Bill Watch Parliamentary Committees Series 3-2017

Note by Veritas: These public hearings have been postponed for sometime in March.



[3rd February 2016]

Public Hearings on (1) Judicial Laws Amendment Bill
(2) Deeds Registries Amendment Bill and

(3) Estate Administrators Amendment Bill

Monday 13th February to Monday 20th February

The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will be holding public hearings from Monday 13 to Friday 17 February, and on Monday 20 February 2017. The purpose of the public hearings is to give the public an opportunity to express their views on the following Bills —

- the Judicial Laws Amendment Bill

- the Deeds Registries Amendment Bill, and

- the Estate Administrators Amendment Bill

The programme is as follows:

Date and Time

City/town and Venue

Monday 13th February


10.00 am

Queens Hall

Tuesday 14th February


10.00 am

Chevron Hotel

Wednesday 15th Feb


10.00 am

Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel

Thursday 16th February


10.00 am

Midlands Hotel

Friday 17th February


10.00 am

Kadoma Ranch Hotel

Monday 20th February


10.00 am

New Ambassador Hotel


Attendance at the public hearings

Stakeholders, interested groups, organisations and all members of the public are welcome to attend the hearings, at which they will be given the opportunity to make representations. Please note that persons wearing military uniforms, signs of ranks, flags or badges and political party regalia will not have access to these public hearings.

The committee will be reporting back to National Assembly on each of the Bills, and contributions made at the public hearings will be part of its reports.  So the hearings provide an excellent opportunity for members of the public to convey what they think of the Bill to members of Parliament generally.

If you want to make oral representations at a hearing, signify this to the committee clerk before the hearing, if possible, so that she or he can notify the chairperson to call on you.  An oral representation is more effective if followed up in writing.  If you are providing a written copy, it is advisable to take as many copies as possible with you for circulation at the hearing.

Written submissions

For those who cannot attend a hearing, written submissions and correspondence are also welcome.  They should be addressed to The Clerk of Parliament, Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and:—

- sent by email – addressed to, or

- delivered – if delivering, use the Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance to Parliament, between Second and Third Streets, Harare, or

- sent by post – to  P.O. Box CY298 Causeway, Harare.


Queries about the public hearings can be addressed to the committee clerk, Ms P. Zenda on Parliament’s telephone numbers:  (04) 700181-8, 252936-50 [extension 2280 or 2176].

The Bills and Other Relevant Documents are Available from Veritas

The Bills are available for download from the Veritas website.

To access these documents on the Veritas website, readers are invited to use the following links [place your cursor over the link and then depress Ctrl key and Left Click]—

Judicial Laws Amendment Bill

Deeds Registries Amendment Bill

Estate Administrators Amendment Bill [this item will be uploaded shortly]

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