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SENATE VOTES 28 SEPTEMBER 2017 NO 04

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No. 4

 

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, 28th SEPTEMBER 2017

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Half past Two o’clock pm.

President of the Senate in the Chair.

 

 

 

Bhebhe

Bhobho H,

Chabuka K,

Chifamba J,

Chimanikire A,

Chimbudzi A,

Chimhini D.A,

Chimutengwende C.C.C,

Goto R,

Jadagu G.T,

Khumalo D.T,

Komichi M,

Mabhugu F E,

Machingaifa T,

Makore J,

Maluleke M.O,

Manyeruke J,

Marava M,

Mashavakure N,

Matiirira A,

Mavhunga M,

Mawire J,

Mlotshwa S,

Moeketsi V,

Mohadi T.B,

Mugabe C.T,

Mumvuri D.D.E,

Muronzi M,

Murwira T,

Musaka M.B,

Mutsvangwa M,

Muzenda T.V,

Ncube S,

Ndhlovu J

Ngungumbane Chief,

Nyathi R,

Shiri A,

Shoko G,

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

 

Hon. Min. Chidarikire F., Hon. Min. Chidhakwa W., Hon. Chingosho C.P, Hon. Min. Dr. Gumbo J, Hon. Matangaidze T, Hon. Mguni O, Hon. Dr. Undenge S.

 

Printed by Order of the Senate

 

Absent with leave

 

Hon. Sen. Chipanga T.S, Hon. Sen. Masuku A, Hon. Sen. Mathuthu T.A, Mkhwebu A.

 

 

 

1.        Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee NOT being an adverse report on the

    following Statutory Instruments and General Notices-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Date received

   

            Statutory Instruments Nos. 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 87 and all General Notices published in the Gazette during the month of July…………………28th October, 2017.

           

           

2.        Report from the Parliamentary Legal Committee being an adverse report on the following Statutory Instrument-

                   Date received

   

            Statutory Instrument No. 74 published in the Gazette during

            the month of July………………………………………………….28th October, 2017

 

3.        The Deputy President of the Senate informed the Senate that all Chairpersons of Committees were invited to the Liaison and Coordination Committee Retreat to be held at Holiday Inn, Bulawayo from 6th to 9th October, 2017.

 

4.        Hon. Sen. Tawengwa, seconded by Hon. Sen. Mumvuri moved: That Question Time be deferred.

 

Motion put and agreed to.

 

5.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 27th September, 2017- Hon. Sen. Tawengwa)

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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 the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development: Debate adjourned until Tuesday 3rd October, 2017.

 

6.         The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development moved: That the House reverts to Questions Time.

 

            Motion put and agreed to.

 

7.         Questions without notice.      

 

8.         Questions with notice.    

 

9.         On the motion of the Deputy Minister of Energy and Power Development: The Senate adjourned at fourteen minutes past four o’clock pm until Tuesday, 3rd October, 2017, at half past two o’clock in the afternoon.

           

 

 

                                                                                    E. MADZONGWE,

                                                                                       President of the Senate.

 

 

TUESDAY, 3RD OCTOBER 2017

 

 

ORDERS OF THE DAY AND NOTICES OF MOTIONS

 

1.         Second Reading: National Peace and Reconciliation Commission Bill, (H.B.2A, 2017) - The Vice President and Minister of National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation.

 

2.         Adjourned debate on motion in reply to the Presidential Speech (Adjourned 28th September, 2017- The Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development).

 

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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- Hon. Sen. Chief Charumbira.

 

3.         Hon. Sen. Mumvuri

            Hon. Sen. Makone

 

That the 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, 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.

 

4.         Hon. Sen. Masuku

Hon. Sen. Mohadi

 

That this House: -

RECOGNIZING that in 1999, Parliament adopted the final report of the Parliamentary Reform Committee (PRC); and one of the recommendations contained in the report was that of establishing a Code of Conduct, Ethics, and Implementation Register for Members of Parliament.

ACKNOWLEDGING that the Constitution of Zimbabwe, in section 198 provides for the enactment of an Act of Parliament which must provide measures to enforce the provisions of principles of public administration and leadership, including measures to―

(a)    require public officers to make regular disclosures of their assets;

(b)   establish codes of conduct to be observed by public officers; and

(c)    provide for the disciplining of persons who contravene the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Constitution or any code of conduct or standard so established.

NOTING that the recommendation by the PRC and the requirement by the Constitution culminated in Standing Order No. 48 of the Standing Rules and Orders of the Senate.

COGNISANT of the approval of the Code of Conduct and Ethics and Implementation Register by the Committee on Standing Rules and Orders on 21st of April, 2016.

NOW THEREFORE, resolves, that the Code of Conduct and Ethics and the Implementation Register be adopted.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, 5TH OCTOBER 2017

 

    

QESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWERS

 

        QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE.

 

  *        QUESTIONS WITH NOTICE

 

 

*1.       Hon. Sen. Timveos:  To ask the Minister of Lands and Rural Resettlement to inform the House what policy is used by land officers to allocate land in view of the fact that they do so without the knowledge of the traditional leadership who are fully conversant with their environment in terms of sacred areas and pastoral land for their livestock.

 

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*2.       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]

 

*3.       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]

 

*4.       Hon. Sen. Chimbudzi:  To ask the Minister of Small and Medium Enterprises to inform the House;

 

(a)    whether or not members of cooperatives pay taxes to the fiscus.

 

(b)   Whether cooperative businesses are insured.

 

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*5.       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 fire guards 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]

 

*6.       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 the Ministry managed to empower people with disabilities economically.

 

[Deferred from 28th September, 2017]

 

*7        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]

 

 

 

MEETINGS OF COMMITTEES

 

 

Monday, 2nd 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. Sibanda B., Hon. Sen.  Sinampande H.M (Committee Clerk - Mrs. N. Khumalo)

 

 

Tuesday, 3rd 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. Siansali Chief, Hon. Sen. Tawengwa C. Z. (Committee Clerk—Mrs. C. Mataruka)

 

 

 

Wednesday, 4th October 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, 5th October, 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 Committee Room No. 413

 

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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