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SENATE VOTES 12 OCTOBER 2017 NO 10

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No. 10

 

PARLIAMENT

 

OF

 

ZIMBABWE

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VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATE

 

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FIFTH SESSION – EIGHTH PARLIAMENT

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THURSday, 12TH OCTOBER 2017

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

Acting President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

 

Bhobho H,

Buka F,

Carter M. N,

Chabuka K,

Chiduku Chief,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D.A,

Chipanga T. S,

Chisunga Chief,

Chitanga Chief,

Gampu Chief IV,

Goto R,

Jadagu G.T,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Machingaifa T,

Makone T,

Makore J,

Makwarimba C,

Manyeruke J,

Marozva Chief,

Masendu Chief,

Mashavakure N,

Masuku A,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mkhwebu A,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T.B,

Mtshane Chief,

Mugabe C.T,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Musaka M.B,

Musarurwa Chief,

Mutsvangwa M,

Ncube S,

Nebiri Chief,

Nembire Chief,

Ngungumbane Chief,

Ntabeni Chief,

Nyambuya M.R (Rtd. Gen.)

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Shoko G,

Siansali Chief,

Sibanda A,

Sibanda B,

Sinampande H.M,

Tawengwa C. Z,

Timveos L,

 

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

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Sen. Charumbira Chief, Hon. Sen. Chimutengwende C.C.C, Hon. Sen. Hungwe J, Hon. Sen. Maluleke O, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T.A, Hon. Sen. Moyo S.K, Hon. Sen. Mumbengegwi  S.S, Hon. Sen. T. V. Muzenda, Hon. Sen. Nyambuya M. (Rt. Gen.), Hon. Sen. Sekeramai T.S.

 

1.         The Acting President of the Senate informed the Senate that Hon. Sen. Shoko had been appointed to serve in the following Thematic Committees:

                                i.            HIV and AIDS; and

                              ii.            Sustainable Development Goals

 

2.         The Acting President of the Senate also informed the Senate that Honourable Members of the Parliamentarians for Global Action (Zimbabwe Chapter) were invited to an annual meeting on Wednesday, 18 October 2017 at 1200 hours in the Government Caucus Room and that new members were welcome.

 

3.         The Acting President of the Senate informed the House that there would be a Pre-Budget Briefing workshop on Friday, 20 October 2017, from 0830 hours at Pandhari Lodge and urged all Members of Parliament to attend.

 

4.         Questions without Notice.

 

Hon. Sen.  Marava, seconded by Hon. Sen. Makone, moved: That time for              Questions without Notice be extended by ten minutes.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

5.         Questions with Notice.

 

6.         Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane, seconded by Hon. Sen. Chief Mumvuri, moved: That the motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3: “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being for all at all ages”, [S. C. 8, 2017], which was superseded by the end of the Fourth Session of the Eighth Parliament be restored on the Order Paper in terms of Standing Order No. 71.

 

7.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 11th

October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku).

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 07 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. Chief Charumbira.

 

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

 

8.         Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (Adjourned, 11th October, 2017—Hon. Sen. Mumvuri).

 

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 10]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

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

 

9.    Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on Arms Trade Treaty (Adjourned 11th October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos)

 

[Days elapsed: 4]

 

           Question again proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) held at Pullman Teranga Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 13th to 14th June, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos.

 

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

 

10.       On the motion of Hon. Sen. Masuku, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mumvuri: The Senate adjourned at ten minutes past four o’clock p.m until Tuesday, 31st October, 2017, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

 

 

                                                                                    C. Z. TAWENGWA,

                                                                                       Acting President of the Senate.

 

 

TUESDAY, 31ST OCTOBER 2017

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.               Hon. Sen. Sinampande

Hon. Sen. Mawire

 

That this House takes note of the Report of the Parliament of Zimbabwe Delegation to Eighth Retreat of the Association of Senates, Shoora and Equivalent Councils in Africa and the Arab World, 20th – 21st May 2017, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 

2.               Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3 (Reinstated 12th October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane)

                                                                                               

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 23]

 

Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Sustainable Development Goals on SDG No. 3: “Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-being for all at all ages”, [S. C. 8, 2017] – Hon. Sen. Chief Mtshane

 

3.               Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 12th

October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku).

 

[Time elapsed: 3 hours 21 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. Chief Charumbira.

 

 

4.         Adjourned debate on motion on the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (Adjourned, 12th October, 2017—Hon. Sen. Masuku).

 

                                                                                                            [Days elapsed: 11]

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the First Report of the Thematic Committee on Peace and Security on the Preparedness of the Grain Marketing Board to handle the 2016/2017 Crop Deliveries and the Success of the Command Agriculture Programme (S. C. 15, 2017)- Hon. Sen. Mumvuri.

 

5.    Adjourned debate on motion on the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on Arms Trade Treaty (Adjourned 12th October, 2017- Hon. Sen. Masuku)

 

[Days elapsed: 5]

 

           Question proposed: That this House takes note of the Report of the Zimbabwe delegation to the International Conference on Promoting Stakeholder and Parliamentary Dialogue on the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) held at Pullman Teranga Hotel in Dakar, Senegal from 13th to 14th June, 2017- Hon. Sen. Timveos.

 

6.        The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services

 

            THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that      any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or            International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of becoming party to the          Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are blind,      visually impaired or otherwise print disabled;  

 

            WHEREAS the Marrakesh Treaty recognizes that Governmental and Non –           Governmental Organisations play an important role in providing persons with print            disabilities with access to alternative format materials;

 

            WHEREAS the Republic of Zimbabwe is desirous of ratifying the Marrakesh Treaty;

 

            WHEREAS the entry into force of the aforesaid Treaty shall be conditional upon its         ratification by the Member States in accordance with their Constitutional Procedures;

 

            NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of            Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Treaty be and is hereby     approved         for ratification.

 

7.        The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services

 

            THAT WHEREAS Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that any     convention, treaty or agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the          authority of the President with one or more foreign states of governments or        International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

           

            WHEREAS Zimbabwe is committed to promote and protect the social and economic            rights of its people and guarantee International Organisations and regional best practices in          the labour market;

 

            AND WHEREAS Zimbabwe approved of the SADC policies on Child Labour, Social           Security, Use of Chemicals, HIV and HIV and Decent work it remains desirous to realize the aspirations of regional cooperation and integration in the employment and    Labour sector;

            AND WHEREAS, His Excellency, the President of the republic of Zimbabwe, Cde. Robert Gabriel Mugabe on the 18th of August 2014 at Victoria Falls signed SADC    Protocol and Employment and Labour;

NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Ratification of the SADC Protocol on Employment and Labour be and is hereby approved for acceptance.

 

 

 

8.              The Minister of Public Service, Labour and Social Services

 

            THAT WHEREAS, Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of Zimbabwe provides that     any Convention, Treaty or Agreement acceded to, concluded or executed by or under the authority of the President with one or more foreign states or governments or            International Organisations shall be subject to approval by Parliament;

 

            WHEREAS Zimbabwe is a member State of the International Labour Organisation           and seeks to eradicate forced labour in all its forms;

 

            AND WHEREAS Cabinet approved of the Ratification of the ILO Protocol to the           Forced Labour Convention P029 on the 1st of June 2017;

 

                NOW THEREFORE, in terms of Section 327 (2) (a) of the Constitution of   

                 Zimbabwe, this House resolves that the aforesaid Protocol be and is hereby   

                 approved for acceptance.  

 

 

 

 

           THURSDAY, 2ND NOVEMBER 2017

 

    

QESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

        QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs;

 

(a)    Why Justice Rita Makarau plays a triple role as judge of the Supreme Court, Secretary for Judiciary Services Commission and Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC).

 

(b)   To further explain what role she would play in the event election results are contested.

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*2.       Hon. Sen. Timeveos:  To ask the Minister of Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to explain to the House why the Anti-Corruption Commission has no arresting powers.

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*3.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development to explain:

 

(a)    Whether or not farmers in resettlement areas are insured against natural disasters;

 

(b)   How a farmer can be assisted in case of loses of one hundred and fifty or more hectares of maize crop due to veld fires.

 

 

(c)    How farmers are sensitised on setting up fireguards or fire breaks in place to avert veld fires.

 

(d)   What the Ministry’s policy is as regards the protection of farmers from unscrupulous buyers who want to cash in on maize that was harvested under the Command Agriculture Programme.

 

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House;

 

(a)    The success and failures of the 2016 budget;

 

(b)   How through the 2016 Budget the Ministry has managed to economically empower people with disabilities.

 

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*5.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development to inform the House what benefits the nation has realized from the Chinese people who are in business in the country.

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

 

*6.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development:

a)      To explain the Ministry’s policy with regards to ensuring that all imported vehicles that are currently parked in most areas of the country pay taxes to the government;

b)      To further explain why they are parked when they are already in the country;

c)      How these vehicles got into the country when they are not being used for their intended purposes.

d)     To state whether citizens are fully conversant with laws governing the importation of vehicles and the consequences of breaching such laws.

 

[Transferred 5th October, 2017]

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 Monday, 16th October 2017

 

                                    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. Jadagu G.T., 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. Mugabe C.T, Hon. Sen. Nembire Chief, Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Sibanda A. (Committee Clerk—Mr. T. Chiremba) 

 

 

At 1400 hours in Committee Room 413.

 

HIV and AIDS: Hon. Sen. Timveos L.-(Chairperson) Hon. Sen. Bhebe M, Hon. Sen. Chabuka K, Hon. Sen. Chifamba J, Hon. Sen. Chimanikire A, 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. Komichi M., Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marozva Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A., Hon. Sen. Mkhwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mohadi T.B, Hon. Sen. Mumvuri D.D.E, Hon. Sen. Murwira T., Hon. Sen. Ncube S., Hon. Sen. Ndlovu J, Hon. Sen.  Nebiri Chief, Hon. Sen. Ngungumbane Chief, Hon. Sen. Nyathi R, Hon. Sen. Shoko G, Hon. Sen. Sibanda B., Hon. Sen.  Sinampande H.M (Committee Clerk – Mr. S. Manhivi)

 

 

Tuesday, 17th October 2017

 

At 1000 hours in Committee Room 413.

 

Sustainable 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. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen. Masendu Chief, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mkwebu A, Hon. Sen. Mlotshwa S, Hon. Sen. Mugabe C.T, Hon. Sen. Muronzi M., Hon. Sen. Shiri A, Hon. Sen. Shoko G, Hon. Sen. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Tawengwa C. Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. C. Mataruka)

 

 

 

Wednesday, 18th November 2017

 

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. Chipanga T, Hon. Sen. Chisunga Chief, Hon. Sen. Gampu IV Chief, Hon. Sen. Machingaifa T, Makone T, Hon. Sen. Makore J, Hon. Se. Makwarimba C, Hon. Sen., Hon. Sen. Maluleke O.  Hon. Sen. Manyeruke J, Hon. Sen. Marava M, Hon. Sen. Mashavakure N, Hon. Sen. Mawire J, Hon. Sen. Hon. Sen. Moeketsi V, Mtshane Chief, 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, 19th November, 2017

 

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. 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. 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 National Assembly Chamber

 

Indigenisation and Empowerment: Hon. Sen.   Mavhunga 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. 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. Murwira T, 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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