February 2016

Speaker's Ruling - Alleged Contempt by Kuwaza - 2016-02-16

In the National Assembly
Tuesday 16th February 2016

RULING BY MR SPEAKER MUZENDA ON ALLEGED CONTEMPT OF PARLIAMENT
BY MR CHARLES KUWAZA

The Speaker made a ruling on a matter of privilege raised by Hon. Matuke, the then Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy against Mr Charles Kuwaza, the former Chairperson of the State Procurement Board in relation to his conduct when he appeared before the Committee as follows:

Constitution Watch 6-2016

CONSTITUTION WATCH 6/2016

[23rd February 2016]

The Death Penalty in the Senate

Introduction

Two important Bills affecting the death penalty are due to be considered by the Senate this week.  The Bills are the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill and the General Laws Amendment Bill.

The Bills

BILL WATCH 10-2016

BILL WATCH 10/2016

[22nd February 2016]

The Senate will Sit This Week

The National Assembly is in Recess until Tuesday 1st March

The National Assembly sat last week, and on Thursday, after passing the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill, adjourned until Tuesday 1st March.  The Senate and its committees will be sitting this week, having been in recess since the Senate adjourned on 4th February.

HH 114-16 - Dusabe v City of Harare

In the matter between

 

JEAN PIERRE DUSABE                                                  1ST APPLICANT

 

And

 

JOHN PETER MUTOKAMBALI                                      2ND APPLICANT

And

CITY OF HARARE                                                       1ST RESPONDENT

And

MINISTER OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT,                         2ND RESPONDENT

Reprint of General Laws Amendment Bill 2015 Incorporating Amendments

GENERAL LAWS AMENDMENT BILL, 2015
EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM


The purpose of this Bill is to ensure that all Acts of Parliament in force before the new Constitution became effective are, to the extent of any inconsistency with the Constitution, aligned with the Constitution. The changes are mostly of a minor nature. The opportunity has also been taken to resolve some minor anomalies in the statute book. The more important amendments are the subject of the commentary below.

SC 2015-03 - Special Report of the Portfolio Committee on Health on Putting Tuberculosis on the Political Agenda

1.0 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Members of the Portfolio Committee on Health and Child Care together with the Thematic Committee on HIV I AIDS attended a two-day Workshop organized by the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in conjunction with the World Health Organisation at the Kadoma Ranch Motel from 31 July to 1 August 2015 .The Workshop was held under the theme: -Putting Tuberculosis (T.B) on the Political Agenda. Members at the workshop also visited Kadoma General Hospital to appreciate the operations of the hospital.

SI 2015-129 - Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use) Regulations, 2015

lT is hereby notified that the Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, in terms of section 81 of the Road Traffic Act [Chapter 13:11], has made the following regulations:- These regulations may be cited as the Road Traffic (Construction, Equipment and Use) Regulations, 2015. These regulations shall come into operation on the 14th of December 2015.

BILL WATCH 9-2016

BILL WATCH 9/2016

[15th February 2016]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week

The Senate Remains in Recess until Tuesday 22nd February

 

Joint Ventures Act and Gender Commission Act Gazetted

Two more 2015 Acts were gazetted on Friday 12th February [leaving only the Banking Amendment Act outstanding]—

Joint Ventures Act [Chapter 22:22]

To provide for the implementation of joint venture agreements between contracting authorities and counterparties; and to provide for matters connected with or incidental to the foregoing. This Act was gazetted on 12th February 2016. The Act will come into operation on a date to be proclaimed by the President in a Statutory Instrument.

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