The President of the Senate, Honourable Edna Madzongwe is the presiding officer of the Senate, whose main function is to guide and regulate the proceedings in the Senate. It is also the duty of the President of the Senate to ensure that the powers and privileges of the Senate are observed.
The President is also responsible for the administration of the bicameral Parliament of Zimbabwe as the Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders. This Committee, as provided by Section 57 of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, considers and decides all matters concerning Parliament.
The ceremonial position of The President of Senate is ranked fourth in order of precedence, after the two State Vice Presidents of the Republic of Zimbabwe. The President represents Parliament at international and regional conferences and leads Parliamentary delegations to other nations, as well as receives delegations from other nations. The President of the Senate also receives courtesy calls from heads of Diplomatic Missions and Embassies based in Zimbabwe and other important dignitaries.
The office of The President of Senate is committed to the fundamental principles of being open, effective and responsive to the needs of officers of Parliament, members of Parliament and the electorate.
In the Office of the President of The Senate is her Personal Assistant Roselyn Makoni and her private secretary Jessica Mapokotera who may be reached on Telephone: + 263-4-700181-9
Deputy President of The Senate
The Office of The Deputy President of the Senate is part of the Office of the President of The Senate. The Deputy President of the Senate, Honourable Naison Khutswekhaya Ndlovu, is also the Chairperson of Committees. The Deputy President of the Senate as a presiding officer sits on the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders and is third deputy chairperson of that Committee.
The Deputy President relieves the President in the chair when the house is sitting and performs the duties of President in the absence of the President. The office of The Deputy President of the Senate is manned by his private secretary Mercy Kwangware.