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SENATE VOTES - 5 FEBRUARY 2009 NO. 11

VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

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FIRST SESSION - SEVENTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSDAY, 5TH FEBRUARY 2009

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The President of the Senate in the Chair.

Half past two o'clock p.m.

prayers

Members Present

Chabuka K. Chando M. Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chibagu G, Chidarikire F. E. Chiduku Chief R. M.

Chigwedere A. S.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe Chief G.M.

Chitaka P. Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chitsa E. Chinamasa P. .A.

Coltart D.

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.

Dinha M.

Dube G. T.

Dube J.

Dube K.

Femai M..

Gaule B.

Gava C.

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M. Holland S.M.

Hungwe J.D. Jacob E. Kabayanjiri O. Karimanzira D. I.G.

Katyamaenza V. Khumalo D.

Mabhiza G.

Machaya J. M.K.

Made J. M. Madzorera H. Makamure E. K. Makhula R. R. Makore J. Makunde T. Makuyana C. Hon. Maluleke T. H.

Marava M. Marumahoko R. Masaba J. Masendu Chief S.D

Mathema C. G. Mbambo L. Mlotshwa S. Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi T.B. Msika J. W.

Mtingwende T. Muchenje V. Muchihwa R. Mumbengegwi S. S.

Mumvuri D.D. E. Murerwa H.M. Musarurwa Chief E. M.

Mushohwe C. C.

Mutsvangwa M.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu J.

Ndlovu N. K. Ngungumbane Chief Z.N.M

Nkomo J.L. Ntabeni Chief M. Nyamukoho Chief S.K.

Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K. Sakupwanya S. U. Sekeramayi S.T.

Sibanda A. Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.

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Printed by the Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

Bidi Chief J.

Gampu Chief Y.

Kombayi P.

Mathuthu T.A.

Matshalaga O.

Masuku A.

Shana Chief

 

  1. The Minister of Defence, with leave, moved: That the provisions of Standing Order No. 98 regarding stages of bills, be suspended in respect of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Bill, [H.B. 2, 2008].

Motion put and agreed to.

2. The Minister of Defence, with leave, moved: That the provisions of Standing Order No. 22 regarding the automatic adjournment of the House at five minutes to seven o'clock pm. and at a twenty five minutes past one o'clock on a Friday, be suspended for today in respect of the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Bill, [H.B. 2, 2008].

Motion put and agreed to.

3. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech. ( Adjourned 27th January 2009 -The Governor for the Harare Metropolitan Province)

 

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Question again proposedThat 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- The Minister of Defence

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

4. The Minister of Defence moved: That in accordance with provisions of Standing Order No. 24, business be suspended in order to facilitate the debate on the Constitution of Zimbabwe (Amendment No. 19) Bill, [H.B. 2, 2008].

Motion put and agreed to.

5. Business suspended at a quarter to three o'clock p.m. in the afternoon.

6. Senate resumed at twenty-five minutes to five o'clock p.m.

7. Bill received from the House of Assembly-

[Date Received]

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Bill

[H.B. 2, 2008]……………………………………………. 5 th February, 2009

8. Second reading - Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment No. 19 Bill [H.B. 2, 2008]- The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

Bill read a second time. Committee, forthwith.

(Senate in Committee)

Clauses 1 to 15 put and agreed to.

Bill to be reported without amendment.

(Senate Resumed)

Bill reported without amendment.

Third reading- forthwith.

Bill read a third time.

president of the senate: Subsection (3) of section 52 of the Constitution provides that a Constitutional Bill shall not be deemed to have been duly passed by Parliament unless, at the final vote thereon in Parliament, it received the affirmative votes of not less than two-thirds of the total membership of Senate.

In order to comply with the provisions of section 52 it is necessary that the number of affirmative votes cast by Senators be recorded.

I therefore direct that the bells be now rung after which the votes of the honorable members will be counted.

Chabuka K. Chando M. Charumbira Chief F. Z.

Chidarikire F. E. Chiduku Chief R. M.

Chigwedere A. S.

Chimbudzi A.

Chimombe Chief G.M.

Chisunga Chief D.

Chitanga Chief F.C.

Chinamasa P. .A.

Coltart D.

Dandawa Chief T. M.

Dete A. A.

Dinha M.

Dube G. T.

Dube J.

Dube K.

Femai M..

Gaule B.

Gava C.

Gutu O. C.

Hlalo M.M. Holland S.M.

Hungwe J.D. Kabayanjiri O. Karimanzira D. I.G.

Katyamaenza V. Khumalo D. Mabhiza G. Machaya J. M.K.

Made J. M. Madzorera H. Makamure E. K. Makhula R. R. Makore J. Makunde T. Makuyana C. Hon. Maluleke T. H.

Marava M. Marumahoko R. Masaba J. Masendu Chief S.D

Mathema C. G. Mbambo L. Mlotshwa S. Mtshane Chief L.K.

Mohadi T.B. Msika J. W.

Muchenje V. Muchihwa R. Mumbengegwi S. S.

Mumvuri D.D. E. Murerwa H.M. Musarurwa Chief E. M.

Mushohwe C. C.

Mutsvangwa M.

Ncube S.

Ndlovu J.

Ndlovu N. K. Ngungumbane Chief Z.N.M

Nkomo J.L. Ntabeni Chief M. Nyamukoho Chief S.K.

Rimbi J. M.

Rugara K. Sakupwanya S. U. Sekeramayi S.T. Sibanda A. Sinampande H.M.

Tapela L.A.

President of the senate: The result of the count is that seventy two Senators have voted in favour of the Third Reading of the Bill. The number of affirmative votes recorded, seventy-two, is not less than the two thirds of the total membership of the House.

I therefore, declare the final vote in the House on the Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19) Bill to have been in accordance with the provisions of subsection (3) of section 52 of the Constitution.

Bill read a third time.

9. Bill returned to the House of Assembly-

Date Returned

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 19)Bill

[H.B. 2, 2008]……………………………………………. 5th February, 2009

10. On the motion of the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs: The Senate adjourned at twenty four minutes to seven o'clock p.m. until Tuesday 10th February 2009 at half past two o'clock in the afternoon.

E. Madzongwe

President of the Senate

TUESDAY 10TH FEBRUARY 2009

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY

1. Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (adjourned 5th February 2009 The Governor for the Harare Metropolitan Province)

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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- The Minister of Defence

 

2. Second Reading: Zimbabwe National Security Council Bill [H.B. 2A, 2009] - The Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs

(Contingent upon bill being received from the House of Assembly)

 

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