Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 1056 - 6/3/2024

In this edition

1) Editorial
2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
3) Congratulations
4) Notices and Events
5) Roses And Raspberries
6) Pets Column
8) Bulawayo News
9) Harare And Gweru News
10) Wining Dining and Coffee Houses
11) Property For Sale or to Rent
12) Accommodation In South Africa
12b) Accommodation In Botswana
13) Accommodation and Travel In Zimbabwe
14) Catering and Food
15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire
16) Travel and Tours
17) Computers And Electronics
18) Lifts Wanted And Offered
19) Seeking Friends
20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant
21) Services
22) Health And Beauty
23) Tuition
24) Miscellaneous For Sale
25) Wanted To Buy or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats And Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
29) Tidbits

1) Editorial

Its Official!!

It's official - I have reached the age of dementia...
My Family is probably the most technologically proficient in the Modern World. I have an husband who is leaps and bounds ahead in all things Apple. I have two daughters who can outstrip anyone who lives in the world of Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter. I have a Brother-In-Law who was on the apple gravy train before the iPhone was even invented! My brother is such an amazing technocrat - he designed an implemented the Morning Mirror website 22 years ago

And yet I am the Village Idiot.

HeeHoo is remarkably patient, considering the State of the Nation, he tenderly walks me through half witted device problems daily, he has been sorting out my computers and phones since before Steve Jobs passed on.

But then he foolishly left me and went to China!!

All I had to do was to obtain a visa to visit SheHooMustRun in Australia....
My electronic brain is still run by a forked stick, and so I carefully did my homework, knowing that I had to be on the correct Australian Government site. Getting my RAM firmly into action, knowing I can download and upload with great skill, but my user interface might have glaring deficiencies and so I carefully found a genuine bogus visa site.

It had all the correct chatter like the words 'org and gov' that were legit, but it was bogus all the same. So bogus that it cost me seventy one quid!! Doubt only set in when HeeHoo called to say seventy one quid had gone from his bank account to a bank in Poland!!

'Your Australian Visa will be here within twenty four hours' it promised grandiosely. 24 hours passed, 36 hours passed, 48 hours passed and then I began to perspire!! My flight was leaving in five hours time!!!

The ignominy of it all! I was scammed once before with a Visa to Turkey, one would have thought I could have learned my lesson by now!!

Poor SheHooMustRun bore the brunt of my hysteria, pointing me in the right direction towards the very user friendly Australian ETA App. It was four am when I took my passport photo (in my nightie) (snotty nose et al) against the cupboard door. It was a mugshot to equal the one that was taken at Sauerstown Police Station in 2008!!

I am now a fundi on the anatomy of a passport. It only took seven attempts at scanning the data page with the app yelling at me to 'hold the camera still', 'avoid too much light reflection'.

Finding the Biometric Symbol on the front cover of the passport also utilised my last remaining brain cells, and after an hour of solid terror I eventually succeeded.

Someone in Poland is seventy one quid richer and laughing their socks off right now!!



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Contact us for a Quote on 0776105842 or 0717263269.
No function is too big or too small for us.

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Just to let any of my friends, from Bulawayo and Matopos know, I have been admitted to Saint Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk, Uk.

God bless love to you all
Mary Chennells


2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

Coppie Dicey
A celebration of the life of Coppie Dicey will be held at Banff Lodge in Bulawayo at 4pm on Wednesday 20 March.
Teas and snacks will be provided.

Coppie Dicey

The Diceys announce with a heavy heart the passing after a short illness of Coppie (Gillian) Dicey on Monday 19th February. Coppie was a wonderful wife to John (married 55 years in March), mother to Stuart and Mike, grandmother to Heidi, Tracey, Nicholas, Hayley, and Isla, and great grandmother to Nataliyah. Coppie will be so dearly missed and leave a huge void in all of our lives. We also wish to convey our heartfelt thanks to all who have reached out to us these difficult past days to offer kind words and support.

Mike Dicey
07940 057 094
Links to Bulawayo Advertisers:-

Natural History Museum Events
National Railway Museum
Bulawayo 1872
National Gallery of Zim -Bulawayo
Bulawayo City
Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo News 24
Bulawayo Motoring Club
Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo Publicity
Bulawayo Railway Museum
Bulawayo Societies - 2010
Bulawayo Theatre Club
Friends of Hwange
Falcon College
Hillside Dams
Island Hospice
Matobo Conservation Society
The Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo Shelter
Tree Society of Zimbabwe
Wildlife & Environment Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe info

3) Congratulations

4) Notices and Events

Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: music@gatorzw.co.uk

A seemingly calm and friendly seaside town becomes a place wrapped in secrets when the death of an eleven year old boy sparks an unwanted media frenzy. As the town's locals start to open up about what they do and don't know, everyone begins to turn on each other. As once established relationships get ripped apart, it's up to Detective Inspector Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) to find the killer.

- Well written and beautifully shot, Broadchurch is a deliberate, slowly unfolding mystery procedural with terrific performances from a fine cast. [Rotten Tomatoes]
- Broadchurch is a gripping portrait of small-town paranoia that became a bona fide national obsession! [Entertainment Weekly]
- I can't recall a mystery series moving me as frequently and profoundly as Broadchurch's masterful and sensitively rendered study of poisonous suspicion that infects an otherwise peaceful, deceptively sunny British seaside village. [TV Guide]
Admission: US$2.50 / $6.00 the series [free to Film Members]

Rossini's was born on 29 February 1792 so for his 58th birthday The Barber of Seville comes in a highly praised production from Glyndebourne. This glittering operatic jewel in his musical crown is one of the great comic operas of all time - the greatest of all, according to no less an authority than Verdi - and is a blissful evening of musical comedy, as uproarious as it is sophisticated.

- I would summarise that this Barber of Seville is an out and out triumph of both production and performance that bubbles like the best champagne. {MusicWeb International]
- The interplay of music, acting and staging is glorious to look at and endlessly entertaining. [Gramophone]
- Very enjoyable. The cast were obviously revelling in this production. [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Red Carpet Members]

Smetana was born on 2 March 1824; he died on 12 May 1884; he is regarded as the father of Czech music and the Prague Spring Festival always begins on the anniversary of his death with a performance of Ma Vlast, the cycle of symphonic poems celebrating his native land. It will be preceded by what is perhaps Dvoak's most Czech symphony, No.8.

- This is a beautiful recording of Smetana's "Ma Vlast" with a youthful and enthusiastic orchestra under Belohlavek [Amazon]
- The performers have it in their blood with juicily idiomatic wind playing and a string sound that sparkles like the Vltava itself. [Classical Music]
-The playing throughout has a transparency, with wonderfully woody woodwinds, and this (Dvoak 8) is complete and utter joy. The playing is superb, the sound excellent and the filming wonderful. [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Red Carpet Members]

Thursday 14 March Broadchurch 3 (last)
Friday 15 March Tribute to Jerome Robbins
Thursday 21 March Star Wars VIII: The Rise of Skywalker
Friday 22 March All That Jazz

N.B. Wednesday 27 March Risen

Ndoro Snake Park

Another fabulous visit to the Snake Park on Dundee Drive, Montrose. Next to Water World.
Opening hours 10.30 to 5 daily, hoping to be open over the holidays too.
Whatsapp - Ahmed 0775714014.

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

8) Bulawayo News

9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent


Ladies with 2 dogs looking for a secure 2 bedroomed cottage and possible garage.
Please call Julie 0772 292 155
Bulawayo Estate Agents:-
Anita's Real Estate
Rodor properties Pvt Ltd
Ian & Co. Real Estate
R.E.D. Property

12) Accommodation in South Africa

12b) Accommodation in Botswana

Accommodation Out Of Zimbabwe:-

Four Seasons, J'bg
Hoopoe Haven Guest Lodge Fourways, J'bg
Avoca Vale Country Hotel Louis Trichardt

13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe

Some places to stay in Zim:-
Maleme Rest Camp www.zimparks.org
Big Cave Camp
Granite Park Lodges
The Musketeers Lodge 9km on Matopos Rd
Matobo Hills Lodge
Burnside Cottage
Churchill Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
Southern Comfort Lodge
Travellers Guest House
Eastern Highlands:-
Frog And Fern In Chimanimani
Kulizwe Lodge Binga - shores of Lake Kariba
Kariba Accomodation
Miombo Lodge Dete Situated Hwange National Park/Dete Rd
Hwange Safari Lodge
NEHIMBA living with the Elephants
Lake Mutirikwi (Kyle):-
Norma Jeans Lakeview
Ghonarezhou game reserve:-
Vic Falls:-
Victoria Falls Hotel

14) Catering and Food

A few places to eat in Bulawayo:-

Arizona Grill House in the Holiday Inn
Banff Lodge Coffee cafe
Book and Bean caf at Bradfield Shopping Centre
Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo Golf Club www.golfzone.co.zw
Bulawayo Rainbow Hotel
Camp Amalinda
Cattleman - 12th Avenue
Country Club www.golfzone.co.zw
Frangos- 12th Avenue
Friar Tucks
Gallery Coffee Shop - Fort Street https://nationalgallery.co.zw
Garden Restaurant - 54 Park Rd
Granite Ridge - Matobo Hills
Hillside Dams Tea Room
Hillside Bowling Club
Holiday Inn - Arizona Grill House
Horizon Restaurant & Bar - Pioneer House, Fife Street
Hotel Rio, Old Esigodini Rd
Hunt's Boma 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Maxies Massimo's - Ascot Shopping Centre
Nemo's Resturant - Hillside Bowling Club
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pergola Restaurant 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
River Cafe -12th Ave

and more !!

15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire

16) Travel and Tours

Bulawayo Travel Agents & Tour Company's:-

African Wanderer
Antelope Park
Big Cave Camp
Black Rhino Safaris
Eco Logical Safaris & Travel
Greyhound Coach Service - Byo to Joburg

17) Computers And Electronics

Bulawayo Computers:-

Internet at Netconnect.co.zw

18) Lifts Wanted And Offered

19) Seeking Friends

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant

SITUATION SOUGHT for highly recommended kitchen/canteen/coffee shop or restaurant cook.
Mature, reliable young man, with pleasant personality who is eager to learn, grow and expand.
12 years of loyal service to current employer.
Please contact Mrs Hunt on 0292 203022 mornings only, for additional information.

Mature gardener seeking employment. George Ndhlovu
References available. Pool experience.

Mobile 07 74382553

A vacancy for a Marketing Officer has arisen at a Matabeleland based Independent Co-Ed Trust school. The role would suit a creative and self driven individual who has an understanding of the private school system locally, regionally and internationally.

Interested and suitably qualified persons may apply to applications.byo@gmail.com by no later than 23 February 2024, attaching CVs with contactable references and proof of relevant qualifications to their applications.

Mature lady

Pitman Diploma Secretarial Studies.
Computer Literate, '6' 0 Levels Principles of Accounts and English Language inclusive.

Worked as Secretary and Accounts Clerk.

Contract / Permanent Employment

Contact Details: Landline 0292 212174
Whattsup 0719 476 038

Ms Teyedzani Kupe

Young lady with a Bachelor of Social Science Honours degree in Sociology from Lupane State University is looking for a job.

Great listener, willing to learn.
email lubahdube@gmail.com
+263 783 544 009 WhatsApp/ Calls
+263 712 172 078

Mature lady looking for house helper part time jobs, can cook, bake - can read and follow recipes.
Administration by profession can do office jobs too.

Contact +263 712 372 705 WhatsApp/Calls
+263 774 600 808 Calls

Greetings l am Mrs Nyoni a God fearing lady mother of 2 looking for a job as a maid or carer...l have a certificate in nurse aid l have experience in taking of the elderly as well as disabled children for example autism,have experience in surgeries and home based care...

l am also a hard working person making me able to be a house helper who strives to do her work to the best of her abilities.Please l need a job to make ends meet please app or call on +263 784 285 900...l stay in Burnside Bulawayo,

Thank you.


Company based in Bulawayo looking for a workshop/plant manager. Needs to have a good grasp of electrics, pumps, mechanics, steelwork, plumbing, welding etc and be hands on to fix whatever is needed. Should also be able to handle staff & customers and work under instruction but also with initiative.

Please send CV and copy of ID to hhunting12@yahoo.com


Capable, energetic lady seeking domestic employment. References available.

Contact Louisa on 0789047034

40 year old 2021 postgraduate in Women's SOCIO-LEGAL Studies seeking paid internship in any gender, disability or social work related organization in Bulawayo or Harare.

CELL: 0782104888
WHATSAPP: 0733523665
EMAIL yeukaiccc@gmail.com

21) Services

Adie Iron Cafe



For all your steel products at affordable prices

0772983346 or 0713885428

CYBER-TRONIX CORPORATION supplies a range of Office & Tech products:
Money Counters, Printers, Toners & Cartridges, Flash Drives, Modems, UPS's, etc as well as Office & School Stationery (incl. Typek @ $25/box).

0292270462/08644294548/0719684870 & sales@cyber-tronix.co.zw & cybertronixcorporation@gmail.com
Located at Office 208, 2nd Floor, Garden Court, corner 14th & R. Mugabe Way (in the building above Chair Crazy).
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm & Sat 8am-12noon. All payments methods accepted.

If you are daunted by climbing up to 2nd Floor, please call/message us when you have parked and we will bring your order downstairs.


Contact MOTOR-TRONIX in Bulawayo on 0292889435 or 0776086802
motortronix@gmail.com & www.motor-tronix.co.zw
Located at 121 Fife Street, next to Untu, near Ecological Safari between 13th and 12th Aves in Byo.

We do vehicle servicing, repairs, auto electrics & diagnostics, engine overhauls, wheel alignment.
Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm. Make a booking today!

A beautiful collection of sunblocks and eclipse curtains available in our showroom. +263775286961

1 Elendon Flats
Samuel Parirenyatwa St
Btwn 12th and 13th Ave

Our expert tailors will make them up for you most speedily.

Looking for Worksuits

Durable, strong, reflective worksuits and all workwear, made to order by Mrs Gwidzima in Suburbs.

Telephone Langton on 0712924694

Cleedon Barber

+63 77 856 4567

Cleedon will come to the privacy of your home in Bulawayo and cut and style your hair.

Ladies and Gentlemen - Seven days a week.

For all your plumbing and building jobs.

New installation and repairs call Rob on 0772230551

Nobility Gas servicing and maintenance

We do repair ,maintenance &installation of all gas appliances
Stoves, Brasilia, heaters and tanks

For more details +263774534948


I teach a set of 4 classes covering pregnancy, labour, baby care, breastfeeding and other information. I also do a "crash course" for out of towners. These classes are valuable even if you're having an elective CAESAREAN SECTION!!Please book early.(I work part time at my BABY CLINIC doing vaccinations and growth monitoring :-)
Appointments are essential.For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on 0292466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Frior 0292237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on jicsj@yoafrica.com or janfjohnston8@gmail.com
Bulawayo Services:-

Acol Chemical Bulawayo
Bulawayo's Online Business Directory

22) Health And Beauty

23) Tuition

24) Miscellaneous For Sale

25) Wanted To Buy or Hire

26) Clothing And Fashion

27) Boats and Fishing

Bulawayo Water Activities:-


28) Garden, Decor And Home




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