Public Hearings on Independent Complaints Commission Bill – Mon 7 to Fri 11 June

BILL WATCH

PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES SERIES 21/2021

Public Hearings Monday 7th to Friday 11th June

on the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill

This bulletin notifies the programme of public hearings on the Zimbabwe Independent Complaints Commission Bill [H.B. 5, 2020] to be conducted jointly next week by the Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and the Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services.

About the Bill

The Bill was gazetted on 24th November last year and is available on the Veritas website [link].  Also available on the Veritas website is Bill Watch 77/2020 [link] which:

  • explains the reason for the Bill – to enact an Act of Parliament to comply with the requirements of section 210 of the Constitution, something that the Government might never have got around to had it not for Veritas’ bringing a case in the Constitutional Court in 2015 which resulted, some five years later, in the court giving the Government 45 days in which to produce a Bill to give effect to section 210; and
  • contains an outline and analysis of the Bill.

The programme for the hearings

Committee members will divide into two teams to cover as many parts of the country as possible.

 

Team A

 

Date Place Venue Time
Monday, 7 June HARARE Ambassador Hotel 1000-1200 hrs
Tuesday, 8 June CHINHOYI Cooksey Hall 1100-1300 hrs
Wednesday, 9 June BINDURA Chipadze Hall 1030-1230 hrs
Thursday, 10 June MARONDERA Mbuya Nehanda Hall 1000-1200 hrs
Friday, 11 June MUTARE Queens Hall 1000-1200 hrs

 

Team B

 

Date Place Venue Time
Monday, 7 June VICTORIA FALLS Chinotimba Hall 0900-1100 hrs
Tuesday, 8 June BULAWAYO Selbourne Hotel 1000-1200 hrs
Wednesday, 9 June GWANDA Gwanda District Club 1000-1200 hrs
Thursday, 10 June MASVINGO Masvingo Civic Centre 0900-1100 hrs
Friday, 11 June GWERU Gweru Theatre 1000-1200 hrs

 

Attendance at the hearings

All the hearings are open to public attendance and participation, and oral and written feedback from members of the public and organisations are welcome.   In its notice announcing the public hearings Parliament urges interested organisations and members of the public to take part in the public hearings and play their part by contributing towards the law making process.

The public hearings will at all times comply with the Ministry of Health and Child Care COVID 19 Regulations regarding the observing of social distancing, sanitization, temperature screening and wearing of facial masks.

  1. a)Only 100 participants will be allowed at any one time,
  2. b)Where more than 100 participants want to attend, they will only be allowed in groups that comply with the requirements,
  3. c)All participants must be wearing facial masks,
  4. d)Appropriate social distancing will be observed.

All members of the public are urged to observe these requirements which will be monitored by the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare teams.

Written submissions and correspondences are welcome and should be addressed to:

The Clerk of Parliament

Attention: Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Portfolio Committee on Defence, Home Affairs and Security Services

P.O. Box CY 298

Causeway

Harare

Email   Submissions can also be made by email through email address [email protected]

Reminder

Members of the public, including Zimbabweans in the Diaspora, can at any time send written submissions to Parliamentary committees by email addressed to [email protected] or by letter posted to the Clerk of Parliament, P.O. Box 298, Causeway, Harare or delivered to Parliament’s Kwame Nkrumah Avenue entrance in Harare.

Veritas makes every effort to ensure reliable information, but cannot take legal responsibility for information supplied.

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