Public Hearings on the Shop Licences Amendment Bill

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The Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development will conduct public hearings across the country on the Shop Licences Amendment  Bill (H.B. 10, 2016). The hearings will begin on Monday 27 March and run until Monday 3 April.  The Committee will be split into two teams, with separate programmes as shown in the tables set out below; the two Committees will combine for the final public hearing to be held in Harare on Monday 3 April.

The full text of the Bill is available on the Veritas website at this link

Contributions made at the hearings will be considered by the Portfolio Committee and will be part of the Committee’s report that will be presented to the National Assembly when the Bill comes up for debate.

[Note: Those who are not able to attend the public hearings – and this includes all Zimbabweans in the Diaspora – are encouraged to send in their written submissions, as explained below.]

Written submissions

Written submissions and correspondence are welcome and should be addressed to The Clerk of Parliament and marked for the attention of the Portfolio Committee on Local Government, Rural and Urban Development 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.


Persons wearing military uniforms, signs of ranks, badges and political regalia will not be allowed access to these public hearings.


If you require more information, please contact—

Sithabisiwe Matsheza (Committee Clerk),

Sibonisiwe Dube-Nkala (Public Relations Officer).

Telephone: (04) 700181-8,252936-50 ext. 2222/2310


Team A

Monday 27 March12.00 noonMt Darwin Community HallMt Darwin
Tuesday 28 March10.00 amCatholic ChurchMurombedzi
Wednesday 29 March10.00 amMurewa Training CentreMurewa
Thursday 30 March10.00 amSakubva Beit HallMutare
Friday 31 March10.00 amMurambinda Community HallMurambinda

Team B

Monday 27 March9.00 amChinotimba HallVictoria Falls
Tuesday 28 March9.00 amLarge City HallBulawayo
Wednesday 29 March9.00 amBeitbridge Community HallBeitbridge
Thursday 30 March9.00 amMasvingo Civic CentreMasvingo
Friday 31 March9.00 amGweru Civic CentreGweru


Team A and B

Monday 3 April10.00 amZimbabwe Hall, HighfieldHarare


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