Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 1069 - 19/6/2024

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

Some of us remember Reg and Jean Tuckey of R.E.G. Tuckey Agencies, back in the day Reg sadly passed away but Jean is now in New Zealand and agreed to rewrite her amazing trip to the Matopos, sixty years ago.!!
Thank you Jean.

'It all started with the arrival of the white rhino and their being settled in the new little Game Reserve in the Matopos Hills - great excitement and I read the article in the Chronicle and thought I must see them, ..it was a lovely sunny Saturday afternoon so I got the car ready, made sandwiches and put in packets of biscuits, water and there were three little boys at our house - David Boynton from down the road, Nigel Biffen my younger son Ric's very best friend, (still is), Ric of course and the kitten. I had found her in a rubbish bin at work so she was christened Scrap Heap and Scrappy for short, and had to be fed with a pipette and formula as she was so tiny, blind and abandoned...so we set off. I had a full tank of petrol in case anyone is thinking that was the reason for our adventure
We drove through the entrance to the Game Reserve,, still in its infancy , so not much done about signing in or anything, they just waved us on..mistake Number 1 as it happened, and we drove quietly along , eyes peeled, for those white rhino..we saw other animals of course, not many as the reserve was still developing and a black Eagle hovered overhead; we cruised round and round getting more and more frustrated and then I spotted a turn off , mostly sandy , but two distinct ridges of grass to show it was used so I thought last chance perhaps they are down there - mistake No 2 - I didn't have a 4 wheel drive just an ordinary car - I think from memory a white Cortina, but don't quote me, it was a very long time ago..Ken had just gone to boarding school so that made him 11 and he is 71 one now - so quite a time lapse.

We were doing fine staying on the grass bits and then lurched down into a river bed and it didn't go up the other side just stopped .....I revved but nothing happened. Remember the drill Jean ..reverse out of trouble,..put sticks under the wheels to help them grip. I sneaked out of the car looking around in case of trouble but there was nothing, and shoved grass and sticks under the wheels, the boys helping and tried again..nothing doing. They pushed and I tried to reverse, even go forward but no sir ..I got David who was the biggest to sit in the drivers seat and I pushed hard but the car was there to stay and by then the front wheels were truly embedded in sand...i tried some more and thought no save the battery..and so we sat- beautiful silence..not a soul in sight, oh boy.

I fed the kitten with the pipette and the boys finished what we had in the way of food and we shared the water and Mazoe orange sparingly to make it last..I found an old jersey in the boot and towel too, and wedged Nigel and Ric together inside it so that they would be warm during the night - it was lovely and big stretched and worn so sort of worked, and used the towel as a blanket - and they curled up on the back seat as the light faded. At one stage a bunch of chattering monkeys clung to the window, and I gave them crushed biscuit but when that was finished they took off. David had bare feet and I wrapped the tea towels from the food basket tight round them, as once the sun went, it got colder. Kitten was tucked into my blouse warm and sleepy and I sat behind the wheel and thought about things like Winnie the Pooh..no sound , dark - as pitch - I sounded the hooter and flicked the lights until the battery died and obviously no one had missed us....and no cell phones in those days.

We spent a fitful night and were freezing in the car so at first light I thought lets walk and get into the sunshine and hope someone finds us...with not having signed in the Rangers didnt check to see everyone had left, so there we were in the middle of nowhere. I was sending thought messages believe me, even thought about Indian smoke signals but no matches fortunately with all that dry grass.

In the meantime back home I was told later, my husband phoned the Police and they said check she hasn't taken all her clothes and left you...'what with other folks children don't be daft'..and Nigel's parents arrived and Doris Boynton ..David's only parent, and off everyone went to quarter the Matopos as Tuc knew that was my favourite place. No luck so they went home to sleep and were out again at first light so I was told. Tuc had our driver with him as well and quartered the bush up and down every road, hunting for the white car in the Matopos Park and all the surrounding roads too...the army were out in the area for manouvres so they were roped in to keep an eye out, and a helicopter was called up !

The boys finished the water and a couple of biscuits left over and we started. Nigel said Mrs Tuckey what about leopards..oh says I they are nocturnal but if they do see us then think - who is fattest and biggest - and he eyed me discreetly and marched on ahead quite satisfied I would be the first. We ploughed through the bush and climbed up a small kopje with a broad ledge of rock and sat in a row warming up in the rising sun..not an animal anywhere and then we heard the dulcet tones of the Peugeot ..Tuc had found us and we jumped up and down waving and they stopped the vehicle and we all ran towards it. Oh joy..lots of hugs and chatter and explaining, we all crammed in and then we went to the Rangers office to tell them and they in turn contacted Mrs B and Nigel's Mum and Dad and all was well..hot baths and bacon and eggs oh joy.

The outcome was heaps of apologies from me for the distress I caused..one hungry kitten topped up and incidentally she lived to a ripe old age and produced kittens of her own..in time. After that escapade every time I went to the Matopos I had to go to the Rangers office first and pinpoint where I planned to go..very important peoples ha ha. They were all very kind and we had many a good chat about the various points of interest in the kopjes and not just the animals actually.

Last bit.
Once things were settled Tuc took the driver Ernest back into the bush with shovels and mats and jump leads , and in no time got the car started and out of the sand and back onto the road and believe it or not..there in the sun not far from the car lay those elusive but gorgeous white rhino - my husband and Ernest saw them..and I still hadn't seen them ! took forever in the end but I was very very careful whenever we went back believe me.'


Watch Dog

For Sale

A brand new, never used, hospital bed.
Landed in Bulawayo at R20 000.00
A bedsores mattress, also unused, will be given away with the bed.

Please phone 077 235 7926.

2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

Aidan O'Donovan

The Girls' College family extends deepest condolences to Falcon College and the O'Donovan family on the passing of Aidan O'Donovan.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this very difficult time.
We wish all the Staff and Students who were in the bus a speedy recovery.
May the love of God and the peace that surpasses all understanding surround all Falcon College Staff, Students and Parents.
From the Chairman of the Board of Governors, the Board of Governors, the Principal, Staff, Parents and Students of Girls' College.


For all the horse lovers of Bulawayo and the Music Academy of which she was a big supporter. It is with great sadness that we have heard of the departure of Margie Bernard from this life. She passed away earlier this afternoon after suffering a hip displacement and other complications. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


What a force of nature she was! Fiery, bold, kind, generous.... A lady who grabbed life with both hands and lived it to its fullest.
Since she moved to Zimbabwe in the 60s her life has been nothing short of extraordinary. She always said how blessed she was to have lived the life she did and to have enjoyed so many wonderful experiences.
Margie had 2 big passions in life - horses and tennis! She joined the horse society in the 70s and played an active role on the committee for many of those years. She played polo-cross, did dressage and show jumping, even a little cross country, and was both a showjumping and dressage judge, only recently (and reluctantly) stepping back from helping at shows when her health deteriorated.
Margie was an institution within an institution and has left behind a beautiful legacy - she was always the life and soul of every event she attended!
Everything this magnificent woman did was done enthusiastically and with gusto. We have lost such a special member of our little community but we will always cherish her in our memories.
RIP Margie, you are so loved


3) Congratulations

4) Notices and Events

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Phone: +26329270721, +263772764807 (WhatsApp)
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Website: www.nationalgallerybyo.com
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Zimbabwe Academy of Music

Monday 24 June 2024
Save this date

The Brahmakumaris Raja Yoga Meditation Centre Bulawayo warmly invites you all fora talk by Sister Shivani - world renowned spiritual and motivational speaker.

Topic - love, peace , unity - key to success

Venue: Zimbabwe Academy of music Hillside
Date: Monday 24 June 2024
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Free Entrance - Registration essential

link : http:tinyurl.com/shivanibyo
contact cell; +263 775306869

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

1940. At the height of the Blitz, the Luftwaffe's heavy bombers batter relentlessly the already war-bruised London. As a result, with nearly all of England's youth dispatched overseas to fight the Nazis and the morale slowly sapping, the Film Division of the British Ministry of Information decides to lift the public spirits. Determined to inspire the nation, the talented and assertive young copywriter, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), joins forces with the grouchy screenwriter, Tom Buckley (Sam Clafin), to add the finishing touches to a film project concentrating on the heroic Dunkirk Evacuation, with the aid of pompous actor, Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), but things do not always run smoothly, especially when the writers are ordered to create a role for a real-life American flying ace who turns out to be an abysmal actor ... ..
- Love and laughter flow so naturally in Their Finest that it is almost (almost) easy to forget there's a war on. [New York Times]
- You'd need a heart of stone and a funny bone of porridge not to enjoy this sweet-natured and eminently lovable British film - a 1940s adventure, with moments of brashness and poignancy. [Guardian]
- An entertaining and insightful romantic drama. [Independent]
- I was enchanted and overwhelmed by it. [Observer]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Film Members]

The Mikado is perhaps the most widely-loved and, by general agreement, amusing of the Savoy Operas in which W. S. Gilbert's 'topsy-turvy' words meet with a supreme musical response from Sir Arthur Sullivan. Set in a wonderfully make-believe Japan this production was filmed at Sydney Opera House.
- Wit, ingenuity, and a veritable riot of colourful and restless spectacle continue to make The Australian Opera production of The Mikado an experience designed to seduce the eye, charm the ear, and tickle the rib. [Sydney Morning Herald]
- The sets are breathtakingly oriental and full of surprises. The costumes are a masterpiece of eccentricity, weaving together traditional Japanese and traditional London City. [Daily Mirror]
- Although this production dates from 1987 it still looks and sounds very good. The sets and costumes could accurately be described as 'lavish' and the soloists, chorus and orchestra are very good.
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Red Carpet Members]

Noah is a biblical epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, who co-wrote the screenplay with Ari Handel. It tells the well-known story of Noah who is told by God to build an ark that can carry his family and a breeding pair of all animals since He has decided to wash away the sins of mankind through an apocalyptic flood. The script adds elements from the apocryphal Book of Enoch, which sparked some controversy. The film stars Russell Crowe as Noah, along with Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, and Anthony Hopkins.
- Noah manages to blend the expected with the unexpected and does it with so much gusto and cinematic energy you won't want to divert your eyes from the screen. [Los Angeles Times]
- A massively scaled undertaking, Noah is a bold re-telling with plenty of spectacle. [USA Today]
- Aronofsky brings wild ambition and thrilling artistry to one of the Old Testament's best-known, most dramatic, least plausible stories... with Russell Crowe infusing the role of God's first seaman and zookeeper with all his surly majesty. [TIME Magazine]
Admission: US$2.50 [free to Film Members]

NO DVDs on Thursday or Friday - Sibson Hall booked for a church function

Thursday 4 July Sideways
Friday 5 July Ballet Triple Bill: Concerto - Enigma Variations - Raymonda Act III
Thursdays 11, 18, 25 July Broadchurch 3
Friday 12 July The King and I

Tuesday 16 July Emma Price (cello), Jeanette Micklem (piano)
Saturday 27 July Academy Student Concert
Friday 2 August Lusitania School presents 'Shrek'
Saturday 3 August The Phoenix Choir
Wednesday 6 August Chisipite School Choir and Bands - with Girls' College
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


TEGELA: A double storey brick-under-iron terraced home, 3-bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, family bathroom, separate toilet, lounge combined with dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, gas & electric stove, solar geyser and water tank. The property also includes a cottage with one bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. It has a pedestrian gate at the front and drive in gate at the back. US$60 000

MAHATSHULA SOUTH: A 3-bedroom home with main en-suite, lounge, dining, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet. It has a carport, solar geyser, electric fence, functional borehole, walled and gated (electric). Stand size 600sqm. US$75 000

HILLSIDE: A double-story brick-under-tile house. On the ground floor, there are 3 bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a main en-suite with a dressing area, a family bathroom, a separate toilet, a lounge with a fireplace, a TV lounge, a fitted kitchen with oven and hob, a pantry, a scullery, a drive-under double garage, a gym, a sewing room, and a suspended staircase with a water feature beneath. The second floor includes a lounge with a balcony, 3 bedrooms with balconies, a bathroom with a skylight, a laundry room, and a storage room. The property also features a borehole, a swimming pool, a gazebo with a jacuzzi, staff quarters with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom, and a chicken coop. The property is walled, gated, measuring 4,936 square metres. USD250 000-00

----------AND MANY MORE !!!!----------

Want to sell We can assist you with an estimation of the value of your property. We are registered with the Valuers Council of Zimbabwe, and offer a complete and efficient service of property Valuation for any purpose.
We have properties for sale in Bulawayo, Harare, Beitbridge, Binga, Hwange, Mlibizi, Mutare, Redcliff, and Plumtree. High/ low density, residential, commercial, and holiday homes. US$23 000-US$1 400 000. For these, and other properties for sale, Phone (029) 2274581/3 (Landline)Call: Probity: 0782119972/ Bryan: 0772238431 Email: probity@rodor.co.zw Visit Us On Our Website: www.rodorproperties.co.zw
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Our Property Management staff will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter.

FORTUNES GATE: 5 acres with prolific borehole. Attractive home. 3 bedrooms, zoned residential and agricultural, Rent USD1 200-00, immediate occupation.
GWABALANDA: 2 bedrooms, Rent USD300-00/ month, immediate occupation.
NEWTON WEST: 3 bedrooms, borehole, Rent USD2 200/ month, immediate occupation
MPOPOMA: 3 bedrooms, Rent USD350-00/ month, occupation 1st of July 2024.
MALINDELA COTTAGE: Fully furnished 1 bedroom, Rent USD450/month, immediate occupation (short term lease)

GUMTREE: 17 acres, 4 bedrooms, borehole, Rent USD600-00/ month, occupation 1st May 2024
PLUMTREE:4 offices, Rent USD800-00/ month

For more 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 9th avenue , between Robert Mugabe Way and Josiah Tongogara Street.

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

Receptionist/Secretary/Accounts Clerk

Mature lady experienced in both fields.

'O' Levels, Pitman Diploma in Secretarial Studies including Accounting Level 4 First Class.

Available to start immediately.

Please contact: landline 0292 212174, calls 0773 935 738. Whatsapp 071 947 6038.

Lovemore Muzeza worked for the Joubert family in Turk Mine for many years. Lovemore was most loyal, and absolutely invaluable as Dave Joubert's right hand man.

Lovemore is seeking employment and his mobile number is 0786579433.

Mduduzi Ncube

Seeking employment.

Experience in
Waiter in a restaurant.

Mobile 0786396353



A young gentleman experienced in both fields seeks a suitable position. Available to start immediately
Contact: 0778 684 134


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

21) Services

TV and Satellite installation and all things connected to electronics.

We have been using the excellent services of Idris the TV, satellite and wifi expert

Whatsapp +263 78 803 1025.

The Plumbing Doctor.
For all your plumbing.
Blocked drains, burst pipes, leaking geysers, toilets, taps, drain laying.
Solar Geysers installation.
Borehole pumps installation and repairs.
Jojo tank installation.
Washing machine installation.
Call Rob 0772230551

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


Adrian Bolze is a professional tree cutter.

His team is excellent, fast and reliable.

Mobile 071 240 4987

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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