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NATIONAL ASSEMBLY VOTES - 29 FEBRUARY 2012 NO. 24

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF

THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY

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FOURTH SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY 2012

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Quarter past two o'clock p.m.

The Speaker in the Chair

Prayers

 

Members Present

 

Beremauro G,

Biti L.T

Chaderopa F Chambati T.S Chamisa N

Chebundo B,

Chikwinya S,

Chimbetete W.M

Chimhini D.A,

Chininga E.T.C,

Chinomona M.M

Chinyadza W,

Chirongwe R,

Chirume O

Chitando J

Chivamba K,

Cross E.G

Denga P

Dongo G.Z

Dube M

Dumbu F,

Dzingirai I

Dzirutwe G

Gabbuza J, G

Garadhi S

Gonese I.T

Goto R

Gumbo J.M.

Gwiyo C.C Haritatos Hlongwane M

Hove S.R

Jembere E

Jiri M

Kachepa N Kagurabadza M.T

Kanzama F

Kapesa R

Katsande A

Kay J.I.H

Khumalo N.M,

Mabhena G

Machacha C Madubeko J Madzimure W Madzore P

Mafios I.D

Mahlangu T

Mahoka S

Majome F.J

Makamure R Makone T.M

Makuyana M

Mangami D Mangena J

Mangoma E.S

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

Matonga B Matshalaga O Matutu T

Mazikana P.H

Mhandu C

Mhashu F.G

Mhlanga A

Mkhosi E.T.M

Mlambo M

Moyo E

Moyo R

Moyo S

Mpukuta L Muchauraya P

Mudarikwa S

Mudau M

Mudavanhu E

Mudzuri H

Muguti C

Munengami F Mungofa P.T

Munjeyi G Mushonga S.L

Musumbu E

Musundire A.L

Mutambara AG

Mutomba W

Mutsekwa G.T

Mutseyami C.P

Muza I

Mwonzora D.T

Mzembi W

Navaya E

Ncube S

Ndava R

Ndebele G

Ndhlovu A

Nemadziva N

Nezi W

Ngwenya B

Nyakudanga O

Nyamudeza S

Nyaude B

Pasihomusha-Matiza B.J

Rutsvara R

Sai S

Samkange N.T.C

Sansole T.W

Saruwaka T.J.L

Shirichena E

Shoko H

Shoko M

Sibanda D.S

Sibanda F.M

Sibanda P.N

Sindi C

Sululu A

Tachiona M

Zhanda T.P

Zhuwao P

Zinyemba M

Ziyambi W.Z Zwizwai M.

 

Printed by Order of the House

Apologies

Hon. Chitima,Hon. Chanetsa, Hon. Huruba, Hon Mbwembwe, Hon. Nyamupinga, Hon. Nyanhongo, Hon. Khumalo M, Hon. Khumalo S.S., Hon Karenyi

1. The Speaker made an announcement informing the House that the Prime Minister was unavailable and the Prime Minister's question time would be replaced by questions without notice.

2. The Speaker: Pursuant to the Chair's ruling on 4th August 2011, that there exists a prima facie case of contempt of Parliament on the matter involving Mr. Gwaradzimba and the subsequent appointment of the Committee on Privileges on 24 November 2011, the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders has appointed Hon. J. M. Gumbo to replace Hon. Mnangagwa.

3. Questions without Notice

4. Questions with Notice

5. Hon. Matimba presented a Bill to amend the Urban Councils Act [Chapter 29:15] by reducing the powers of central government over municipal and town councils - Urban Councils Amendment Bill (H.B. 5, 2011)

Bill read for the first time. Referred to the Parliamentary Legal Committee

6. The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara moved: That Notices of Motions Nos. 1 to 3, for today, stand over until Order No. 14 has been disposed of.

Motion put and agreed to.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the civil service audit. ( Adjourned 28th February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Day elapsed:1]

Question again proposed: That this House:

NOTING , the civil service audit carried out and completed on the 10th of November 2010;

FURTHER NOTING , that this report has not been formally presented to Parliament;

DISTURBED by the non implementation of this audit and the continued suffering of the Civil Service staff;

NOW,THEREFORE , this House resolves, that:

i) Government presents and tables the payroll Audit that has been conducted.

ii) Government provides a road map to deal with and address the unlawfully employed workers appearing on the payroll within 14 days from adoption

of this motion - Hon Mudiwa

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara:Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 5]

Question again 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

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 4]

Question again 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.

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

10. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 3]

Question again 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.

On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

11. Adjourned debate on motion on the unconstitutional statements made by some Service Chiefs. (Adjourned 1st December - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara)

[Days elapsed: 2]

Question again proposed: That this House taking note of the provisions of the Constitution, the Defence Act; Chapter 11.02, the Police Act Chapter 11.10, Prison Act Chapter 7.11 and the Public Service Act Chapter 11.04 which all demand neutrality of the military, police and prison officers and the Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) as well as ordinary civil servants

NOTING FURTHER the provisions of Article XIII of the GPA which requires neutrality and de-politicization of state organs and state institutions.

CONCERNED by recent statements by some Service Chiefs

NOW, THEREFORE, this House

a) Condemns the unconstitutional and treasonous statements that bring into

disrepute the professional institutions of the Army and the Police.

b) Requests the relevant institutions to reaffirm their loyalty to the constitution

and the laws of Zimbabwe and

c) Directs relevant authorities to carry out investigations into the said utterances

and the unconstitutional statements and make such findings public. - Hon.

Chikwinya

Motion put and agreed to.

12. On the motion of the Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof Mutambara: The House adjourned at twenty minutes past four o'clock p.m. until Tuesday 13 th March 2012 at a quarter past tow o'clock p.m.

L.N.M. MOYO

Speaker.

 

TUESDAY 13TH 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 28th February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara)

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 41 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. Hon. Karenyi

Hon. Kapesa

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.

5. 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 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;

6.Hon. I.T. 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.

7. Adjourned debate on motion on the civil service audit. ( Adjourned 29th February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Day elapsed:2]

Question proposed: That this House:

NOTING , the civil service audit carried out and completed on the 10th of November 2010;

FURTHER NOTING , that this report has not been formally presented to Parliament;

DISTURBED by the non implementation of this audit and the continued suffering of the Civil Service staff;

NOW,THEREFORE , this House resolves, that:

iii) Government presents and tables the payroll Audit that has been conducted.

iv) Government provides a road map to deal with and address the unlawfully employed workers appearing on the payroll within 14 days from adoption

of this motion - Hon Mudiwa

8. Adjourned debate on motion on the death of the Minister of Public Service Hon. Prof. Mukonoweshuro (Adjourned 29th February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 6]

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

9. Adjourned debate on motion on the workshop report of the Pan African Parliament Permanent Committee on Trade, Customs and Immigration matters (Adjourned 29th February - (The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 5]

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.

10. Adjourned debate on motion on the Indigenisation and Empowerment (General) Regulations Statutory Instrument No. 21 of 2010 (Adjourned 29th February - The Deputy Prime Minister Hon Prof. Mutambara).

[Days elapsed: 4]

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.

11. 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

12. 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.

 

13.Committee of Supply.

 

WEDNESDAY, 14TH 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. Sansole: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the House:

i) whether the Ministry is aware that armed gangs from Zambia are invading the

Lower Zambezi Valley and driving out stolen herds of cattle from the Cheziya, Makwa and Msuna areas across the Zambezi river into Zambia; and

ii) if there are any plans to increase police patrols in these areas in order to curb

cattle rustling.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*3. Hon. Chimhini: To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to inform the

House:

i) whether it is government policy to allow audio visual material to be illegally

reproduced and sold on the market as evidenced by a memorandum dated

5/04/11 written by the Chief Staff Officer Operations to all Police Officers

Commanding Provinces: Ref: INFOR DCC"Temporary Measure: Protection of

International Films.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rd November 2011]

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

1. what action has been taken by the police to arrest violent and rowdy people who disrupted the following approved public gatherings;

a) On 20th July 2011 in Kwekwe the United States Ambassador Charles

Ray was humiliated and stopped from addressing a police cleared youth

development meeting. The youths, journalists and the public were

assaulted in full view of our police force;

b) On 23rd July, 2011 Members of Parliament, from ZANU PF and two

MDC formations, journalists and the public were assaulted again in full

view of our police force during the public hearing in the Government

Caucus on the Human Rights Commission Bill; and

ii) what measures the Ministry has put in place to avoid such embarrassing

actions from re-occurring.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 26thOctober 2011]

*5. Hon. Chimhini : To ask the Co-Ministers of Home Affairs to explain to the

House:

i) Whether the police are acting within the law when they deliberately shatter

windscreens of commuter omnibuses for alleged traffic offenders when there

are other lawful ways of arresting offending motorists;

ii) The risk to other road users caused by the windscreen shattered by the

Police;

iii) The Ministry's Policy regarding vehicles with shattered windscreens

remaining on the road and

iv) Whether the Ministry has a policy for compensating vehicles with shattered

windscreens.

*6. 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]

*7. Hon. Mushonga: To ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to inform the House :

1. Why the Zimbabwe Government is refusing to handover Protais Mpiranya who was the commander of the Rwandan Army's Presidential Guards during the Rwandan Genocide; and

2. the government policy on genocide perpetrators in Rwanda and Ethiopia particularly those who committed rape, sexual offences including violence and murder.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*8. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe in her capacity as the President of the Global Power Women Network Africa, to inform the House what key interventions have been advocated for in order to ensure that women and girls are protected from HIV/AIDS infections.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*9. Hon. D. Sibanda: To ask the Hounorable Deputy Prime Minister Khupe, in her capacity as the Goodwill Ambassador for the Campaign on the Accelerated Reduction of Maternal Mortality, to inform the House the progress that has been made in scrapping the user fees as part of the Millennium Development Goals aimed at improving maternal health so that t mortality rate is reduced by at least 75% by the year 2015.

[Deferred from, Wednesday 5thOctober 2011]

*10. 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]

*11. Hon. Garadhi: To ask the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development to explain

the Ministry's plans regarding the resuscitation of Alaska smelting plant whose

closure has had a negative impact on the people's lives both socially and

economically

[Deferred from, Wednesday 23rdNovember 2011]

BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE.

 

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

 

 
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