Bill Watch

BILL WATCH 27/2015

[21st July 2015]

National Assembly Sits this Week and Next

Senate is in Recess this Week but Sits Next Week

Both Houses in Recess during August

BILL WATCH 26/2015

[20th July 2015]

The General Laws Amendment Bill


BILL WATCH 25/2015

[14th July 2015]

Parliament sat last week and continues this week

Cabinet Reshuffle: Monday 6th July

On Monday 6th July President Mugabe made new Ministerial appointments and reassigned other Ministers. 


BILL WATCH 24/2015

[6th July 2015]

Parliament sat last week and will continue this week

President Orders Three By-Elections, Including Mwenezi East

BILL WATCH 23/2015

[27th June 2015]

Hurungwe West, Swearing-in of New MPs, New Vacancies

Hurungwe West By-Election

A controversy has arisen over whether ZANU-PF’s Keith Guzah, declared winner of the Hurungwe West by-election on 10th June, was validly nominated to stand for the constituency. 

What Does the Constitution Say?

BILL WATCH 22/2015

[26th June 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Continue Sitting Next Week

Sovereign Wealth Fund Act Now in Force

The Sovereign Wealth Fund of Zimbabwe Act has been brought into force and its first board of directors appointed [details of the relevant statutory instrument and official notice under the heading Government Gazette at the end of this bulletin].  

BILL WATCH 21/2015

[15th June 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Continue Sitting This Week

By-elections Results: All 16 Seats to ZANU-PF

BILL WATCH 20/2015

[9th June 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Resume Today, Tuesday 9th June

When the two Houses of Parliament resume today, they are scheduled, according to the 2015 Sitting Calendar, to sit for eight consecutive weeks until 30th July.  There are normally three sittings a week. 

Appointment of Clerk of Parliament

BILL WATCH 19/2015

[8th June 2015]

ZEC Appoints Chief Elections Officer

New Chief Elections Officer: Mrs Constance Chigwamba

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission [ZEC] has announced the appointment of Mrs Constance Chigwamba as Chief Elections Officer with effect from 1st June 2015.  She fills the vacancy caused by the death of the former Chief Elections Officer, Mr Lovemore Sekeremayi in June 2014.

BILL WATCH 18/2015

[7th June 2015]

General Laws Amendment Bill:

Proposed Electoral Act Amendments: Part 2


BILL WATCH 17/2015

[5th June 2015]

General Laws Amendment Bill:

Proposed Electoral Act Amendments: Part I


The General Laws Amendment Bill [GLA Bill] was gazetted on 8th May [The complete 65-page Bill is available from Veritas at the addresses given at the end of this bulletin].

BILL WATCH 16/2015

[15th May 2015]

Parliament Sat Three Times This Week

By-Elections Update

Clarification: Vacant seats: Tsholotsho North and Glen View South

BILL WATCH 15/2015

[12th May 2015]

Parliament will Continue Sitting This Week, Starting on Tuesday 12th May

General Laws Amendment Bill Gazetted

BILL WATCH 14/2015

[5th May 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament will Resume on Tuesday 5th May

The Legislative Year So Far

The National Assembly and the Senate assembled for their first sittings of 2015 on 27th January.  They sat on 21 days in January, February and March before adjourning on 19th March for the Easter vacation.   During that time:

BILL WATCH 13/2015

[23rd April 2015]

ZEC Voter Registration and Voters Roll Inspection Exercise

22nd to 28th April


Parliamentary Vacancies and By-Elections as at 20th April 2015

This bulletin provides an update on—

BILL WATCH 11/2015

[27th March 2015]

President Orders Another 14 By-Elections to Fill National Assembly Vacancies

In today’s Government Gazette there is a Presidential Proclamation [SI 39/2015] ordering the holding of by-elections to fill 14 National Assembly constituency vacancies.   

BILL WATCH 10/2015

[19th March 2015]

MDC-T Precipitates 21 More Parliamentary Vacancies

MDC-T Succeeds in Unseating 21 Renewal Team MPs

On Tuesday 17th March similar rulings were handed down, in the Senate by the President of the Senate and in the National Assembly by the Speaker, declaring vacancies in:

- 4 Senate seats


[17th March 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Be Sitting All This Week


[2nd March 2015]

Both Houses of Parliament Will Resume on Tuesday 3rd March

Both the Senate and the National Assembly took a break last week, after sitting from 27th January to 19th February.  Committee business was also suspended for the week, resuming today 2nd March.   

Parliamentary Sitting Calendar for 2015: March Sittings