THE HON. SPEAKER: Order, order. The Hon. Minister has approached the Chair and would like to make a statement. It is the Chair’s authority.
THE MINISTER OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (HON. CHINAMASA): Mr. Speaker Sir, I think listening to the sentiments of the House on both sides of the political divide, I would want to carry out further consultations – [HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear.] –
THE HON. SPEAKER: Order, order. Hon. Kazembe Kazembe, order please. I think that the Hon. Minster has indicated that he cannot proceed with the debate and I think he has done an honourable thing and let us allow that to happen – [HON. MEMBERS: Hear, hear.] –
Now Hon. Members on that score, it has been moved that the debate do now adjourn – [AN HON. MEMBER: You have not yet moved it Mr. Speaker.] – I understood him very well – [AN HON. MEMBER: We will check in the Hansard.] – Hon. Members, I think that the Minister has moved that the debate be now adjourned.
HON. GONESE: I want to say for the first time today, I am in total agreement with the Minister for the debate to be adjourned.
Motion put and agreed to.
Debate to resume: Tuesday, 1st August, 2017.
HON. ADV. CHAMISA: On a point of order Hon. Speaker. In terms of Standing Order No. 68 (d), I just want to say that the kind of approach that we have seen in this Parliament where we debate issues without being partisan is a very good approach. It is a privilege Hon. Speaker Sir, that we cherish that as we continue, we may need to look at issues without the colour of a party, without the colour of a person’s geography but just look at a position on the basis of merit. This is a positive Hon. Speaker Sir. If we may continue to do this on any other issue, that would be the Parliament that Zimbabwe misses and deserves. Thank you very much Hon. Speaker.
HON. ZINDI: Mr. Speaker, on a point of order. In terms of the observation of what has transpired in this House this afternoon…
THE HON. SPEAKER: No, no, Hon. Zindi, please do not flog a dead body. I think the point has been made.
HON. ZINDI: I take back my words but the message has been sent.
THE HON. SPEAKER: Thank you very much