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SENATE VOTES 25 FEBRUARY 2016 NO 28

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No. 28

 

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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THURSDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY, 2016

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Half past two o’clock pm.

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

Prayers.

 

Bhebhe M,

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Chabuka K,

Charumbira Chief,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D. A,

Chipanga T.S,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Dandawa Chief,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Gwenzi Chief,

Hlalo M.M,

Jadagu G. T

Juba A,

Khumalo D.T,

Machingaifa T,

Mabhugu F.E,

Makone T,

Makore J,

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,

Moyo S.K,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Muzenda T.V,

Ncube S,

Ndlovu J,

Nembire Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M. R,

Nyangazonke Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Tawengwa C.Z,

Timveos L,

 

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

Hon. Min. L.D.K Dokora, Hon. Min. M. Hlongwane, Hon. Min. S. Kasukuwere, Hon. Min. F. Moyo, Hon. Vice President E. D. Mnangagwa, Hon. Hon. Min. A. Musiiwa, Min. P. Zhanda.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with Leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chizema C.; Hon. Sen. Makwarimba,Hon. Sen. Maluleke, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu Hon. Sen.Chief Mtshane, Hon. Sen. Chief Nebiri.

 

  1. Questions without notice.

 

  1. Questions with notice.

 

  1. The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs moved: That Notices of Motions 1 and 2, and Orders of the day Nos. 3 to 5, for today, stand over, until Orders of the Day Nos. 6 and 7 are disposed of.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

  1. Second Reading: General Laws Amendment Bill (H.B 3A, 2015)-The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.  

           

 

On the motion of the Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 1 March, 2016.

 

  1. Second Reading: Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill (H.B. 2B, 2015) – The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

On the motion of the Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: Debate adjourned until Tuesday, 1 March, 2016.

 

  1. On the motion of the Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at two minutes past five o’clock pm, until Tuesday, 1st March 2016, at a half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

CHIEF F. Z. CHARUMBIRA,

                                                                                                Acting President of the Senate.

 

           

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, 1ST MARCH, 2016

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

  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 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 25th February 2016 The Vice President and Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.

 

[Day elapsed: 1]

 

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. Hon. Sen. Mohadi

            Hon. Sen. masuku A.

           

            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.

 

 

           

  1. Hon. Sen. Chief Musarurwa

Hon. Sen. mavhunga

 

 

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.    

  1. Hon. Sen. Mohadi

Hon. Sen. Chipanga

 

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.

 

  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: 2]

 

           

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: 9]

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

[Deferred from 3rd February, 2016]

 

*9.       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]

 

*10      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]

 

*11      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]

 

*12      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]

 

*13      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]

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

                

 

Monday, 29 February, 2016

 

                                    At 1400 hours in Committee Room No. 3.

 

Gender and Development: Hon Sen. Makore. J.-(Chairperson), Hon. Sen. Bhobho H, Hon. Sen. Buka F, Hon Sen. Chiduku Chief, Hon. Sen. Chitanga Chief, C, Hon. Sen. Goto R, Hon. Sen. Hlalo M.M, Hon. Sen. Jadagu G.T., Hon. Sen. Juba A., Hon. Sen. Khumalo D.T, Hon. Sen. Mabugu F.E, Hon. Sen. Masendu Chief, Hon. Sen. Matiriira A, Hon. Sen. Mavhunga M, Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Hon. Sen. Muchenje V,   Hon. Sen. Nembire Chief, Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Sibanda A,. (Committee Clerk—Mr. T. Chiremba)

 

 

                                    At 1400 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Timveos L.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Bhebhe M, Hon. Sen. Chabuka K, Hon. Sen. Chifamba J, Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi A, Hon. Sen. Chimhini D.A, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Chitanga Chief, Hon. Sen. Chizema C.F, Hon. Sen. Gwenzi Chief, Hon. Sen. Juba A, Hon. Sen. Komichi M., Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marozva Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T. A, Hon. Sen. Mkwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Mumvuri D.D.E, Hon. Sen. Ncube S, Hon. Sen. Ndlovu J, Hon. Sen. Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B., Hon. Sen. Sinampande H.M (Mrs. N. Khumalo)

 

 

Tuesday, 1st March, 2016

 

At 1000 hours in the Government Caucus Room.

 

Millenium Development Goals: Hon. Sen. Mtshane Chief-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Bhobho, Hon. Sen. Chifamba J, Hon. Sen. Dandawa Chief, Hon. Sen. Gwenzi Chief, Hon. Sen. Khumalo D. T, Hon. Sen. Komichi M.B, Hon. Sen. Masendu Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T. A, Hon. Sen. Mkwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M., Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Tawengwa C. Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. C. Mataruka)

 

 

 

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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