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SENATE VOTES 6 OCTOBER 2020 NO 56

 

 

ADVANCE COPY-UNCORRECTED

 

 

No. 56

 

PARLIAMENT 

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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SECOND SESSION – NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 6TH OCTOBER, 2020

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Half past two o’clock pm.

 

The President of the Senate in the Chair.  
 

PRAYERS.

 

Members Present

 
Chifamba J.

Chimbudzi A.

Chinake V.

Chirongoma J. M.

Chitanga Chief

Chundu Chief Dube A.

Dube M. R.

Femai M.

Gumpo S

Gweshe K.

Hungwe S. O.

Khupe W.

Komichi M.

Makone T. M

Makumbe Chief

Malinga J. T.

Maluleke O. M Mapungwana Chief Mavetera T.

Mathuthu T.

Matiirira A. Matsiwo Chief  Mbohwa M.

Mkwebu A.

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T. B

Mpofu B Mpofu S.

Mudzuri E.

Mupfumira P. Muronzi M.

Muzenda T.V

Mtshane L. K Chief

Mwonzora D. T

Ndlovu M.

Ndlovu P.

Nechombo Chief

Nembire Chief

Ngungumbane Chief

Nhema Chief

Ntabeni Chief Nyambuya M. R Nyathi R.

Parirenyatwa D. P Rambanepasi C.

Rwambiwa E. Sekeramayi 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

 

 

Absent with leave

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Printed by Order of the Senate

  1. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi, moved: That Orders of the Day, Nos. 1 and 2, for today stand over until Order of the Day No. 10 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2018 - (Adjourned 30th September, 2020-

The Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province)

                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 4]

 

 

Question again proposed:  That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2018, presented to Parliament in terms of Section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2019- (Adjourned 30th September, 2020 – The Minister of State for Mashonaland East Province)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

 

Question again proposed:  That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2019, presented to

Parliament in terms of Section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Vice

President K.C.D. Mohadi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament for the Liaison and Coordination Committee (Adjourned 30th September, 2020- Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 2]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament for the Liaison and Coordination Committee- Hon Sen. Muzenda.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Khupe: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 30th September, 2020 – Hon Sen. Muzenda)

    

 

                                                                                     [Time elapsed: 3 hour 19 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. Muzenda.

 

           Motion put and agreed to.

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (Adjourned 30th September, 2020- Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (S.C. 11, 2019)- Hon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda. seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: Debate    adjourned until tomorrow

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committees on Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Gender Development on the enquiry into people’s access to clean, safe and portable water (Adjourned 30th

September, 2020- Hon. Sen. Khupe)

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 5]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committees on Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Gender Development on the enquiry into people’s access to clean, safe and portable water –  Hon. Sen. Khupe

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Khupe, seconded by Hon. Sen. S. Mpofu: Debate              adjourned until tomorrow

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 46th Plenary Assembly

Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum. (Adjourned 30th September, 2020- The

      Minister of State for Mashonaland Central Province)                                                                          

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 6]

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 46th Plenary

Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held from 10th to 17th December, 2020 Swakopmund, Namibia.– Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mathuthu: Debate adjourned until tomorrow

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the need to alleviate challenges associated with the early discharge of youths from child care facilities. (Adjourned 30th September, 2020 –              Sen. Tongogara)

        

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 6]

 

                Question again proposed: That this House –

 

MINDFUL that children under Child Care Facilities are discharged from such Institutions upon attainment of 18 years of age,

 

ALSO MINDFUL that the United Nations Guidelines and Zimbabwe’s National  Residential Child Care Standards 6, recommends for a Discharge Plan for each child        before leaving the Child Care Facility,

 

CONCERNED at the inadequacy of follow up programmes by the Department of Social Welfare in monitoring the discharged youths as a way of preventing them from aimlessly roaming the streets.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to partner with other stakeholders and private sector to alleviate the challenges associated with such decisions. – Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

 

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

 

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkwebu: The Senate adjourned at nineteen minutes to four o’clock pm.

 

 

 

HON. M. M. CHINOMONA,

President of the Senate.

         

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 7TH OCTOBER 2020

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY     

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the SECOND READING of the Marriages Bill (H. B.7A, 2019) (Adjourned 21st July, 2020 –The Deputy Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare).

        

[Days elapsed: 15]

 

      Question proposed: That the the Marriages Bill (H.B.7A, 2019) be read a second time –           The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

 

  1. THIRD READING: Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 1) Bill (H.B1A, 2017 –       The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the National Peace and

Reconciliation Commission for the year 2018-                                  (Adjourned 6th October, 2020- Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

        

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2018, presented to Parliament in terms of Section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2019- (Adjourned 6th October, 2020 – Muzenda)

        

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

 

Question proposed:  That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission for the year 2019, presented to Parliament in terms of Section 323 (1) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe- The Vice President K.C.D. Mohadi

 

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Annual Report of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament for the Liaison and Coordination Committee (Adjourned 6th October, 2020-

Hon. Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 3]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Annual Report of the First Session of the Ninth Parliament for the Liaison and Coordination Committee- Hon Sen. Muzenda.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Third Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (Adjourned 6th October, 2020- Sen. Muzenda)

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 4]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Third Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Domestication of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. (S.C. 11, 2019)- Hon. Sen. Muzenda.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Thematic Committees on Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Gender Development on the enquiry into people’s access to clean, safe and portable water (Adjourned 6th October, 2020- Sen. Khupe)

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Thematic Committees on Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Gender Development on the enquiry into people’s access to clean, safe and portable water –  Hon. Sen. Khupe

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the 46th Plenary Assembly

Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum. (Adjourned 6th October, 2020- Hon. Sen.

Mohadi)                                                                                                           

                                                                                                     [Days elapsed: 7]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the 46th Plenary

Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held from 10th to 17th December, 2020 Swakopmund, Namibia.– Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on the need to alleviate challenges associated with the early discharge

of youths from child care facilities. (Adjourned 6th September, 2020 –          Hon. Sen. Tongogara)

        

                                                                                                                      [Days elapsed: 7]

 

            Question proposed: That this House –

 

MINDFUL that children under Child Care Facilities are discharged from such Institutions upon attainment of 18 years of age,

 

ALSO MINDFUL that the United Nations Guidelines and Zimbabwe’s National Residential Child Care Standards 6, recommends for a Discharge Plan for each child before leaving the Child Care Facility,

 

CONCERNED at the inadequacy of follow up programmes by the Department of Social Welfare in monitoring the discharged youths as a way of preventing them from aimlessly roaming the streets.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon Government to partner with other stakeholders and private sector to alleviate the challenges associated with such decisions. – Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

 

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THURSDAY, 8TH OCTOBER, 2020

 

              QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

        

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.     HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI:  To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism, Climate and              Hospitality to inform the House the measures being taken by the Government to control      environmental degradation and to explain the role of traditional leaders in this regard.

 

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*2.     HON. SEN. GUMPO: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry       to explain to the House:

  1. measures being taken by the Government to control the outbreak of veld fires countrywide;
  2. measures being taken by the Ministry to publicise information on the adverse effects of veld fires on the environment.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*3.    HON. SEN. GUMPO : To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry      to explain to the House the functions of Catchment Councils and whether they play any       role in the control of veld fires.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*4.   HON. SEN. GUMPO : To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry        to:

  1. state the number of rivers and dams affected by siltation in Zimbabwe; and
  2. explain to the House whether the Ministry is implementing any de-siltation programmes, and if so, to state the methods being used.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*5.   HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality  Industry to inform the House Government policy regarding reforestation of areas affected    by the mining activities of large corporates.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*6.  HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI : To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism, Climate and                    Hospitality to explain to the House measures being taken  by the Ministry to minimise         wildlife-human conflicts in conservancy areas and whether traditional leaders play any role         in solving such conflicts.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*7.   HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to      explain to the House how foreign owned businesses are contributing to the economic      development of this country and to state the measures being taken by the Ministry to ensure        that these operators deposit their monies into local banks.

 

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*8.  HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI : To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to     apprise the House on initiatives being made by the Ministry to promote gender equality in        the country.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*9.   HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to        explain to the House the measures being taken by the Ministry to sensitize the public             on the benefits of using a mono- currency system in the country and to further state     endeavours put in place to curb the use of multiple pricing regimes by some business    operators.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*10. HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain           government position on re-dollarization which appears to be market led, considering the         fast depreciation value of the Zimbabwe dollar against other currencies.

 

[Deferred from 21st May, 2020]

 

*11. HON. SEN. TONGOGARA: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to explain the government policy on enhancing domestic resource mobilization through beneficiation of the country’s natural resources.

 

[Deferred from 17th September, 2020]

 

*12.  HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI:  To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to:

inform the House how Government is benefiting from large scale mining companies in       Zimbabwe and to provide disaggregated data on the contributions of these companies to             the fiscus, including names such companies and amounts remitted.

 

  [Deferred from 20th February, 2020]
*13.

 

HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to explain to the House whether traditional leaders play any role in the resolution of mining        disputes in areas under their jurisdictions.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

 

*14.

 

 

 

HON. SEN. MATIIRIRA: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform       the House measures being taken by government to ensure that local people benefit from mining activities and to explain the benefits accruing to people in Mashonaland East Province from quarry stone mining in their area.

[Deferred from 27th February, 2020]

*15. HON. SEN. MPOFU B: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to clarify government policy on job advertisements and deadlines, in view of the observation that on the 3rd of January 2020, NSSA advertised two senior positions namely that of Chief Property Investment Officer and Chief Investment officer stating the 10th of January 2020, as the deadline.

[Deferred from 21st May, 2020]

 

*16.

 

 

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.

[Deferred from 17th September, 2020]

*17. HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Defence and War Veterans to explain to the  House what the government policy is regarding the awarding of tenders of

national development   projects and whether military engineers are considered so that they can benefit like private players.

[Deferred from 20th February, 2020]

   
*18. HON. SEN. MATIIRIRA: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain to the House government policy regarding the involvement of persons with disabilities in the decision making processes and measures being taken by the Ministry to enhance their participation, particularly on issues affecting them.

 

[Deferred from 27th February, 2020]

 

*19.

 

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.

[Deferred from 17th September, 2020]

 

 

 

             

 

 

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