Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 25-2014



[9th May 2014]

Committee Meetings Open to the Public Monday 12th May

The committee meetings listed below will be open to the public on Monday 12th May.  Open meetings for the rest of the week will be listed in a separate bulletin. 

Members of the public may attend these meetings, but as observers only, not as participants, i.e. they may listen but not speak.  The meetings are at Parliament in Harare.  If attending, please use the entrance on Kwame Nkrumah Ave between 2nd and 3rd Streets.  Note that IDs must be produced.

The above details are based on the latest information from Parliament.  But, as there are sometimes last-minute changes to the meetings schedule, persons wishing to attend should avoid disappointment by checking with the relevant committee clerk [see names below] that the meeting is still on and open to the public.  Parliament’s telephone numbers are Harare 700181 and 252940/1.


Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to

Monday 12th May at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development

Oral evidence from CMED Loss Control Officer on their working operations

Committee Room No 1

Chair: Hon Midzi                             Clerk: Ms Macheza

Portfolio Committee: Mines and Energy

Oral evidence from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning on royalties and presumptive tax on gold

Senate Chamber

Chair: Hon Matuke                          Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Monday 12th May at 2 pm

Thematic Committee: HIV/AIDS

Analysis of the SADC Model Law and the National Aids Council Act

Government Caucus Room

Chair: Hon Timveos                       Clerk: Mrs Khumalo

Trafficking in Persons Bill: Forthcoming Public Hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services will be undertaking public hearings on the Trafficking in Persons Bill, on dates and at venues still to be announced.  At its meeting next week [not open to the public] it will be considering its itinerary for these hearings.  Interested persons should therefore be finalising their submissions for presentation at these hearings – or for submission to the portfolio committee in writing.  Veritas has discussed the Bill in detail in two bulletins [Bill Watches 7/2014 and 8/2014 of 20th February].  [Soft copies of the Bill are available from the addresses given at the end of this bulletin.]

Trafficking in persons is also of interest to the Senate’s Thematic Committee on Peace and Security.  This committee will hear oral evidence on border patrols and human trafficking from the Ministries of Defence and Home Affairs at its meeting next Thursday morning [details to be given in our next bulletin].


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