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BILL WATCH 28-2019 of 28 May - One Bill Passed, More Expected to be Passed This Week

  BILL WATCH 28/2019

[28th May 2019]

Both Houses Sat Last Week and is Sitting Again This Week

Coming Up in Parliament This Week

At the end of last Thursday’s sitting both Houses adjourned until today, Tuesday 28th May.  This is a departure from the Sitting Calendar, which envisaged a break until 11th June.  The departure must have been prompted by the need for accelerated progress on pending Bills.

Bill Watch 24/2019 - The Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill : Is it Constitutional?

In our Bill Watch 22/2019 of the 17th April we analysed the Maintenance of Peace and Order Bill to see how far it differs from the Public Order and Security Act, and we concluded that the Bill will make no material difference to the existing law. 

In this Bill Watch we shall examine the Bill again to see whether its provisions, if enacted, will be constitutional.

The Constitution

Bill Watch 16-2019 In the Senate This Week + National Assembly Update for Last Week

BILL WATCH 16/2019

[27th March 2019]

The Senate is Sitting This Week

The National Assembly has Adjourned to Tuesday 7th May

In the Senate This Week


Cyclone Idai

The Senate resumed sitting yesterday, Tuesday 26th March, having been in recess for the previous two weeks.  At the end of Thursday’s sitting it is expected to adjourn until Tuesday 7th May. 

Bill Watch 14 - 2019 Movement on TNF Bill : Assembly debate on ZHRC Report

BILL WATCH 14/2019

[13th March 2019]

The National Assembly is Sitting This Week

The Senate is in Recess until 26th March

Zimbabwe Ratifies Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty [CTBT]

On 13th February Zimbabwe ratified this treaty, which was signed on its behalf in 1999.  On 14th February a national seminar on CTBT took place in Harare. 

Bill Watch 13 - 2019 Parliament in Recess until Tuesday 5th March

BILL WATCH 13/2019

[12th March 2019]

Unfinished Business 

January’s Defence Forces Deployment:

Parliament Not Yet Officially Informed

Nearly two months have passed since mid-January, when the Defence Forces were deployed in support of the Zimbabwe Republic Police in the maintenance of public order.  The heavy-handed deployment continued for some time. 

Bill Watch 08 - Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned to Tuesday 12th February


[10th February 2019]

Both Houses of Parliament Have Adjourned to Tuesday 12th February

Both Houses of Parliament sat again last week.  Both enjoyed a relatively easy week.  Only one sitting lasted until after 5 pm; the others ended well before that, most of them just before or just after 4 pm.  After Thursday afternoon’s sittings both Houses adjourned until next Tuesday, 12th February. 


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