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SENATE HANSARD 01 MARCH 2016 NO 29

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No. 29

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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THIRD SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TueSDAY, 1st march, 2016

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Half past two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhebhe M,

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Carter M.N,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira Chief,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D. A,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa Chief,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Hlalo M.M,

Jadagu G. T

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Masuku A,

Mathuthu T.A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkwebu A,

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M. R,

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Tawengwa C.Z,

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema; Hon. Sen. Chief Gwenzi, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa, Hon. Sen. Parirenyatwa, Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali, Hon. Sen. Sinampande, Hon. Sen. Timveos

 

  1. The President of the Senate informed the House that a Catholic service would be held in the Senate Chamber, on Wednesday, 2 March 2016, at 12 noon and that all Members were invited to attend.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on Second Reading of the General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015) (Adjourned 25th February 2016 - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: That the General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015), be now read a second time. - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

On the Motion of the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on Second Reading of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015) (Adjourned on 25th February 2016 The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question again proposed: That the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015), be now read a second time. - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

On the Motion of the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting services: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Mohadi, seconded by Hon. Sen. Masuku moved:

           

            That this House—

 

NOTING with pride the immense sacrifice, courage and commitment made by the freedom fighters in their quest to liberate Zimbabwe;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the liberation of our country came at a heavy cost and needs to be selflessly and jealously guarded;

 

DISTURBED by the utter neglect and dilapidation and continued deterioration of War Shrines in neighbouring countries despite the fact that Government identified and made efforts to rehabilitate war shrines in Nyadzonia, Tembwe, Doroie; Chibawawa and Nyango in Mozambique as well as Freedom Camp, Nyampundiwe, Mulungushi, Mkushi and Kavalamaya in Zambia

 

CONCERNED that rehabilitation works have not been undertaken at Kabanga, Sinde, Solwezi in Zambia and other sites in Tanzania and Botswana.

 

FUTHER CONCERNED that to this day the bullet riddled home of His Excellency, the President and the home of the late Joshua Nkomo our founding Fathers have not been declared National Heritage Sites

 

Now, Therefore, this House calls upon Government to address the rehabilitation of our war shrines and to give due recognition to our departed brave sons and daughters of our liberation struggle.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Macro –Economic Planning and Investment Promotion: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mavhunga moved:

 

That this House—

 

CONGRATULATES His Excellency the President, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe for successfully leading the African Union as its Chairperson;

 

WARMLY APPRECIATES his distinguished leadership qualities during his tenure in Office, an achievement that has earned the Nation pride;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that this House conveys its gratitude and sentiments to His Excellency and the Nation as a whole and wishes our President many more years of good leadership and wise counsel.    

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Macro –Economic Planning and Investment Promotion: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. Hon. Sen. Mohadi seconded by Hon. Sen. Chipanga moved: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, Sea Side Hotel and SPA, Swakomund, Namibia, 17 to 25 November 2015.

 

On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Macro –Economic Planning and Investment Promotion: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion: The Senate adjourned at twenty five minutes to five o’clock p.m.

 

 

  1. MADZONGWE

                                                                                                President of the Senate.

 

           

WEDNESDAY, 2ND MARCH, 2016

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

 

  1. Adjourned debate on Second Reading of the General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015)(Adjourned 1st March, 2016 –The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services)

[Day elapsed: 2]

           

Question proposed: That the General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015), be now read a second time. - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on Second Reading of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015) (Adjourned on 1st March, 2016 The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services)

            [Day elapsed: 2]

 

Question proposed: That the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015), be now read a second time. - The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

           

  1. Adjourned debate on motion calling for rehabilitation and maintenance of War Shrines (Adjourned 1st March 2016- The Deputy Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

            Question proposed: That this House—

 

NOTING with pride the immense sacrifice, courage and commitment made by the freedom fighters in their quest to liberate Zimbabwe;

 

ACKNOWLEDGING that the liberation of our country came at a heavy cost and needs to be selflessly and jealously guarded;

 

DISTURBED by the utter neglect and dilapidation and continued deterioration of War Shrines in neighbouring countries despite the fact that Government identified and made efforts to rehabilitate war shrines in Nyadzonia, Tembwe, Doroie; Chibawawa and Nyango in Mozambique as well as Freedom Camp, Nyampundiwe, Mulungushi, Mkushi and Kavalamaya in Zambia

 

CONCERNED that rehabilitation works have not been undertaken at Kabanga, Sinde, Solwezi in Zambia and other sites in Tanzania and Botswana.

 

FUTHER CONCERNED that to this day the bullet riddled home of His Excellency, the President and the home of the late Joshua Nkomo our founding Fathers have not been declared National Heritage Sites

 

Now, Therefore, this House calls upon Government to address the rehabilitation of our war shrines and to give due recognition to our departed brave sons and daughters of our liberation struggle. – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to congratulate His Excellency, the President Cde. Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe on successfully leading the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Chairperson. (Adjourned 1st March, 2016 – The Deputy Minister of Macro- Economic Planning and Investment Promotion)

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

Question proposed: That this House—

 

CONGRATULATES His Excellency the President, Cde Robert Gabriel Mugabe and the Government of the Republic of Zimbabwe for successfully leading the African Union as its Chairperson;

 

WARMLY APPRECIATES his distinguished leadership qualities during his tenure in Office, an achievement that has earned the Nation pride;

NOW THEREFORE, resolves that this House conveys its gratitude and sentiments to His Excellency and the Nation as a whole and wishes our President many more years of good leadership and wise counsel.- Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa    

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, Sea Side Hotel and SPA, Swakopmund, Namibia, 17 to 25 November 2015 (Adjourned 1st March 2016—The Deputy Minister of Macro-Economic Planning and Investment Promotion)

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum, Sea Side Hotel and SPA, Swakopmund, Namibia, 17 to 25 November 2015. – Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the role of Traditional leaders (Adjourned 24th   February, 2016-Hon. Deputy Minister for Energy and Power Development)

 

[Days elapsed: 3]

            Question proposed: That this House-

ACKNOWLEDGING that Traditional Leaders play a pivotal role and yet they are not given the due respect that they deserve, a situation that has led to many illegal activities perpetrated in their areas of jurisdiction;

 

CONCERNED that such disrespect for our Traditional Leaders has led to unwanted developments such as moral decadence, environmental degradation and child marriages;

 

NOW THEREFORE calls upon this Government to revisit policies that give Traditional Leaders their mandate so that they can effectively deal with issues of moral decadence, environmental pollution and degradation, children’s rights among communal communities as well as other incidental issues that they may fall under the purview of the Traditional Chiefs’ Mandate.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 24th   February, 2016-Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 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. Tawengwa.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to the

7th World Water Conference (Adjourned 24th February, 2016- Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development).

 

[Days elapsed: 10]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe

Delegation to the 7th World Water Conference held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from the

13th to 16th April 2015- Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa.

 

 

THURSDAY, 3RD MARCH, 2016

 

 

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to state the measures the Ministry has put in place to control fertilizer prices in order to protect consumers from being prejudiced by unscrupulous dealers.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Industry and Commerce to explain

  • The advantages of market research;
  • And to further explain why market research is indispensable; and
  • How market research assists in the monitoring of growth of companies as well as that of competitors.

                                                                                       [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Mashavakure: To ask the Minister of State for Liaising on Psychomotor Activities in Education what steps the government is taking to mainstream visually handicapped students into practical, technical and vocational subjects, especially at primary and secondary levels.     

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Mashavakure: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state whether it is legal for police officers at road blocks to refuse to display or disclose their Force numbers by, for example, covering them with jerseys.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the Ministry’s plans regarding the normalization of relations with neighboring countries that are deporting Zimbabweans for no apparent reason.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state when the Ministry will electrify Beitbridge Boarder Post to enable the scanning machines work as expected.

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the measures that      

the Ministry has put in place to curb corruption at Beitbridge and Plumtree border posts.                                                                      [Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to state the steps that the Ministry is taking to deal with human trafficking at our borders.

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to;

  • Explain the reasons for the disruption of the peaceful gathering of unnamed war veterans at the City Sport Center on 16 February 2016;
  • State the name of the person who filed a complaint against the war veterans.
  • State the measures taken by the Ministry to correct the image created by the event portraying the police as partisan.

 

*10.     Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to inform the House;

  • The maximum amount that can be collected by police officers.
  • Clarify the use of P65 forms used by the traffic police; and
  • State measures the public can take when a police officer fails to issue a P65 form.

 

*11.     Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Home Affairs to update the House on progress made to establish the whereabouts of Itai Dzamara.

 

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*12.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi:To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to explain how:

  • The land rentals and taxation work in A1, A2 and A3 tier farm functions.
  • Farmers with title deeds pay their rentals and taxes.

[Deferred from 25th February, 2016]

 

*13.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to explain whether farmers who have title deeds can sell their farms as they wish.

                                    [Deferred from 25th February, 2016]

 

*14.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state the measures the Ministry is taking to adapt to the effects of drought especially in the lowveld.           

                                                                                    [Deferred from 25th February, 2016]

 

*15.     Hon. Sen. Goto: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to state whether the Ministry is carrying out water treatment works using chloride of lime in protected wells in Wedza area, in view of the fact that the communities in this area are concerned about sanitation of the water that they are drinking.

                                                [Deferred from 25thFebruary, 2016]

 

*16.     Hon. Sen. Mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Environment Water and Climate to explain measures being taken by government to help communities to benefit from their local wildlife conservancies.

 

 

 

*17.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to state government’s plan to distribute food aid to drought stricken areas of the country.                                                      [Transferred on 25th February, 2016]

 

 

*18.     Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to:

  • Outline measures the Ministry has taken to provide food relief to the nation after His Excellency the President of the Zimbabwe had declare the current drought a state of emergency; and
  • State the agencies responsible for the distribution of food and also clarify the role of the Zimbabwe Republic Police if any.

 

*19.     Hon. Sen. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services to explain the measures taken by the Ministry to improve radio and television signal in rural areas.

 

*20.     Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain the measures government is taking to mitigate the food shortages in the country.

 

*21.     Hon. Sen. Timveos: To ask the Minister of Justice Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to state measures taken by the Ministry to ensure that the administration of the voters Roll formerly under the purview of the Registrar General is completely taken over by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission as provided for in the Constitution.

 

*22.     Hon. Sen. Mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Defence to explain how provinces without resident army units can benefit from developmental projects undertaken by the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) when the country is at peace.

 

 

*23.     Hon. Sen. Mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development to state when the Bindura – Matepatepa road in Mashonaland Central Province which is used mostly by farmers to transport their farm produce would be surfaced.

 

 

*24.     Hon. Sen. mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education whether there are plans to improve adult education in Zimbabwe.

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

Wednesday, 2nd March, 2016

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room No. 4.

 

Human Rights: Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Buka F, Hon. Sen. Carter M, Hon. Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief, Hon. Sen. Muchenje V, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. (Committee Clerk—Mr. S. Manhivi)

 

Thursday, 3rd March, 2016

 

At 0900 hours in Committee Room 4.

 

Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Mumvuri D.D.E - (Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Carter M, Hon. Sen. Chabuka K., Hon.Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chiduku Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A, Hon. Sen. Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Musaka M.B, Hon. Sen. Musarurwa Chief, Hon. Ncube S., Hon. Sen. Nembire Chief, Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief, Hon. Sen. Rtd Gen. Nyambuya M, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Ntabeni Chief, Hon. Sen. Sibanda A, Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.M, Hon. Sen. Timveos. (Committee Clerk—Mr. A. Kunzwa)

 

At 1000 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.  Chizema M- (Chairperson), Hon. Sen. Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Bhobho H. Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Goto R, Hon. Sen. Juba A, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M, Hon. Sen. Marozva Chief, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Matiriira A, Hon Sen. Mavhunga M, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Ndlovu J, Hon. Sen. Chief Nembire, Hon. Sen. Nyamukoho Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyangazonke Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen.Tawengwa C.Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. E. Mafuruse)

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