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SENATE VOTES 16 MARCH 2016 NO 36

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No. 36

 

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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WEDNESDAY, 16TH march, 2016

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Half past two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhobho H,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira Chief,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D. A,

Chimutengwende C.C.C,

Chipanga T.S,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa Chief,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Jadagu G. T

Juba A,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Maluleke O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Marozva Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkwebu A,

Mlotshwa S,

Moeketsi V.

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Rtd. General Nyambuya M.R,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Sekeramayi T.S,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L.

 

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

Hon. Min. Chidarikire F.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Carter M.N, Hon. Sen. Chizema C, Hon. Sen. Khumalo D.T, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu, Hon. Sen. Mutsvangwa M, Hon. Sen. Parirenyatwa P.D.

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 15th March, 2016— Hon. Sen. Tawengwa)

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 22 minutes]

 

Question again 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.

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (Adjourned 15th March, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali))                                                       

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-23 October, 2015.- Hon Sen Chief Siansali

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion calling for rehabilitation and maintenance of War Shrines (Adjourned 15th March, 2016 – Hon Sen Mohadi)

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 6]

 

            Question again 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

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion to congratulate His Excellency, the President Cde. R.G. Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe on successfully leading the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Chairperson. (Adjourned 15th March, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa)                        

 

[Days elapsed: 6]

Question again 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    

           

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 38th Plenary Assembly of the SADC-Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 15th March 2016—Hon. Sen Mohadi)

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

 

Question again 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

 

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

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the role of Traditional leaders (Adjourned 15th

          March, 2016-Hon. Sen. Mawire)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

            Question again 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-Hon. Sen Mawire.

           

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

 

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

to the 7th World Water Conference (Adjourned 9th March, 2016— Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa).

[Days elapsed: 13]

 

Question again 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.

           

 

            On the motion of Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. A. Sibanda: Debate adjourned until tomorrow.

 

  1. On the motion of Hon. Sen. Masuku, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mohadi: The Senate adjourned at fourteen minutes past five o’clock pm.

 

  1. MADZONGWE

                                                                                                President of the Senate.

 

THURSDAY, 17TH MARCH, 2016

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER.

 

  • QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

*    QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to state when the Ministry will electrify Beitbridge Border Post to enable the scanning machines to work as expected.

[Transferred on 10th March, 2016]

 

*2.       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.

 

[Deferred from 3rd March, 2016]

                                                                                          

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

                        

[Deferred from 3rd March, 2016]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Mavhunga: To ask the Minister of Environment Water and Climate to explain whether there are any measures the Ministry is instituting to protect human beings from being attacked by crocodiles in Mazowe River.

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Carter: To ask the Minster of Lands and Rural Resettlement to provide figures of the number of hectares that are occupied by A1, A2 farmers and title deeds holders of the land previously owned by commercial farmers.

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Carter: To ask the Minster of Lands and Rural Resettlement to confirm whether the land reform process has been completed so that farmers can confidently concentrate on agricultural production.

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Carter: To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development and Irrigation Development to state the Ministry’s plan to revive Agricultural Rural Development Rural Development Authority (ARDA) farms.

 

*8.       Hon. Sen. Musaka: To ask the Minister of Rural Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage to state the measures the Ministry is taking to address the problem of squatters in resettlement areas of Mhondoro – Ngezi and Sanyati Districts in view of the fact that the problem is now causing conflicts, environmental degradation and stifling economic development.

 

*9.       Hon. Sen. Musaka: To ask the Minster of Rural Development and Preservation of Cultural Heritage to state the measures in place to urgently address resettlement of disputes in accordance with traditional customs and culture.

 

*10.     Hon. Sen. Musaka: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state plans in place to make paediatric diabetes state of the arts medication available for free for children with diabetes as is the case with the paediatric HIV treatment.

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

  1. Adjourned debate on motion on the Zimbabwe Delegation Report on the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) (Adjourned 16th March, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali))                                                       

[Days elapsed: 6]

 

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

           the 133rd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) held in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17-23 October, 2015.- Hon Sen Chief Siansali

  1. Adjourned debate on motion calling for rehabilitation and maintenance of War Shrines (Adjourned 16th March, 2016 – Hon Sen Mohadi)

                                                                                                                       [Days elapsed: 7]

 

            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. R.G. Mugabe and the Government of Zimbabwe on successfully leading the African Union (AU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) as Chairperson. (Adjourned 16th March, 2016 – Hon. Sen. Mavhunga)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

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 (Adjourned 16th March 2016—Hon. Sen Mohadi)

[Days elapsed: 7]

 

 

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 16th

          March, 2016-Hon. Sen. Mawire)

 

[Days elapsed: 7]

            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-Hon. Sen Mawire.

 

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

to the 7th World Water Conference (Adjourned 16th March, 2016— Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa).

[Days elapsed: 14]

 

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.

                                                                                                                              

  1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 16th March, 2016— Hon. Sen. Tawengwa)

 

[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.

 

 

 

BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION BY THE PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL COMMITTEE

 

General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015)The Vice President and

Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs (Referred on 10th March 2016).

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

Thursday, 17th 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. 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 the Government Caucus Room.

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.  Chizema M- (Chairperson), Hon. Sen. Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Bhobho H. Hon. Sen. Chimanikire A, 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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