In Harare only 35 people attended the public hearing for the Bond notes Bill. This number also includes the members of parliament and any other parliament staff. This turnout was rather lower for an issue of this magnitude.
National Vendors Unions of Zimbabwe (NAVUZ) board chairperson Sten Zvorwadza blamed the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Finance and Economic Development saying:
They have so many ways of drawing people to discussions like this one, I will tell for certain that there was no effort done and it is deliberate that they didn’t want a lot of people to discuss this issues, but if they are discussing power here people would have been forced to attend, so the committee is playing the advocacy role.