Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 1059 - 27/3/2024

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


Lying on my bed last night, I was getting very annoyed by a solitary mosquito that was flying around looking at me greedily, when a news item on the BBC caught my eye.

It was a documentary on the Famine in the Sudan....

It was utterly horrifying. Now we all know there is famine and despair worldwide and it's convenient to turn a blind eye, but I was disgusted with myself for allowing myself to be annoyed by a mosquito, when these appalling things are happening under our noses.

Tiny, skeletal little people, noses, eyes and mouths encrusted with flies, and their poor mothers do not even have the strength to swat them away.
And I am bothered by a mosquito

I am not against wealth, if someone is capable of amassing a fortune, good for them, but it's the awful disparity of wealth that is so disturbing. How can people justify the hire of an entertainer for a couple of hours at a wedding, and pay them millions, when there is so much global poverty

Solution Lets donate to Medecins Sans Frontieres

Anybody can give, but we need more leadership.
We need more visionary philanthropists and global leaders who will take problems in human development and lead humanity to wipe them off the face of the planet.

Humanity has put people on the moon.
We've invented supercomputers that fit into our pockets and connect us with anybody on the planet.
We've run marathons at a five-minute mile pace.

We are an exceptional people.
But we've left more than one billion of our members behind.

Until every single child worldwide has been given the opportunity to earn his/her full human potential we have failed to become a truly moral and just human race.

If only we could start the world all over again


2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

Blatch Peter
It was with much sadness we learned of the passing of Peter.
He was a wonderful man and true gentleman.
He will be fondly remembered.
Sincere condolences to the entire Blatch family.
Brian and Martie Charsley.
Benoni..South Africa

Meg Coates Palgrave

An unrivalled beacon of botany in Southern Africa, author of a magnificent tree identification book amongst other attributes. Her drive and enthusiasm, skills and knowledge will be missed in Southern Africa,

A Memorial service and Celebration of Life for Jean Clarke 07/08/1944 - 11/03/2024

Beloved mother of Bernice Bisset, mother in law to Angus Bisset, grandmother to Graham, Kylie, Carmen and Ryan and great grandmother to Emily and Harper

Will be held on:
Date Thursday 28 March 2024
Venue Southern Cross Estate, Bulawayo
Time 2.30pm for 3pm

Teas and snacks will be provided.

Cash bar available.

Please contact the family for further information.

3) Congratulations

4) Notices and Events

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

The Academy offices will be closed over Easter, open until 1.00 p.m. on Friday 5 April, then closed until Thursday 2 May. The Academy itself will be open throughout April with some lessons taking place although access will be limited and difficult during Trade Fair Week which is 22 to 27 April.

Risen is the epic Biblical story of the Resurrection as told through the eyes of a non-believer. Powerful Roman military tribune Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) remains set in his ways after serving 25 years in the army. He arrives at a crossroad when he's charged with investigating the mystery of what happened to Jesus (Cliff Curtis) following the Crucifixion. Accompanied by trusted aide Lucius (Tom Felton), he needs to disprove rumours of a risen Messiah in order to prevent an uprising in Jerusalem.
- Exceptionally crafted and performed, Risen is a Bible drama for a new era. [Matt's Movie Reviews]
- What could have been a hammy, square affair quickly settles into an impressive political thriller/crime procedural. [The Newnan Times-Herald]
- An uplifting masterpiece! [FOX-TV]
- Epic production and unique story of a historical event [ReviewExpress.com]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Film Members]

Yes, here it is again - but the original stage musical opened in the West End 25 years ago on 6 April 1999 so is surely worth celebrating!
And, in case you need reminding.. Donna (Meryl Streep), an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day.
- An absolutely hilarious, rousing and joyous celebration that ought to have you dancing in the aisles. Hollywood.com]
- Cheese - but what wonderfully salty, sinfully satisfying cheese it is. [Toronto Star]
- The incongruous mix of nostalgia, James Bond crooning and the world's greatest actress bouncing up and down on a mattress is an undeniable kick. Mamma Mia! is major fun. [Detroit News]
- This is entertainment, not a movie. And as entertainment goes, Mamma Mia! belts it out of the park. [The Scorecard Review]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Film Members]

Opera is an inherently theatrical medium that does not lend itself readily to the realism of film treatment. The shining exception is Puccini's Tosca, an action-packed melodrama that unfolds in three taut and gripping acts like the meatiest of Hollywood films noir. And unlike most operas, these three acts are set in three very specific Roman locales. Thus this film takes place in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle (Act 1), the Palazzo Farnese (Act 2), and the Castel Sant'Angelo (Act 3). The evocative settings, however, would be mere window-dressing if the cast wasn't just right. Fortunately Placido Domingo is at his virile peak in the heroic tenor role of Cavaradossi; Raina Kabaivanska is a sultry, vocally beautiful Tosca; and a more infamous and domineering Scarpia than that of Sherrill Milnes can hardly be imagined. Bruno Bartoletti and the New Philharmonia Orchestra give lustily dramatic support. With the authenticity of the settings assured and such distinguished leads singing so well, this is an almost ideal filmed Tosca. [Mark Walker]
- This is both vocally enthralling and visually stunning. As Tosca, Raina Kabaivanska has never been lovelier and more animated. Her transformation from a woman plagued by jealousy and religiosity to a fiery warrior exhilarates and astounds. [Classical Net]
- This is the most magnificent version of Tosca I have ever seen. In addition to exquisite singing and acting, the settings in Rome are breath-taking. Unsurpassable.... [Amazon]
- This is my preferred Tosca DVD now, particularly for the often glorious Domingo. Raina Kabaivanska is a determined, strong Tosca, every inch the Italian temperament in her jealousy! The two singers work magically together [MusicWeb International]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Red Carpet Members]

The Academy will be taking a break for the rest of April but..
Thursday 2 May On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Friday 3 May Invitation to the Dance - Daniel Barenboim/Berlin Philharmonic
Thursday 9 May Broadchurch Series 2
Friday 10 May Puccini: Madame Butterfly
Thursday 16 May Broadchurch 2 - 2
Friday 17 May The Dante Project - Royal Ballet
Thursday 23 May Broadchurch 2 - 3
Friday 24 May Verdi: Requiem [first performed 22 May 1874]
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
Friends of Hwange
Falcon College
Hillside Dams
Matobo Conservation Society
The Bulawayo Club
Bulawayo Shelter
Tree Society of Zimbabwe
Wildlife & Environment Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe info

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


Romney Park: 3 bedrooms, semi detached USD350. Available 1 April.

Contact 0719284989/ chinokoroten@gmail.com


For information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting list, you are invited to contact us on (029)2274581/3 (landline), e- mail to reslet@rodor.co.zw or rentals@rodor.co.zw , or visit our offices at 5a 9thavenue , between Robert Mugabe way and Josiah Tongogara avenue


Romney Park: 3 bedrooms, semi detached USD350. Available 1 April.

Contact 0719284989/ chinokoroten@gmail.com


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

13) Accomodation and Travel In Zimbabwe

Some places to stay in Zim:-
Maleme Rest Camp www.zimparks.org.zw>
Big Cave Camp
Granite Park Lodges
The Musketeers Lodge 9km on Matopos Rd
Matobo Hills Lodge
Burnside Cottage
Churchill Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
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


A young gentleman of sober habits with a mechanical background seeks a position as a Class 2 / Class 4 driver
Available to start work immediately. Please contact 0778 684 134

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

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 to everyone l am a calm God fearing lady seeking for a job as Nurse aid or Home Based Care Giver.I have a certificate in Nurse aid with good references as well, with me your loved one will be taken care of from their own home making sure they being well taken of.Please app or call me on +263 784 285 900 your assistance will be greatly appreciated so that l can make ends meet .

21) Services

Bosal Central Africa (Pvt) Ltd
Nugget/Blackrock Roads
Off Khami Road
Due to downsizing we have General Engineering Workshop Equipment for sale, comprising of :
1. Compressor
2. Guillotines
3. Hydraulic Presses various tonnage
4. Fly Presses
5. Lathes
6. Drill Presses
7. Power Saw
8. Work benches
9. Tube Mill
10. Various racking for tube, as well as numerous other items.
Viewing : 9:00 - 14:00 daily Monday - Friday on Site
Offers : on email : boscaadm@iwayafrica.co.zw
Or whatsapp only 0772 234 110
All items sold ex Factory Premises

Bosal Central Africa (Pvt) Ltd
Nugget/Blackrock Roads
Off Khami Road
Due to the discontinuation of the product line we have Irrigation Equipment for sale at discounted prices.
Equipment comprises of :-
1. Piping and Fittings
a) Irrilok
b) Irrilatch
c) Irrikwik
d) Shoulder to shoulder
2. Saddles, foot pieces and riser pipes
3. Short horse connectors
4. Hydrants and foot valves
5. Lay flat hose
6. Sprinklers and nozzles
7. Pop up sprinklers 2' and 4'
8. Filtration
9. Pressure regulators 20mm 3.0 and 3.5 bar
10. Miscellaneous: barrel nipples, sockets, bushes, 40mm full bore valves etc

Viewing : 8:00 - 16:00 daily Monday to Friday
Contact : Lisias Hove 0713 044 513
or email : boscaadm@iwayafrica.co.zw

Bosal Central Africa (Pvt) Ltd
Nugget/Blackrock Roads
Off Khami Road
Due to downsizing we have surplus stock of
Warehouse Racking.
1 x Stand alone sections no boards
Height 2.9m
Width 1.9m
Depth 900mm
Price per section US$230 each Inc. Vat
Sections can be added for various rack lengths.
Contact : Lisias Hove 0713 044 513
Or Email : boscaadm@iwayafrica.co.zw

Adie Iron Cafe



For all your steel products at affordable prices

0772983346 or 0713885428

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 Fri
or 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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