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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 14 MARCH 2012 NO. 26

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY 14TH MARCH 2012

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Acting Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Baloyi A,

Beremauro G,

Bhasikiti K,

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S

Chibaya A.

Chebundo B,

Chidakwa B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimanikire G,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W,

Chiota P.C

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chitima A,

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Dongo G.Z

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Garadhi S

Goche N.T.

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M.

Gwiyo C.C

Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Karenyi L Kasukuwere S

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo N.M,

Khumalo S.S,

Khupe T

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madubeko J Madzimure W Madzore P

Mahlangu T

Makamure R Makone T.M

Makuyana M Mandebvu N.T

Mangena J

Mangwana M.P

Maposhere D Maramba P.H

Maramwidze E H

Mare M

Marima E

Masaiti E

Matamisa E.E Matibe T.P

Matibenga L.G

Matienga M Matimba T

Matinenga E.T

Matonga B Matshalaga O Matutu T

Mavima L.D Mazikana P.H Mbwembwe E

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mlambo M

Mohadi K.C.D Mombeshora D.T

Moyo E

Moyo R

Mpariwa P

Mpukuta L Muchauraya P

Muchinguri O.C. Z.

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudiwa S

Muguti C

Munengami F Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Mushore L

Musumbu E

Musundire A.L

Mutambara AG

Mutinhiri A

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Navaya E

Ncube S

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Nguni S.R

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza S Nyamupinga B.B

Nyaude B

Raradza E

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sindi C

Sithole A

Sululu A

Tachiona M

Tshuma B

Zhuwao P

Ziyambi W.Z Zwizwai M.

 

Printed by Order of the House

Apologies

Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Chindori-Chininga, Hon. Huruba, Hon. Mahoka, Hon. Mombeshora, Hon. Mpofu, Hon. Nyanhongo, Hon. Khumalo M, Hon. Zhanda

1. The Acting Speaker made an announcement regarding the invitation of Hon Members from Matabeleland Province to the launch of the International Women's Day to be held at Siyachihlaba in Binga District.

2. Questions without notice.

3. Questions with notice.

4. The Minister of Labour and Social Services made a Ministerial Statement regarding the operations of Non Governmental Organisations in Zimbabwe.

5. Hon. Karenyi, seconded by Hon. Kapesa, moved:

That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development on the Third Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the year 2011.

On the motion of the Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

6. Hon Chinyadza, seconded by Hon Karenyi, moved: That Notice of Motion No. 2, for today, stands over until Order, of the Day, No. 15 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

7. The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notice of Motion No.3, for today, stands over until Order, of the Day, No. 15 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

8. Hon Chebundo, seconded by Hon Chinyadza, moved:

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Transport and Infrastructural Development on the Operations of National Railways of Zimbabwe. (S.C.5, 2012)

And objection having been taken that there were fewer than twenty - five members the bells were rung for seven minutes and a quorum being not present, the Speaker adjourned the House without Question put at twenty- two minutes past five o' clock p.m. pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order No. 27.

N.M. KHUMALO

Acting Speaker.

Note - The following members were present when the House adjourned:

Hon.Mudarikwa, Hon. Chebundo, Hon. Sibanda D., Hon. Chinyadza, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Mahlangu, Hon. Garadhi, Hon. Karenyi, Hon. Masaiti, Hon. Chambati, Hon. Cross, Hon. Ndava, Hon. Sululu, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Moyo R., Hon. Mabhena, Hon. Makuyana, Hon. Gwiyo, Hon. Madzimure and Hon. Beremauro

 

THURSDAY, 15TH MARCH 2012

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1. The Acting Minister of Justice and Legal Affairs: That the Human Rights Commission Bill [H.B. 2, 2011] and the Electoral Amendment Bill [H.B. 3, 2011] which were superseded by the prorogation of the Third Session of the Seventh Parliament be restored on the Order Paper at the stages which the Bills had reached in terms of the Provision of Standing Order No. 131(1)

 

2. Second Reading : National Incomes and Pricing Commission Bill (H.B. 10, 2010) - The Minister of Industry and Commerce.

3.Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech ( Adjourned 13th March - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Time elapsed: 4 hours 40 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 Zhuwao

 

 

4. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development on the Third Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the year 2011.(S.C.5, 2012) ( Adjourned 14th March - Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government and Urban Development on the Third Quarter Budget Performance of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural and Urban Development for the year 2011.(S.C.5, 2012) -

Hon. Karenyi

5. Hon. Chinyadza

Hon. Sansole

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Committee on Public Accounts on the Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the Management of Government Vehicles by CMED (Private) Limited (S.C. 3, 2012).

6. Hon. Mangami

Hon. Mhashu

 

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Education, Arts and Culture on Primary and Secondary schools textbooks tendering and distribution process under the Education Transition Fund.(S.C. 6, 2012).

7. Hon. Mupukuta

Hon. Mhashu

That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Public Works and National Housing on Phase Two Willowvale Flats Housing Project (S.C. 8, 2012).

8. Hon. R. Moyo

Hon. N. Nemadziva

That this House:

AWAREthat Air Zimbabwe has been operating at a loss since 1990.

CONCERNEDthat the current majority shareholder which is the Government of Zimbabwe has failed to initiate a sound turnaround strategy for this parastatal,

FURTHER CONCERNEDthat the current fleet is old, outdated and beyond resuscitation,

WORRIEDby the serious erosion of brand Zimbabwe by the airline nationally and internationally.

NOW THEREFOREcalls upon the Government of Zimbabwe to;

i) put the current fleet to pasture; and

ii) privatize Air Zimbabwe;

9.Hon. Gonese

Hon. S. Mushonga

That leave be granted to bring in a Bill to amend the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act in |Section 121 by the Repeal of Subsection 3.

10. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro (Adjourned 13th March - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed: 7]

Question proposed: That this House:

 

SADDENEDby the tragic and untimely death of the Honourable Minister of Public Service and member of Parliament for Gutu South, Professor Eliphas Mukonoweshuro on the 5th of August 2011;

NOTINGthat the loss was felt by the whole nation, which mourned a committed and dedicated luminary of our struggle for independence, democracy, freedom and justice;

NOW THEREFORE, THIS HOUSE Conveys its, profound condolences to the widow of our departed leader;

Expresses its deep sorrow and sadness at the tragic and unexpected loss of life;

Takes this opportunity to celebrate the life of a man who rendered sterling services to the nation both before and after independence. - Hon. Dumbu

11. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned 13th March - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs).

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report on the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters workshop that was held in Gaborone Botswana in July 2011 to promote the involvement of the committee and members of Parliament on Trade, Customs and Immigration in Regional Integration efforts - Hon. Mutomba.

12. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 13th March - The Minister of Constitutional and Parliamentary Affairs)

[Days elapsed: 5]

Question proposed: That this House:

COGNIZANT of the need to publish in the gazette and to enforce all delegated legislation in conformity with the relevant Principal Acts;

DISTURBED that the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010, as read with the minimum requirements for Indigenisation Implementation Plans for businesses in the mining sector GN 114/2011, do not conform with the Government's Policy of economic revival which aims at encouraging Direct Foreign Investment;

CONCERNED that the responsible Minister promulgated the Indigenisation Empowerment Regulations without due regard for private enterprises and industries which are critical for Zimbabwe's economic recovery;

CONDEMNING the practice by the responsible Minister to invoke delegated legislation on foreign owned companies without Cabinet Authority, in contravention of bilateral agreements, a situation which puts the Government's credibility into disrepute;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that the responsible Minister withdraws forthwith the Indigenisation and Empowerment Regulations and replaces them with revised versions which address broad based empowerment programmes - Hon. Musundire.

13. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the state of affairs at Shabani Mashava Mine (S.C. 10, 2011) (Adjourned 25th October - Hon. Gonese)

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy on the State of Affairs at Shabani-Mashava Mines (S.C.10, 2011). - Hon Chindori-Chininga

14. Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development ( Adjourned 26th September - Hon. D. Sibanda).

[Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Urban and Rural Development on the public hearings on the state of service delivery by the Municipalities of Harare, Chitungwiza and Norton. (S.C. 6, 2010)- Hon. Matimba.

 

15.Committee of Supply.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 21ST MARCH 2012

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

♦ QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

*1.Hon. Baloyi: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to state:

i) the measures the Ministry is taking to curb the increasing rate of raids on

livestock along the Sango and Chikwalakwala border line in Chiredzi; and

ii) the Ministry's plans in finding a lasting solution to cross border cattle rustling in the Sengwe and Matibi II communal lands.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*2. Hon. Sululu: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the House the

action that has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who

disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

a) The meeting addressed by the United States Ambassador Charles on 20th

July 2011 in Kwekwe, where youths, journalists and the public were

assaulted in full view of the police force;

b) the public hearing in the Government Caucus on the Human Rights

Commission Bill on 23rd July 2011, where some Members of Parliament,

Journalists and the public were assaulted again in full view of the police

force.

c) The measures the Ministry has put in place to avoid such embarrassing

actions from re-occurring.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*3. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of State in the President's Office to explain

to the House why the following members of the Central Intelligence

Organisation have been allowed to hold political party positions as Central

Committee Members of ZANU PF whilst they are still in full-time employment of

the state:

i) Tabeth Kanengoni from Mashonaland Central

ii) Jesca Chidza from Manicaland, and

iii) Lazma Humbe from Manicaland

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*4. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural

Development to explain the Ministry's position with regards to former Golden

Kopje Mine employees who are being evicted by Chinhoyi City Council because

of their party affiliation.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*5. Hon MushongaTo ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to:

i) Explain the Ministry's Policy regarding the release of information on Chiadzwa Diamond Mines in view of the conflicting figures given by the chairperson of the Minerals Marketing Cooperation of Zimbabwe and the Deputy Minister of Mines Mining Development on diamond production.

ii) Explain the Ministry's policy in reporting to Parliament regarding the following mining companies operating at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields in view of the fact that only three companies are usually mentioned:

u Mbada Diamonds which is run by MMCZ and Reclamation Company of South Africa

u CANDILE run by ZMDC and retired Zimbabwe National Army Commanders.

u ANGIN run by the Chinese and Zimbabwe National Army

u Central Intelligence Organisation and partners

u Zimbabwe Republic Police and Partners

u Zimbabwe Prison Services and Partners

u Marange Resources

u Block Wood Mining

u Condurango Investments

 

*6. Hon Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to disclose all the Companies mining diamonds at Chiadzwa Diamond Fields, the total quantities that are mined per month and remittance to the Consolidated Revenue Fund in terms of taxes, royalties and the government's share.

*7. Hon Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Mines and Mining Development to inform the House whether it is true that there is theft and pilfering of diamonds which are sold in Mozambican markets after operation Hakudzokwi and state the measures the Ministry is taking to stop the leakages.

*8. Hon Jiri: To ask the Minister of Energy to explain why:

i) The ZESA cable from Sherwood to Chivhu has serious breakdowns on a monthly basis.

ii) Chivhu had less problems when it was connected to the ZESA cable from Gweru and,

iii) It takes more than two weeks to attend to breakdowns on the cable from Marondera to Kwenda Mission school.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

*9. Hon Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Public Service what the Ministry's policy is regarding the basic entry qualification for the lowest grade in the Public Service in view of the 133 Youth Officers in Mazowe Central Constituency who do not have a single 'O' level qualification or any other legally recognised qualification.

*10. Hon Sai: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development to state the measures the Ministry is taking to address the plight of Village Heads and Headmen who have not received their allowances despite having served in those capacities for a long time after appointment by their Chiefs.

 

TUESDAY, 20 MARCH 2012

 

NOTICE OF PRESENTATION OF A BILL

The Minister of Labour and Social Services:Bill to establish for the well-being of older persons; to provide for the appointment of a Director for Older Persons Fund and to provide for matters connected therewith, or incidental thereto-Older Persons Bill [H. B.1,2011]

 

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE.

 

Urban Councils Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2011) - Hon. Matimba (Referred 29th February 2012)

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

Thursday 15th March, 2012

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 413

Media, Information and Communication Technology - Clerk Mr Mutyambizi

Hon. Baloyi, Hon. Chaderopa, Hon. Hlongwane, Hon. Mandebvu, Hon. Matonga, Hon. Moyo S, Hon. Mudarikwa, Hon. Jembere, Hon. Muchauraya, Hon. Mudiwa, Hon. Musumbu, Hon. Sibanda, Hon. Varandeni, Hon. Ziyambi.

 

Hon. S. Moyo to be Chairperson

Thursday 15th March, 2012

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 1

Small and Medium Enterprise Cooperative Development - Clerk Ms

Mushunje

Hon. Chimbetete, Hon. Gonese, Hon. Makuyana M, Hon. Maramwidze Hon. Masvaire, Hon. Matibe, Hon. Maposhere, Hon. Mbwembwe, Hon. Moyo R, Hon. Munjeyi, Hon. Mutomba, Hon. Muza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nemadziva, Hon. Ngwenya, Hon. Nyamudeza, Hon. Sai, Hon. Sindi, Hon. Tazviona, Hon. Zhuwao, Hon. Zinyemba.

Hon. Moyo to be Chairperson

Thursday 15th March, 2012

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 3

Women, Youth, Gender and Community Development - Clerk Mr Kunzwa

Hon. Chibaya, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Chirume, Hon. Chitima, Hon. Dzingirayi, Hon. Goto, Hon. Kagurabadza, Hon. Masukume, Hon. Matienga, Hon. Mahlangu, Hon. Mharadza, Hon. Navaya, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Shirichena, Hon. Sithole A. Clerk Mr Kunzwa

Hon Matienga to be Chairperson

Thursday 15th March, 2012

At 1000hrs in Committee Room No. 4

Education, Sports and Culture- Clerk - Ms Chikuvire

Hon. Bhasikiti, Hon. Chihota, Hon. Chimhini, Hon. Chitando, Hon. Dumbu, Hon. Haritatos, Hon. Kumalo Marvellous, Hon. Khumalo S., Hon. Madubeko, Hon. Mangami, Hon. Mhashu F.G, Hon. Mudzuri H, Hon. Mupukuta, Hon. Muza, Hon. S.M Ncube, Hon. Nezi, Hon. Sibanda F.M.

Hon. Mangami to be Chairperson

 

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