Public Hearings on Judicial Laws Amendment Bill

(2) Deeds Registries Amendment Bill and

(3) Estate Administrators Amendment Bill

Monday 20th March to Monday 27th March

The Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs will be holding public hearings from Monday 20 to Friday 25 March, and on Monday 27 March 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 (Ease of Settling Commercial and Other Disputes) 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 20th March Mutare
10.00 am Queens Hall
Tuesday 21st March Masvingo
10.00 am Chevron Hotel
Wednesday 22nd March Bulawayo
10.00 am Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Thursday 23rd March Gweru
10.00 am Midlands Hotel
Friday 24th March Kadoma
10.00 am Kadoma Ranch Hotel
Monday 27th March Harare
10.00 am Senate Chamber, Parliament Building

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 be admitted 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 [email protected] or [email protected], 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.

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