Bill Watch


[4th March 2020]

Alteration of Maximum Farm Sizes : Why?



[25th February 2020]

Parliamentary Sittings in February 2020

Both Houses of Parliament resumed sitting on Tuesday 11th February after a six weeks' recess.  They met again last week and will continue this week, with sittings from Tuesday 25th February.


[18th February 2020]

Back-dating Tax Exemptions and Refunds


On the 31st January the Minister of Finance published two statutory instruments in the Gazette, numbers 24 and 25 of 2020, back-dating exemptions from income tax and refunds of value added tax (VAT) granted to the giant Chinese telecommunications company, Huawei.



[23rd January 2020]

Parliament Invites Public Comment on Constitution Amendment Bill

Parliament yesterday published the following self-explanatory notice:


[19th January 2020]

Parliament Invites Public Comment on Five Bills

Parliament has invited written submissions on each of the Bills listed below.

Submissions should be received by Parliament on or before the date specified in the list as the deadline.  

 BILL WATCH 1/2020

[4th January 2020]

Parliament is in Recess until Tuesday 11th February

Constitution of Zimbabwe Amendment (No. 2) Bill Gazetted

BILL WATCH 69/2019

[16th December 2019]

Both Houses Will Sit Again This Week, from Tuesday 17th December

Consumer Protection Act Now Law

The Consumer Protection Act [Chapter 14:14] [link] was gazetted as Act No. 5 of 2019 on Tuesday 10th December 2019.  The Act came into force as law on that date. 

BILL WATCH 68/2019

[10th December 2019]

Parliament Will Sit This Week, Starting Today, 10th December

This bulletin outlines the programme for this week’s sittings.  First, however, is a paragraph that had to be omitted from Bill Watch 67/2019 of 6th December [link] to avoid undue length.

Non-Adverse PLC Reports on Bills Announced Last Week

BILL WATCH 67/2019

[6th December 2019]

Both Houses Are Due to Sit Again on Tuesday 10th December

BILL WATCH 66/2019

[5th December 2019]

The Financial Adjustments Bill, 2019

BILL WATCH 65/2019

[1st December 2019]

In the National Assembly 26th to 28th November

Both Houses will be in Session this Week

Last week, only the National Assembly was in session.  The House concentrated on:

BILL WATCH 64/2019

[26th November 2019]

Only the National Assembly will be Sitting This Week

The Senate will Not Meet Until Tuesday 3rd December

Coming up in the National Assembly on Tuesday 26th November

2020 National Budget Debate

Resumption of the Budget debate is on the Order Paper for today, Tuesday 26th November. 

BILL WATCH 63/2019

[24th November 2019]

ZANU-PF versus MDC-A : Chairing of Parliamentary Committees


BILL WATCH 62/2019

[21st November 2019]

Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned

The National Assembly Will Meet Again on Tuesday 26th November

The Senate Will Not Meet until Tuesday 3rd November

BILL WATCH 61/2019

[16th November 2019]

Two Major New Acts Gazetted:

Maintenance of Peace and Order Act

Companies and Other Business Entities Act

Both the above Acts were published in a Government Gazette Extraordinary dated 15th November 2019.  

BILL WATCH 60/2019

[15th November 2019]

The New Ministerial Line-up

On Friday 8th November the Office of the President and Cabinet announced changes made by President Mnangagwa to his Ministerial line-up with immediate effect. The following tables show the complete Ministerial line-up including the changes, in alphabetical order by name of Ministry. 

BILL WATCH 59/2019

[14th November 2019]

The 2020 National Budget Was Presented Today

Under the Theme

“Gearing for Higher Productivity, Growth and Job Creation”

BILL WATCH 58/2019

[11th November 2019]

Both Houses of Parliament Will be Sitting This Week

The 2020 National Budget Presentation will be on Thursday 14th November

BILL WATCH 57/2019

[7th November 2019]

Update on Parliamentary Sittings 22nd to 24th October

Both Houses of Parliament Will Reassemble on Tuesday 12th November

Both Houses will reconvene next week, having adjourned until Tuesday 12th November after their last sittings on 24th October.  In the meantime, MPs and Ministers have been attending the pre-Budget Seminar at Victoria Falls from 30th October to 4th November.

BILL WATCH 56/2019

[30th October 2019]

International Treaties Bill