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SENATE VOTES 29 NOVEMBER 2012 NO 5

No. 5

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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THURSDAY, 29TH NOVEMBER 2012

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Half-past two o’clock p.m

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair

Members Present

 Chabuka K.

A C

     Kabayanjiri O.   Katyamaenza V.

Komichi M   Mabhiza

G.

Makamur e E. K.    Makore J.

Makunde

T.

Makuyan

                       a           C.

Mandaba

M. I. N.

Marava

M.

Masara S

Mohadi

T.B.

Mtingwen de T.

Muchenje

V.

Muchihw a R.  Ncube S.

Ngungum

 

bane

Chief,

Rugara K.

Sibanda A.

               

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Biti

T

Charumbi

ra     Chief

F.          Z.

Chibagu

G,

Chimbudz i A.

Chisunga

Chief,  Chitaka P.

 Dete     A.

A.

Femai M..

Georgias

             

Printed by the Order of the Senate

Apologies

Hon. Sen. N.K. Ndhlovu, Hon. Sen. Tapela

 

  1. Member sworn-

            Sibusisiwe Masara

  1. The President of the Senate reminded the Senate that Zimplats was inviting Senators to a tour of its mining operations at Ngezi and Selous on Monday, 3rd November  Transport would leave the Nelson Mandela Entrance for Zimplats at 0830 hours  on Monday. Those interested were required to register with the Public Relations Desk  at the members dining hall.

  1. Questions without notice.

  1. The Minister of Finance, with leave, moved: That Order of the No. 1, for today, stands over until Orders of the Day Nos. 2 and 3 have been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

  1. COMMITTEE: Finance (No. 2) Bill (H.B. 6, 2012)-The Minister of Finance.

 

(House in Committee)

              Clause 1 to 9 put and agreed to.

              Bill to be reported without amendment.

              (House resumed)

              Bill reported without amendment.

               Third reading-forthwith.

                Bill read a third time.

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

   Bill read for the second time. Committee, forthwith.

                                                                             (House in Committee)

                    Clauses 1 to 5 and schedule put and agreed to.      

 

    Bill to be reported without amendment.

                                                                 (House resumed)

    Bill reported without amendment. Third Reading- forthwith.

    Bill read a third time.

  1. Bills returned to the House of Assembly

                                                                                                                           [Date returned]

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

     Appropriation (2013) Bill (H.B. 7,2012).........................29th December, 2012

  1. The Acting President of the Senate drew the attention of the Senate to a typographical error on the Order Paper, where Hon. Sen. Mandaba was reported to have seconded  the motion on the abolition of the death penalty when infact Hon. Sen. Hlalo had done

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen Makore: The Senate adjourned at twenty nine minutes to four o’clock p.m until Tuesday, 5th February

            2013.

CHIEF. F. Z. CHARUMBIRA

Acting President of the Senate

_____________________________________________________________________ TUESDAY, 5TH FEBUARY 2013

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

  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

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

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