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SENATE VOTES 06 DECEMBER 2016 NO 17

 

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No. 17

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FOURTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 6tH DECember, 2016

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair

     

      Bhebe M,

      Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Carter M. N,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira F. Chief,

Chidarikire F,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini A,

Chimutengwende C. C. C,

Chipanga T.S,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa T. M. Chief,

Gampu IV Chief,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G.T,

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T

Komichi M,

Machaya J. M. K,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F. E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke Muhlawa O,

Manyeruke J,

Mapungwana V,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Mathema C. G,

Mathuthu T. A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkhwebu A,

Mlotshwa S,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane L. K. Chief,

Mumvuri D. D. E,

Muronzi M,

Musaka M. B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Murwira T,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M. R,

Nyamukoho Chief,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Parirenyatwa P. D,

Sekeramayi T. S,

Shiri A,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveous L,

 

                   

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) of the Constitution

 

Hon. Chinamasa P.

 

 

 

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

 

     Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema C, Hon. Sen. Moyo K.

 

 

1.                  The President of the Senate informed the Senate that His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, would address a Joint Sitting of Parliament on the State of the Nation in the National Assembly Chamber at three o’clock pm today.

 

2.                  Business suspended at twenty-two minutes to three o’clock pm.

 

Three o’clock pm.

 

3.                  His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe, from the Chair, was pleased to address Parliament as follows:

 

Printer insert Speech

 

The President of the Senate resumed the Chair at twenty minutes to four o’clock pm.

 

4.                  The President of the Senate laid upon the table the Speech, which the President was pleased to deliver to Parliament.

 

5.      Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the

          Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 1st December,

         2016 –    Hon Sen. Chief Charumbira).

 

                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 6]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union held from the 2nd to the 3rd of June, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan- Hon. Sen. Goto.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (Adjourned 1st December, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

[Days elapsed: 16]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (S. C. 14, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

On the motion of the Minister of Defence: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

7.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 1st December, 2016- Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

[Days elapsed: 16]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Makore, seconded by Hon. Sen. Marava: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

8.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 1st December, 2016- Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed: 12]

 

Question again  proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held in Ezulwini, Swaziland from 28th May to 7th June, 2016- Hon. Mohadi.

 

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

 

 

9.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned   1st December, 2016 – The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education).

 

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 2 hr. 03 minutes]

 

Question again proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya.

 

 

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

 

 

10.       On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes past four o’clock pm.

 

 

                                                                                                                     E. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                                                President of the Senate.

 

 

 

 

                         WEDNESDAY, 7TH DECEMBER, 2016

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (3) of Section 327 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an Agreement which is not an international treaty but which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority with one or more foreign organizations or entities and imposes fiscal obligations on Zimbabwe does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, the Loan Agreement between Government of Zimbabwe and Export-Import Bank of China relating to Hwange 7 and 8 Thermal Power Expansion Project being implemented by Hwange Electricity Supply Company Pvt. Ltd was concluded on the 30 June 2016 in Harare, Zimbabwe; and

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(3) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved.

 

 

2.         The Minister of Finance and Economic Development

 

THAT WHEREAS, Subsection (2) of Section 327 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that an international treaty which has been concluded or executed by the President or under the President’s authority does not bind Zimbabwe until it has been approved by Parliament and does not form part of the law of Zimbabwe unless it has been incorporated into law through an Act of Parliament;

 

AND WHEREAS, an Agreement for the establishment of the African Legal Support Facility, an affiliate of the African Development Bank (AfDB) that provides legal technical assistance in the negotiation of contracts and creates synergies between the private sector and African countries, was signed on 14 October 2008;

 

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of section 327(2) of the Constitution, this House resolves that the aforesaid Agreement be and is hereby approved.

 

3.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union (Adjourned 6th December, 2016 – The Minister of Defence).

 

                                                                                                                 [Days elapsed: 7]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 68th Session of the Executive Committee of the African Parliamentary Union held from the 2nd to the 3rd of June, 2016 in Khartoum, Sudan- Hon. Sen. Goto.

 

 

4.       Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (Adjourned 6th December, 2016 – The Minister of Defence).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on the Status of Children’s Homes (S. C. 14, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

5.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on

Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (Adjourned 6th December, 2016- Hon. Sen. Makore).

 

[Days elapsed: 17]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Second Report of the Thematic Committee on Gender and Development on Early Child Marriages (S. C. 11, 2016) - Hon. Sen. Makore.

 

6.         Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 6th December, 2016- Hon. Sen. Mohadi).

 

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 39th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held in Ezulwini, Swaziland from 28th May to 7th June, 2016- Hon. Mohadi.

 

 

7.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned   6th December, 2016 – The Deputy Minister of Media, Information and Broadcasting Services).

 

                                                                        [Time elapsed: 2 hr. 07 minutes]

 

Question proposed: That a respectful address be presented to the President of Zimbabwe as follows –

 

May it please you, your Excellency 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. Rtd. Gen. Nyambuya.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 8TH DECEMBER, 2016

 

 

      QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*          QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa: To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform the House why government is violently evicting communities from farming and grazing lands in the Zvehamba, Matankeni, Mahetshe villages of Matobo District at the behest of Trek/ARDA Project which is enforcing a 1947 plan, which does not recognize that these families have been residing in these areas since 1912.

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Sibanda B: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to provide the House with detailed figures as at 30 September, 2016 of:

 

a)      The comprehensive foreign debt inclusive of interest accrued;

b)      Domestic loans debt and who these are owed to;

c)      Parastals debts that government has committed to take over;

d)     Individuals and or company debts covered by ZAMCO to date;

e)      Treasury Bills commitments including any that may have been rolled over; and

f)       Any other debt owed by government not covered by these specified above.

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Sibanda B: To ask the Minister of Environment, Water and Climate to advise the house whether the Ministry has:

 

a)      Developed a water resources development strategic plan for the country in view of dwindling water levels and what timeframes have been specified for the development of extra water capacity for the main cities; and

b)      What concrete plans, if any, are in place for the construction of the Zambezi Water Project.

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

Wednesday, 7th December, 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. Chipanga T, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Makone T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Se. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen., 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, 8th December, 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. Chipanga, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Gampu Chief, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Hon. Sen. Makone T, 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 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. Murwira T, 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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