Jessie F. Majome | Harare West Member of Parliament

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REST IN PEACE MONSIGNOR FR. K. MHEMBERE

Dear Harare Westerners and friends

I am saddened by the news of the death of Monsignor - Fr. Kizito Mhembere who was Parish Priest at St. Canisius

Catholic Church in Marlborough, Ward 41. I extend my deepest sympathies to St. Canicius Parish and the Archdiocese

of Harare and his family.

May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace.

Your MP


 
HARARE WEST PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICE 1/24/17

 

My year at Parliamentof Zimbabwe started yesterday after a pre Christmas adjournment with this Christmas card placed in my pigeon hole on 23 January by his Excellency the President of the Republic and his fair wife. I was embarrassed (in the legal sense of not knowing how to respond) as my Christmas is now a distant memory and I can't exactly wish them in return a merry Xmas unless I do so for 2017. I'm sure they did have a happy one.
I can only wonder what this tardiness means for good governance. Sign of the times?

We're busy with the late 2017 budget stakeholder consultations that is expected to be passed this week. I dutifully drafted my Justice Legal & Parliamentary portfolio committee. The same woeful tale of reduction by about 14%! Gross underfunding, drowning in debt from previous years, no capital budget unaccountability, - in short, miserable and hopeless - a miserly 3.8 billion budget. Zambia with a population of 14 million like ours has a $14 billlion 2017 budget. 
Today I just debated on the Reserve Bank Amendment Bill to 'introduce' bond notes.

I questioned their legality through the constitutionality of the Presidential Powers Regulations and failure to obtain the constitutionally mandated approval for the $200 million Afreximbank loan 'backing'.

I'm going to present my committee's report tomorrow on the budget probably as my last act as the portfolio committee chair before ZANU PF takes over.

Your MP

 
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Dear Harare Westerners and friends

 

SEASON'S GREETINGS

I wish you all a merry Christmas and a democratic 2017! 

In this season of giving I am appealing for assistance in cash or kind to the 9 children's homes which are in Harare West. No donation can be too small, please contact the homes directly or inbox me.

1. Danai Children’s Home
Contact - 0772 303 832

2.Westgate Haven for Girls 
Contact - 0772 254 952

3. Tariro Youth Project 
Contact - 0772 129 241 0773 181 494

4. Village of Hope 
Contact - 0774454089/ 291 5427

5. Emerald Hill Children’s
Contact - 0772 231 687

6. Jabulani’s Children’s
Contact - 0772 405405

7. Rose of Sharon Children’s Home
Contact - 0772 490 478

8. Shalom Children’s
Contact - 0773 939 775

9. Runyararo Children’s
Contact - 0772 352 580

Your MP

 

 
WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

Dear Harare Westerners and friends

WORLD DAY AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY

Today (10 October) I will be a panelist on a round table discussion on the Death Penalty during the World Day Against the Death Penalty at the Theatre in the Park. This discussion will be broadcast live on Star FM 89.7 from 3.30pm. Please click here to tune in http://starfm.co.zw/ . My fellow panelists will be Hon. Fortune Chasi Snr, Adv. Fadzayi Mahere, Mr. Elasto Mugwadi and Rev. Dr. Sebastian Bakare.

As a human rights activist I abhor the death penalty, and as a lawyer I find it unjustifiable and irrational as it is neither deters killing nor rehabilitates nor integrates the perpetrator. Our new Constitution in Section 48 - Right to Life outlawed the death penalty and provided that if Parliament ever decided to install it, it would restricted only to men between 21 -69 years who commit murder in aggravating circumstances.

In the National Assembly I lobbied for the removal Clause 15 of the then Criminal Procedure and Evidence Amendment Bill which permitted law enforcement agents to use of lethal force on persons resisting arrest, contravening Section 48(2).

The death penalty is barbaric and must go, just a few more pushes and it falls off the edge of our law books!

Your MP

 
PARLIAMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THIS WEEK

Dear Harare Westerners

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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE MEETINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Parliamentof Zimbabwe exercises its oversight of all organs of the Executive arm of government, including those at provincial and local government levels, mainly through Parliamentary Committees which monitor government policy and programmes to ensure efficient use of finite and scarce national resources.

Please find below the schedule of meetings which are open to the public. You can alslo make you submissions to committees by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 04700181.

Tuesday 10th May at 10 am

Portfolio Committee: Local Government, Rural and Urban Development
Oral evidence from the Public Policy Research Institute on the Petition regarding the Alignment of Local Government Laws.
Venue: National Assembly chamber 
Chairperson: Hon Zindi 
Clerk: Ms Macheza

Portfolio Committee: Foreign Affairs
Oral evidence from Permanent Secretary for Industry and Commerce on trade policies meant to promote the Ease of Doing Business in Zimbabwe
Venue: Committee Room No. 3
Chairperson: Hon Paradza
Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thematic Committee: SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals]
Oral evidence from the Ministry of Health and Child Care on SDG 3 [“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”]
Venue: Government Caucus Room
Chairperson: Hon Chief Mtshane
Clerk: Mrs Mataruka

Wednesday 11th May at 9.00 am

Thematic Committee: Human Rights
Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Public Service, Labour and Welfare on the distribution of food aid in Zimbabwe
Venue: Committee Room No. 4
Chairperson: Hon Nyambuya
Clerk: Mr Manhivi

Thursday 12th May at 9.30 am

Portfolio Committee: Education, Sport, Arts and Culture
Oral evidence from the ZIFA President on ZIFA’s achievements and challenges. 
Venue: Committee Room No. 311
Chairperson: Hon Khanye
Clerk: Mr Munjenge

Your MP

 
Parliament Committee Meetings Open to Public This Week

HARARE WEST PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICE 1/14/03/16

OPEN SESSION PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEES THIS WEEK

Dear Harare Westerners

Parliament exercises its oversight of all organs of the Executive arm of government, including those at provincial and local government levels, mainly through Parliamentary Portfolio (National Assembly) and Thematic (Senate) committees which monitor government policy and programmes to ensure efficient use of finite and scarce national resources. Individual MPs can also exercise oversight by asking questions to the relevant Minister during Question and Answer Time in Parliament or by moving a motion that requires a response from the Minister in the area of interest.

Please find below the schedule of open session meetings of Portfolio and Thematic committees of Parliamentof Zimbabwe. Open session meetings are open to the public and I encourage you to attend these committee meetings. You can also make submissions to committees by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 04700181.

Monday 14th March at 10 am

1. Portfolio Committee: Transport and Infrastructure Development
Oral evidence from the Permanent Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure Development
Venue: Committee Room No. 1
Chairperson: Hon Nduna
Clerk: Ms Macheza

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HARARE WEST PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICE 1/08/07/15

 
Harare West Parliamentary Information Service 1/24/06/15

Dear Harare Westerners

Yesterday I debated on the Gender Commission Bill after the two Committees of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development and the Thematic Committee on Gender gave a report of the Public Hearings on the Gender Commission Bill That were held from 26 April to 4 May 2015.

It is my hope that the recommendations raised at the public hearings are not ignored as other bills such as the Electoral Amendment and RBZ Debt Assumption Bill were passed without taking input from the public hearings. The Gender Commission must be independent of the Minister of Women Affairs and Gender (mind you there is no minister). In the bill's current state the Minister is responsible for the Commission, the Minister also has power to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to the Commission, yet the Commission must appoint its own Chief Executive Officer who is to be the accounting officer of the Commission. It is my hope that an independent and strengthened Commission will ensure that Section 17 of the Constitution is adhered to which requires that there be gender balance in all processes and in all offices of government.

The National Assembly will be sitting today at Parliament @2pm. Please click the following link for yesterday's Hansard http://www.parlzim.gov.zw//artic/30/23_June_2015_41-44.pdf

As tradition with each and every Wednesday in Parliamentof Zimbabwe there is the Question and Answer session where MPs ask government ministers questions with and without notice. MPs ask ministers about government policy, this is one of the ways Parliament exercises its oversight function by scrutinising the work of the executive government.

If attending today's National Assembly sitting please use the Kwame Nkrumah entrance between Sam Nujoma(2nd) and 3rd Street. Please note that I.D. will be required for one to gain entry into Parliament.

You can tune in to the Questions and Answer Session live on Spot FM on 92.8 MHz from 2pm-4pm. I have also delivered Hansards to Mabelreign District Office and Westlea Primary School where you can get a free copy.

Your MP

 
Public protector or public offender?

Dear Harare Westerners and friends


If Prosecutor General Tomana said this he must go! It would mean he either hasn't yet read, or doesn't understand or respect Sec 2 of the Constitution -its supremacy, Chapter 1 -founding values and principles of human rights including children's rights, Sec 81 on the rights of children and their best interests ie under 18s, sec 54 on equality & non discrimination.
The net effect of all these provisions is to repeal sec 2 of the Children's Act's definition of child from under 16s to become all under 18s, and repealing the notion of a 'young person' ( ie between 16 and 18 who could 'consent' to sex) and therefore repeal sec 70 of the Criminal Code ie sex with a young person. This means everyone who has sex with an under 18 girl is guilty of rape.
The PG is offside again! Recently he actually did the unthinkable act of filing an application in the Constitutional Court for an order to protect people he would have declined to prosecute, from private prosecution. Whose side is he on?
Not fit for that office if you ask me!


Your MP

 
HARARE WEST PARLIAMENTARY INFORMATION SERVICE 1/18/06/15

 
Senior MPs meet Child MPs

Dear Harare Westerners & Friends
I was happy to be invited, as the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs along other chairs like Hon. Ruth Labode the who chairs the Health Committee and those for Education and Youth, to a joint sitting with outgoing child MPs. We were commemorating the Day of the African Child by discussing and committing ourselves to measures to end child marriages in Zimbabwe.


I couldn't help but be embarassed that these young people know exactly what needs to be done to run this country properly and end child marriages, but we're letting them down by just not doing it in the Judiciary and the Executive, and to some extent the Legislature. My contribution was to the effect that the National Prosecuting Authority and the Judiciary must simply enforce Sections 81 and 78 of the Constitution which outlaw child marriages. Meanwhile from the Legislature end we will continue to push the Executive to bring to us Bills to align to this position. So far they haven't - the General Laws Amendment Bill doesn't.


Your MP

Jessie Fungayi Majome

 

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NAME : Fungayi Jessie Majome

DATE OF BIRTH : 20 December 1971

PLACE OF BIRTH : Harare Hospital, Zimbabwe

FAMILY : Mother of two boys

QUALIFICATIONS : Master of Laws [L.L.M.] University Of South Africa specializing in Human Rights Constitutional law, Development law, and Administrative Law; Masters' in Women Law [M.S.W.L.] University of Zimbabwe (U.Z); Post Grad. Dipl. In Women's Law [Dipl. W.L.] Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) [L.L.B.S.] U.Z.

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