September 2015

BILL WATCH 47-2015

BILL WATCH 47/2015

[28th September 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Are Meeting This Week

Coming up in Parliament This Week

National Assembly


Two Bills are listed for consideration by the National Assembly:

Court Watch 2015 - New Judges


[26th September 2015]

New Judges


On 16th September, in a ceremony at the Constitutional Court attended by invited guests, nine new judges were sworn in by Chief Justice Chidyausiku – three judges of the Supreme Court and three of the High Court. 

National Assembly members as at 06 October 2015



MPs are listed in alphabetical order by surname.

In the column headed Constituency or PR, “PR” indicates that an MP holds one of the 60 party-list/proportional representation seat reserved for women.  The province represented by a PR MP is indicated in the column headed Province

In the column headed Province Mashonaland and Matabeleland have been abbreviated to “Mash” and “Mat”, respectively.

BILL WATCH 45-2015

BILL WATCH 45/2015

[22nd September 2015]

National Assembly sittings resume on Tuesday 22nd September
Senate resumes on Tuesday 29th September

In the National Assembly This Week

The Banking Amendment Bill is to be presented by the Hon Chinamasa, Minister of Finance.  This is the only Bill mentioned on the Order Paper. 

BILL WATCH 41-2015

BILL WATCH 41/2015

[15th September 2015]

Official Opening of New Parliamentary Session Today, 15th September


At midday today, Tuesday 15th September, President Mugabe will open the Third Session of the Eighth Parliament of Zimbabwe.

Court Watch 2015 - Third Term of 2015 Legal Year Starts on 14th September


[13th September 2015]

Third Term of 2015 Legal Year Starts on 14th September

The Constitutional Court, Supreme Court, High Court, Administrative Court and Labour Court have been on vacation for a month.  The third term of the 2015 Legal Year starts on Monday 14th September.  From that date these courts resume regular court sittings to hear appeals, trials and other proceedings in both civil and criminal matters.  

BILL WATCH 39-2015

BILL WATCH 39/2015

[11th September 2015]

General Laws Amendment Bill: “Minor” Amendments (Part I)


The purpose of the General Laws Amendment Bill [the GLA Bill], according to its memorandum, is:

BILL WATCH 38-2015

BILL WATCH 38/2015

[10th September 2015]

Amendment of the Amended Labour Amendment Act

A Much-Altered Provision

The Labour Amendment Bill was rushed through Parliament in mid-August.  Clause 18 of the Bill, as passed by the Senate, read as follows:

18 Transitional provision

Karoi Spring Farm Report

1.         Introduction

1.1 This report contains findings of the Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC), pursuant to an investigation undertaken by the ZHRC into a complaint alleging the violation of human rights of farmworkers at Spring Farm, Hurungwe Central District in the Mashonaland West Province of Zimbabwe.

Public Debt Management Act, 2015

To provide for the management of public debt in Zimbabwe; to establish the Public Debt Management Office on a statutory basis and provide for its functions and administration; to provide for the raising, administration and repayment of loans by the State and for the giving of guarantees in respect of certain loans; to amend the Public Finance Management Act [Chapter 22:19) (No. 11 of 2009) and the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe Act [Chapter 22:201(No. 7 of 2014); and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing.