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SENATE VOTES 21 MAY 2019 NO 43

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No. 43

 

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - NINTH PARLIAMENT

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TUESDAY, 21ST MAY, 2019

 

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Half past two o’clock pm.

    

The President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

Members Present

Charumbira Chief

Chifamba J.,

Chikwaka Chief

Chimbudzi A.,

Chimutengwende C.,

Chinake V.,

Chirongoma J. M.,

Chitanga Chief,

Chundu Chief,

Dube A.,

Dube M. R.,

Femai M.,

Gumpo S.,

Gweshe K.,

Hungwe J. D.,

Hungwe S. O.,

Komichi M.,

Makone T. M.,

Makumbe Chief,

Malinga J. T.,

Maluleke O. M,

Mapungwana Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mavetera T.,

Mathupula Chief,

Mathuthu T.,

Matiirira A.,

Matsiwo Chief,

Mavhunga M.,

Mkhwebu A.,

Moeketsi V.,

Moyo S. K.,

Mpofu S.,

Munzverengwi A.,

Muronzi M.,

Mtshane Chief

Muzenda V. T.,

Ncube S.,

Ndlovu M.,

Ndlovu P.,

Nechombo Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngezi Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nhema Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M.R (LT. GEN. RTD)

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R.,

Phuthi M.,

Rambanepasi C.,

Rwambiwa E.,

Sekeramayi S. T.,

Shiri P.,

Shoko G.,

Shumba C.,

Siansali Chief,

Sinampande H.,

Timveos L.,

Tongogara A. K.,

 

Tsomondo B.,

Wunganayi T.,

Zivira H.

 

In attendance in terms of section 138(2) and (3) and section 104(3) of the Constitution

          

Printed by Order of the Senate  

Absent with leave

Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B, Hon. Sen. Muzenda T.V.

 

1.               The President of the Senate informed the Senate that there would be a Roman Catholic Church service on Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019, at 1230 hours in the Senate Chamber and that all Honourable Members were invited.

 

2.               The President of the Senate also informed that Senate that the Parliament Clinic, in conjunction with Harare City Council was administering the cholera vaccine to Members of Parliament who received the first dose. Members who had not received the first dose were also advised to visit the Clinic to have the vaccine administered. 

 

3.               Hon. Sen. S. K. Moyo, seconded by Hon. Muzenda, moved: That Order of the Day, No. 1, for today stands over, until Order of the Day No. 6 has been disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

4.               Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 8th       

            May, 2019- Hon. Sen.  Sekeramayi).

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hour 48 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. S. K. Moyo.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. S. K. Moyo, seconded by Hon. Sen. Muzenda: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

 

 

5.               Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Sekeramayi).

 

[Day elapsed:   2]

  

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6 November to 8 December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mkwebu: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

 

6.               Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 8th May, 2019-Hon. Sekeramayi).

 

 

[Days elapsed:  11]

 

Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report of the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019)- Hon Sen. Chidawu

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Muzenda, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chirongoma: Debate   adjourned until tomorrow.

 

7.               Adjourned debate on motion on the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with

devastating effects on the environment (Adjourned 8th May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Gumpo).

 

           

[Days elapsed:  19]

                                                                                                                     

           Question again proposed: That this House-

           

            CONCERNED by the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects         on the environment such as deforestation, land degradation and siltation of rivers             which in turn affects agricultural production and ultimately the economy;

 

            ENCOURAGED by His Excellency, the President’s call for good environmental   management practices in His Official Opening Speech of the Ninth Parliament;

 

            WORRIED that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other           responsible authorities of Government are failing to control the outbreak of veld           fires;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

 

            a)  the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration                 with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; and        Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture to intensify awareness campaigns on the            effects of veld fires and ensure stringent penalties in relevant legislation against          perpetrators; and

 

            b) inculcate the dangers of veld fires from primary education level with a broader                  view of fostering cultural change- Hon. Sen. Gumpo.

 

On the motion of Hon. Sen. Gumpo, seconded by Hon. Sen. A. Dube: Debate   adjourned until Thursday, 23 May 2019.

 

8.               Adjourned debate on motion on the need to educate the nation on the importance of intercropping and growing of small grains (Adjourned 9th May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Tongogara).

           

                

[Days elapsed:  15]

                                                                                                                     

            Question again proposed: That this House-

 

RECALLING that before independence, people used to engage in traditional ways of farming called intercropping which ensured the harvesting of a variety of crops and prevention of malnutrition;

 

            RECOGNISING that with the ushering in of new and modern farming methods of           cash crops, the growing of small grains and intercropping have diminished;

 

CONCERNED that since the phenomenon of climate change, cash crops are not         performing well in all    regions without irrigation infrastructure;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon government to educate the nation on the       importance of intercropping and growing of small grains especially in drought-stricken areas – Hon. Sen. Tongogara.

 

Motion put and agreed.

 

 

 

9.            On the motion of the Minister of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement: The Senate adjourned at twenty five minutes to four o’clock pm.

 

 

 

                                                                                                              M. M. CHINOMONA,

                                                  President of the Senate.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 22ND MAY, 2019

ORDERS OF THE DAY

1.        Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 21st       

            May, 2019- Hon. Sen.  S. K. Moyo).

 

[Time elapsed: 4 hour 48 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. S. K. Moyo.

 

2.         Adjourned debate on the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of            the SADC Parliamentary Forum (Adjourned 21st May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

 

[Days elapsed:   3]

  

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the delegation to the 44th Plenary Assembly of the SADC Parliamentary Forum held at Joachim Chissano International Conference Centre, Maputo, Mozambique from 6 November to 8 December 2018.- Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

3.         Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report (Adjourned 21st May, 2019-Hon. Sen. Muzenda).

 

 

[Days elapsed:  12]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Human Rights on the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission Annual Report of the year ended December 2017 (S.C.1, 2019)- Hon Sen. Chidawu

 

4.        Committee: To resume on the Adverse Report by the Parliamentary Legal Committee on Statutory Instrument No. 247 of 2018, Agricultural Marketing           Authority (Command Agriculture Scheme for Domestic Crop, Livestock and          Fisheries Production) Regulations, 2018 published in the Gazette during the month      of November, 2018. (progress reported 5th March) – Hon. Samukange

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 23RD MAY, 2019

 

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS.

 

* QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE.

 

*1.       HON. SEN. TIMVEOS: To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to state whether Chinese businesses operating in the mining sector are paying any royalties to Government and if so, to advise on the total amount paid in 2017.

                                                            

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

*2.       Hon. SEN. Mohadi: To ask the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural    Development to update the House on progress made by the Ministry on fencing the       Bulawayo- Beitbridge as a remedial measure to keep away stray animals along the      road.

 

 [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

*3.       HON. SEN. CHIEF CHIKWAKA: To ask the Minister of Primary and Secondary

Education to advise on government’s policy regarding students who dropped out of school due to the fact that their parents could not afford to pay incentives that were required by teachers before the year 2013, resulting in such students being a menace to the communities.

 

[Deferred from 11th October, 2018]

 

 

*4.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to explain            the causes of blindness and jaundice in human beings and measures being taken to          raise awareness in that regard.

 

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

 

 

*5.       HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to clarify        whether Nyamandlovu Clinic in Matebeleland North Province is a district hospital   or health service centre and if it is a district hospital to explain why it has no resident      doctor.

  [Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

 

*6.       HON. SEN. MPOFU S: To ask the Minister of Health and Child Care to state when a            mortuary and staff houses will be constructed at Nyamandlovu Clinic in        Matebeleland North Province.

 

[Deferred from 31st January, 2019]

 

 

*7.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and   Hospitality Industry to state measures being taken to safeguard wild animals from   veld fires.

  [Deferred from 1st November, 2018]

 

*8.       HON. SEN. CHIMBUDZI: To ask the Minister of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry to explain measures being taken by the Ministry protect            communities near game reserves from stray wild animals and whether there is any        form of compensation in the event of an attack.

           

[Deferred from 20th December, 2018]

 

*9.       Hon. SEN. gumpo: To ask the Minister of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing to inform the House when people living in shanty houses in Mahombekombe Township, Kariba will be relocated considering that their exposure to the risk of high voltage electricity transmission power lines.

 

[Deferred from 22nd November, 2018]

*10.     HON.SEN.SHOKO: To ask the Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare to explain measures being taken by the Ministry to decentralize the registration of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and Community based Organizations to other provinces outside Harare.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

 

*11.     Hon. Sen. Shoko: To ask the Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Development to state when the Ministry would bring up a bill to ensure both genders are equally represented in all government institutions and agencies as provided in 17 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe.

[Deferred from 28th March, 2019]

 

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ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICE OF MOTION

 

1.               HON. SEN. CHIEF NECHOMBO

HON. SEN. CHIEF MTSHANE

 

That this House takes note of the Zimbabwean Delegation to the AfrEA    Conference on Monitoring and Evaluation held in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 11th     to 15th March 2019.

 

2.               Adjourned debate on motion on the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with

devastating effects on the environment (Adjourned 21st May, 2019- Hon. Sen. Gumpo).

 

           

[Days elapsed:  20]

                                                                                                                     

            Question proposed: That this House-

           

            CONCERNED by the recurrence of outbreaks of veld fires with devastating effects         on the environment such as deforestation, land degradation and siltation of rivers             which in turn affects agricultural production and ultimately the economy;

 

            ENCOURAGED by His Excellency, the President’s call for good environmental   management practices in His Official Opening Speech of the Ninth Parliament;

 

            WORRIED that the Environmental Management Agency (EMA) and other           responsible authorities of Government are failing to control the outbreak of veld           fires;

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, calls upon-

 

            a)  the Ministry of Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry in collaboration                 with the Ministry of Local Government, Public Works and National Housing; and        Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture to intensify awareness campaigns on the            effects of veld fires and ensure stringent penalties in relevant legislation against          perpetrators; and

 

            b) inculcate the dangers of veld fires from primary education level with a broader                  view of fostering cultural change- Hon. Sen. Gumpo.

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MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room No. 413

 

            Sustainable Development Goals: Hon Sen. Chief Mtshane K. (Chairperson);       Hon. Sen. Chidawu O; Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Chief Chundu; Hon.     Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen.  Hungwe O. S; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.       Maluleke         O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Sen.Chief Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V;           Hon. Sen. Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Mpofu S;  Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen. Muzenda         T.V; Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E; Hon. Sen. Shoko G;    Hon.             Sen.Shumba C; Hon. Sen.Timire R;   Hon. Sen. Tongogara A. K; Hon. Sen.           Wunganayi T.

 

Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 3

 

            Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen. Mbohwa M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Chief Chitanga, Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen.      Chief Chundu; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Femai M; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;            Hon. Sen. Makone T; Hon. Malinga J. T; Hon. Sen Mpofu B; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P;            Hon. Sen. Chief Nechombo; Hon. Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen. Chief Nhema; Hon. Sen. Chief  Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Phuti M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C; Hon. Sen.     Tsomondo B; Hon. Sen. Zivira H. (Committee Clerk - Mr. C. Ratsakatika)

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 4

 

            Peace and Security: Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen.   Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.    Chimbudzi A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M; Hon. Sen. Makone T;      Hon. Sen. Chief Makumbe; Hon. Sen. Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;    Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A; Hon.     Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Moyo S. K; Hon. Sen. Mudzuri E; Hon. Sen.          Mwonzora D; Hon. Sen. Ncube S; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi;        Hon.    Sen. Chief Ngungumbane; Hon. Sen. Chief Ntabeni; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R;            Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali; Hon. Sen. Dr. Sekeramayi S. T; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.             M; Hon. Sen. Timveos L. (Committee Clerk—Ms. E. Masara)

 

Monday, 27th May, 2019

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 3

 

Gender Development and Empowerment: Hon Sen. Ncube S. (Chairperson);

            Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen. Chief Chikwaka; Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A; Hon.             Sen. Hungwe O; Hon. Sen. Khupe W; Hon. Sen.  Mavetera T; Hon.Sen. Moeketsi         V; Hon. Sen. Mpofu   S; Hon. Sen. Muronzi M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu P; Hon. Sen.         Chief Nembire; Hon. Sen.      Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R; Hon. Sen. Chief      Nhema; Hon. Sen. Nyathi R; Hon. Sen. Timire R;    Hon. Sen. Wunganai T; Hon.    Sen. Zivira H.

At 1400 hours in the National Assembly

 

            HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Femai M. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Chitanga;

            Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Chabuka K; Hon. Sen. Chifamba J; Hon. Sen.          Chirongoma J. M; Hon. Sen. Dube A; Hon. Sen. Dube M. R; Hon. Sen. Komichi M;   Hon. Sen. Maluleke O. M; Hon. Sen. Chief  Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T;           Hon. Sen. Matiirira A; Hon. Sen. Chief Matsiwo; Hon. Sen. Dr. Mavetera T; Hon.        Sen. Mbowa M; Hon. Sen.     Mkhwebu A; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu M; Hon. Sen. Ndlovu             P; Hon. Sen. Dr. Parirenyatwa P. D; Hon. Sen. Phuthi M; Hon. Sen. Rambanepasi C;        Hon. Sen. Chief Siansali;             Hon.    Sen. Shoko G; Hon. Sen. Sinampande H. M;             Hon. Sen. Timveos L; Hon. Sen. Tongogara A; Hon. Sen. Tsomondo B.

 

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 4

 

            Human Rights: Hon Sen. Chidawu O. (Chairperson); Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira

            Hon. Sen. Chinake V; Hon. Sen. Gumpo S; Hon. Sen. Gweshe K; Hon. Sen. Chief            Makumbe; Hon. Sen.        Chief Mapungwana; Hon. Sen. Chief Masendu; Hon. Chief             Mathupula; Hon. Sen. Mavetera T; Hon. Sen. Mohadi T. B; Hon. Sen. Mwonzora D;         Hon. Sen. Muzenda T. V; Hon. Sen. Chief Ngezi; Hon. Sen. Chief  Ntabeni; Hon.          Sen. Chief Nyangazonke; Hon. Sen. Shumba C; Hon. Sen. Rwambiwa E.

 

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