (H.B. 8, 2012)

Appropriation (2013) Bill (H.B. 7, 2012)……………….28 November 2012

  1. SECOND READING – forthwith.

 

 Finance (No.2), Bill (H.B. 8, 2012) –  Minister of Finance

Bill read for the second time. Committee – Tomorrow.

  1. Sen. Marava, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mandaba moved: 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;

NOTING 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

  1. WELCOMES the steps taken to restrict the use of death penalty on persons as

  1. CALLS UPON the Government to:

  1. accede to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights;
  2. establish a de jure moratorium on the application of the death penalty aimed at its definitive abolition.
  3. 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.

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mandaba, seconded by Hon. Sen Makunde: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mandaba, seconded by Hon. Sen. Marava: The Senate adjourned at eleven minutes to five o’clock p.m.
  2. B. MOHADI

Acting President of the Senate

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THURSDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER 2012

 

u QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

      *  QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the death penalty (Adjourned 28th November-Hon.

            Sen. Mandaba)

                                                                                   [Time elapsed: 1 day]

             Question proposed:

 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               bolition 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;

NOTING

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

  1. WELCOMES the steps taken to restrict the use of death penalty on persons                 as sentence.

  1. CALLS UPON the Government to:

  1. accede to the Second Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on

Civil and Political Rights;

  1. establish a de jure moratorium on the application of the death penalty aimed at its  definitive abolition.
  2. 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 67thUnited Nations General Assembly and to vote in favour - Sen. Marava

  1. Committee: Finance (No. 2) Bill (H.B. 8, 2012)-The Minister of Finance.

  1. SECOND READING: Appropriation (2013) Bill (H.B. 7, 2012)-The Minister of

                 Finance.

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 28th

                 November- Minister of Finance)

                                                                                   [Time elapsed: 58 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 Parliament- Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane

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