Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 816 - 22/1/2019

In this edition

1) Editorial
2) Notices and Events
3) Congratulations
4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
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, Beg or Borrow
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats And Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
29) Tidbits

1) Editorial

The Face we show the World

How can we function normally
When the news from home is so bad
The burdens we carry Are hidden
By our work a day woes
And when they look at us
They cannot possibly know
That the facade we present
masks the house of concerns with in
For how can we be at ease
How can we act normally
When violence has once again erupted at home
The images filtering through are frightening and disturbing,
But somehow we are so detached
Like watching a movie
And yet the places are familiar
Streets in our hometowns,
We cannot turn away,
The fear on the faces is a feeling we have known
And the oppression
That weighs the spirit down
Waiting in the dark For the unknown,
Yes, we are safe and free
To go about our business here
But our families and friends are not
When they unleash the dogs, The artillery,
The abusive hard hand of the regime,
Where the rule of law is blurred by the brute wielding the weapon,
And all it takes is to be in the wrong place at the wrong time
And you are gone,
Wiped away for nothing.
The spark that lights the flame,
The edginess of the game,
African politics,
But the world doesn't care about another Rwanda, Uganda, Congo,
If a few people are brutally murdered
At the hands of a savage regime,

Cyndi Barker

Watchdog !!

Time and time again the people of our beloved country have been pitched
against the most trying conditions and this last week must surely have been
akin to the worst of times.

But, true to the spirit of the mighty warrior, they showed their strength, loyalty
and commitment. Most of those who were able to attend on Monday, chose to
sleep on site until Wednesday evening. Not only did they cope on the day shift,
but they took it in turns to cover the night shift as well!

The Home ran smoothly and without incidence throughout the troubled week

You are an amazing team and you make us so proud! Thank you.

The Residents, Edith Duly Board and Leila Hunt (Administrator)

2) Notices and Events


Thursday 24 January at 5.30 p.m. Dynasties 1: Chimpanzee
David Attenborough's Dynasties takes you deeper into the lives of five of the world's most celebrated and endangered animals than ever before: Chimpanzee, Emperor Penguin, Lion, Painted Wolf and Tiger. Five extraordinary animals in heroic battles against the odds, Dynasties, the most intimate and intense stories of their kind ever told.
'"Dynasties" just goes on impressing until the world runs out of adjectives. The emperor penguin show was elegiac, majestic and tragic in equal measure.'' [Observer]
'It was visually stunning...' [The Mail on Sunday]
Admission: $2.00 [free to Film members]

Thursday 24 January at 7.15 p.m. The Crown - Series 2
The second season of The Crown begins with British soldiers fighting an illegal war in Egypt and ends with the assassination of President Kennedy and the downfall of the Queen's third Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, after a devastating scandal.
'While ardent monarchists might bristle at the way this is going, for the rest of us it's getting better and better.' [The Times]
'Crucially, Claire Foy as Elizabeth is quite beyond outstanding.' [Observer]
'A triumph.' [Hollywood Reporter]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]

Friday 25 January at 7.00 p.m. Three Ballets by Sir Frederick Ashton Carriages: 9.45 p.m.
Three contrasting ballets by The Royal Ballet's Founder Choreographer Frederick Ashton: The Dream is an enchanting adaptation of Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' to music by Mendelssohn. Symphonic Variations is an early Ashton masterpiece, and a breathtaking, abstract work on the beauty of pure movement. Marguerite and Armand is a tragic love story of great lyric beauty.
'Saying farewell to the Royal Ballet after 23 years, Yanowsky shows her quality as an actress, a dancer and a star. There's a grand sweep to her movement... It's a very moving goodbye.' [The Independent]
'The company's founder choreographer Frederick Ashton is celebrated in a sensational triple bill that captures his spirit and style.' [The Guardian]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Thursday 31 January at 5.30 p.m. Dynasties 2: Emperor
A colony of emperor penguins in Atka Bay try to keep themselves alive through the winter.
Admission: $2.00 [free to Film members]

Thursday 31 January at 7.15 p.m. The Crown - Series 2
Lisbon: Palace insiders try to prevent a scandal that could reflect poorly on Philip. Eden faces censure from his cabinet and the press.
Beryl: When Elizabeth and Philip throw a grand party for their 10th anniversary, both Margaret and the new Prime Minister experience romantic tribulations...
Admission: $3.00 [free to Film members]

Friday 1 February at 7.00 p.m. Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Hector Berlioz, perhaps the greatest of French composers, died 150 years ago on 8 March 1869 and will be celebrated throughout the year!
'Benvenuto Cellini' is a wonderful work combining romance, excitement, violence, comedy and spectacle. Returning to it years after initial production debacles, Berlioz said that he would 'never again find such verve and Cellinian impetuosity, nor such a variety of ideas'.
'Elder conducts a thrillingly vibrant and entirely idiomatic account..Gilliam's extraordinary eye for visual fantasy, cartoonish comedy and endless japes, meanwhile, matches the music surprisingly well..Osborn has all the vocal verve and dash to make the devil-may-care sculptor the constant centre of attention. Mariangela Sicilia uses her fearless, technically brilliant vocalism to sustain his beloved Teresa's vibrant personality.. Altogether a musical and visual treat. [Opera]
'I don't think the musical performances, soloists, chorus, orchestra and directing could possibly be bettered.....One of the best opera productions I have ever seen.' [Amazon]
Admission: $3.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
Links to Bulawayo Advertisers:-

Alliance Francaise de Bulawayo
Bulawayo Arts
Bulawayo City
Bulawayo Golf Club
Bulawayo Lecture Series - Email
Bulawayo Motoring Club
Bulawayo Museum of Natural History
Bulawayo National Gallery of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo Publicity
Bulawayo Railway Museum
Bulawayo See & Do
Bulawayo Societies - 2010
Bulawayo Theatre www.finditfast.co.zw
Friends of Hwange
Falcon College
Hillside Dams
Island Hospice
Matobo Conservation Society
NRZ Railway Museum
PAB (Performing Arts Bulawayo)
Scruffs Dog Show
Stonehouse Gallery
Stoep Art Exhibition - 16 Park Rd
Tree Society of Zimbabwe
Wildlife & Environment Zimbabwe
Wildlife & Environment Zimbabwe 2006

3) Congratulations

4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

Friends and Family of the Late Nellie Jansen Van Vuuren, who passed away on 3 January, 2019, in Richards Bay, please be advised that the Memorial Service will take place at the Dutch Reformed Church, on Tuesday 29 January, 2019 at10.00 am

Jill Miller-Cranko, Loving wife of Guy (1930 - 2003) sadly slept away peacefully, in England, on Monday January 14th 2019. Throughout her life she retained fond memories of the Matabeleland bush, Girl Guiding and the Trade Fair 'Farmers Den', Hillside Presbyterian Church, many years with close friends as a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary International, teaching at the Bulawayo Tech College and Convent Girls High and singing with the Choir at the Academy of Music. She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Claire (Arnold, Andrew and James) and her Son, Simon (Kirsty and Meghan)

Her funeral will be held at 2pm on the 6th February 2019 at the Hertford Baptist Church, England.

Simon Miller-Cranko

Jill Miller-Cranko
A grand teacher, Girl Guide Leader and 'mom' to all us kids growing up in Bulawayo, will be sadly missed by everyone who knew her. My sincere condolences to Claire, Simon, Kirsty and Meghan.

I am heartbroken and devastated by your passing . You were my husband of 24 years BUT my best friend, confident and soul mate for the last 33 years. Who would have thought that a simple meeting in the Claims office at Minets would lead to such a journey Thank you for my two incredible children Victoria and Duncan - your quirky ways lives on in them, and for sharing Rebecca, Talia and Jade.
I am going to miss your smile, positive zest for life and tea in bed every morning.
Sleep well my Skat, you join our every increasing band of Guardian Angels in heaven and leave a massive void in all our lives.
Love you always and forever, your heartbroken wife Mary (Miss Naisby), Tor (Angel) and Duncan Champ xxx

Dad, I am going to miss you my Best Buddy.
All the things you taught me and your words of encouragement will always be in my heart, and like all our Guardian Angels your spirit will live on.
Mom will now have to help me with all the things we did together, except she doesn't like Soup !
I miss you Dad - Rock on. xx

Dad. I miss you and can't believe this has happened.
Thank you for all you did for me, your belief in my ability, and support at all my sports events - always encouraging me and cheering me on from the side-lines.
I love you beyond words, your heartbroken Angel (Victoria) xx

Callum Anderson passed away very unexpectedly in Johannesburg on Monday 14 January 2019 after a short illness.
He will be missed by all who had the opportunity to meet him socially or in business but mostly by his family he left behind. His wife Mary, children - Victoria and Duncan, his daughter Rebecca and Grandchildren Talia and Jade, as well as his sister Laurel, niece Aruschka and her family - Phillip, Zarah and Jacob.
A memorial service will be held at the (Lemon Squeezer) - St Charles Catholic Church in Victory Park, Johannesburg on Monday 21 January 2019 at 11am.

Mary Anderson

Callum Anderson
To my wonderful father , it is hard to imagine life without you in it . Our chats and your bear hugs were always so encouraging . You were always there backing me and my situation no matter what .I loved your sense of humour and big heart with love for us all . You always tried to fix it for everyone . Love your ' Princess/ Pumkin ' forever and always.
Rebecca x

Rebecca Steyn

So sorry to hear about Callum, the Anderson and McGroarty families were close friends in Bulawayo as we all grew up.
Sincere condolences to Laurel and all the family.

Anne and Jimmy.

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

Pet Hilton Kennels for the best care of your pet while you are away. Bitches on heat catered for and supervised matings for purebred dogs can be arranged during their stay. Christopher available to beautify your dog (all breeds catered for) and domestic obedience training undertaken for dogs over one year old. Dip tank open Saturdays 8 - 11.45. For enquiries or bookings phone Margie Bernard on 242979 or 0775-043983.

8) Bulawayo News

Our shop shelves are bare, our kennels are struggling, Pease help! We need to restock our shop shelves and would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, books, magazines, jam jars, clothing, ornaments, glassware, crockery etc. Absolutely anything we can sell to make money to help our kennels. We have Ecocash for your convenience. Donations for our kennels can be dropped off at our shop. The kennels are always in need of old newspapers.

Monday 2pm - 3.45pm
Tuesday 9am - 12 pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm
Wednesday 9am - 12pm 2pm - 3.45pm
Thursday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15 pm
Friday 9am - 12pm 1.30pm - 3.15pm

First Saturday of each month 9am -10.45am

9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent


BUT, near Morningside Shopping Centre, 3bedrooms, walled & gated.

BURNSIDE - $110,000
But, 3 bedrooms, mes, walled & gated.

MALINDELA - US$120 000
4 bedrooms, kitchen, lounge, working borehole, walled and gated.

HILLSIDE - US$110 000
2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, cottage, walled and gated, working borehole,

We are always looking for more properties to sell and rent in all sectors of the property market, and have registered registered potential buyers/tenants. We offer a complete service of property valuations.

CALL: (029) 22 74581/3 or 0773-790 194
Bulawayo Estate Agents:-
Anita's Real Estate - tel. 64368
Buyzim Property-The Real Estate Advertising Website
Ian & Co. Real Estate

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

Have you ever been horse riding in the cool, lush, soft, green Chimanimani Mountains

WELL FROG AND FERN is the place to be !


Phone 0775920440

Do you love Chimanimani - Visit the Facebook Page: Chimanimani
Tourist Association and give it a LIKE. You will find some stunning
images of Chimanimani on that page.

Some places to stay in Zim:-
Maleme Rest Camp www.zimparks.org
Big Cave Camp
Granite Ridge - The Farmhouse Lodge, Matopos
The Musketeers Lodge - 9km on the Matopos Road
Matobo Lodge
Matobo Hills Lodge
Burnside Cottage - burnsidecottagebyo@gmail.com
Churchill Hotel
Rainbow Hotel
Sondela Lodge on Leopold Takawira Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge - luxury chalets & camp ground
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
Valencia Guest House
Lake Mutirikwi (Kyle):-
Norma Jeans Lakeview
Ghonarezhou game reserve:-
Mfuti Bed & Breakfast - just past Thornhill Airbase, Gweru
Guinea Fowl Rest - B&B Harare 0772 255 653
Vic Falls:-
Victoria Falls Accomodation

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 http://nationalgallery.co.zw
Garden Restaurant - 54 Park Rd
Golden Spur Golden Spur - Robert Mugabe Way
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
Hunt's Boma 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
Indaba Book Caf & Sandwich Bar
Mary's Restaurant - opp Medical Cent
Maxies Massimo's - Ascot Shopping Centre
Mojo Bar, Lounge and Cafe (B.A.C)
Nemo's Resturant - Hillside Bowling Club
Nesbitt Castle - Percy Avenue
New Orleans - Banff Road
Pappas - Robert Mugabe Way
Parrot Lodge in Valeview Road, Riverside
Pergola Restaurant 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
River Cafe = 12th Ave
Southern Comfort Lodge 22 Jaywick Rd Matsheumhlope
The Berry - 22 Haddon Ave
The Melting Pot
Wes and Janes - Pauling Road

and more !!

15) Vehicles for Sale and Hire

Vehicle For Sale

Full spec 2009 Nissan Qashqai Teckna 1.5dci 2WD. Diesel 6speed manual, very economical. Full leather with heated front seats, powerful stereo with Bluetooth handsfree capability. Full glass panoramic roof with electric sun blind, lovely for star gazing or just letting more light in. Rear parking sensors, automatic lights on when dark, with xenon headlights. Very clean all round. Ex-Uk recent import. It is a must see. Great Christmas gift. US$15000. Only one available so hurry whilst stock lasts. Call or app for viewing on +263 775317056

16) Travel and Tours

Bulawayo Travel Agents & Tour Company's:-

African Wanderer
Antelope Park
Big Cave Camp
Black Rhino Safaris
Eco Logical Safaris & Travel
Galaxy Travel Bureau
Greyhound Coach Service - Byo to Joburg
Umfula Adventures
Zimbabwean Tourism

17) Computers And Electronics

Bulawayo Computers:-

CompuPro Computer Sales & Repairs
Internet at Netconnect.co.zw

18) Lifts Wanted And Offered

19) Seeking Friends

I have been researching my mother's family and came across a rather colourful sounding character by the name of Aston Redrup who according to family legend, built a castle in Bulawayo.

My research into this has yielded very little until an acquaintance of mine from Zimbabwe suggested I contact you. Of you would be able to provide any photos of the castle, stories or memories of people who may have seen it, visited it or know of its fate I would be extremely grateful.

Yours Sincerely

A J Colby-Derwent

I am ex Bulawayo and worked at How Mine for a few years before leaving Bulawayo for England in 2001.Like most people who have lived and worked in Bulawayo I really do miss Bulawayo even after being in England for 18 years.

My reason for contacting you is this when in Bulawayo I had a recipe for homemade eye drops it was very basic and used distilled water and a very mild powdered acid which was added to the water in a very small quantity, it was really cheap to make and worked really well. I think I got the recipe out of the Bulawayo Sunday newspaper but I am not sure. Would it be possible to ask your readers if any of them know this recipe and for them to let me know the recipe I would really appreciate them letting me have it,

Alistair Cathie


20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


Live out female au pair required to assist a 12 year old girl. Au pair will be responsible for school run, sports activities/functions and school homework. Interested persons should have their own car and a valid drivers license. Call / Whatsapp 0775 585 310


For a private residence in Bulawayo. Experienced in meal preparing, cooking an baking. Should be able to supervise all housekeeping duties. Call / Whatsapp 0775 585 310

New butchery outskirts of the Byo city centre.
We are looking for a fully qualified and experienced block man. You will need to have a driver's licence. Available immediately. References required.
Please contact us via kflow4hart@gmail.com

The Lion and Elephant Motel would like to thank all those who applied for the position of mature couple at the lodge.

The position has been filled but we will keep your application on file.

Chris Lee.

Man with Diploma in Project Planning and Management, Administration
experience, Class 4 driver's licence, willing to learn. Seeks any
suitable position(any). Contact faraidmi@gmail.com or 0772103973.

Man, 35 yrs. Bachelors Degree. 10 yrs Human Resources Management and Administration Experience. Traceable References.
Seeks suitable position.
Phone 0772287098

Lady, 31 yrs. Certificate in Travel and Tourism. Over five years' experience with leading Hospitality and Tourism organizations in Victoria Falls. Traceable References. Seeks suitable position.
Phone 0772719129/ 0713901879


Friendly mature lady seeks employment as a house keeper., No cooking, able to wash, ironing and clean, Live in preffered. Please contact 0773 705 485


Lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / childminder. She has basic cooking skills and baking. Willing to live on the property. Able to do all the house hold duties. Please contact 0778 099 917 or 0777 322 541


House-keeper / childminder seeks employment. Good with washing, ironing and with the general up keep of the house. Willing to relocate. Please contact 0771 835 824


House-keeper with over 20 years experience seeks employment. Has worked in South Africa. Good with all house cleaning and has basic cooking skills.
Please contact 0782 506 282


Mature, friendly, hard working lady seeks employment as a house keeper. Will basic cooking but willing to learn. Live in or out. Please contact 0785 422 957


Young lady with Social Studies seeks employment in Administration, Receptionist, PA or general office work. Fast learner. Please contact 0774 561 363


Nurse - aide holding a red Cross certificate seeks employment. Willing to do day or night duty. Can stay on the premises and willing to help around the house as well. Please contact 0773 402 270


Young hard working gentleman seeks employment as a gardener. Has a lot of experience working on a farm with vegetables. Fast learner. Please contact 0714 695 746


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / childminder. Friendly, hard working and well spoken lady. Good communication skills . Able to do all the house hold duties. Please contact 0784 276 036


Lady seeks employment as a house-keeper.She can cook, bake, do laundry , clean the house. She is available to start immediately. Can live in or out. Please contact 0778 023 158


Friendly, hard working, well spoken lady, seeks employment as a house-keeper / care-giver. She is able to cook, do the laundry and general up keep of the house. Live in our out. Employment can be part time or full time. Please contact 0717 203 180 or 0779 037 704or landline 09-284448


House-keeper seeks employment. She is a fast learner and willing to learn. Can look after children and pets. She can do all the house hold duties. Please contact 0771 835 824

Man, 35 yrs. Bachelors Degree. 10 yrs Human Resources Management and Administration Experience. Traceable References.
Seeks suitable position.
Phone 0772287098


Mature, friendly hard working lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has baking and cooking skills. Has 10 years working experience, holding a valid passport. Able to look after children and pets. Please contact 0776 258 709


Mature, hard working gentleman seeks employment as a gardener. Good with pools, flower arrangements, general cleaning of the yard and can take care of your pets. Live in our out. Please contact 0773 930 147 or 0771 593 349


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Can do all the household duties but has basic cooking. Live in or out. Please contact 0772 942 829


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Willing to live on the property. Can do all the cleaning, washing, ironing and childminding. Please contact 0777 309 608


Mature, friendly well spoken lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Able to do all the house hold duties. Able to look after pets and children. Can stay in or out. Please contact 0771 154 470


Lady seeks employment as a house-keeper, care-giver, nurse aide. Holding a Red Cross Certificate, her attachment was done at Ekhuphumuleni Home. Willing to help around the house. Can do both day and night duty. Please contact 0782 115 218

21) Services


Contact IAN JOHNSTON if you would like to have beef, lamb, pig or whatever meat you want, on a spit, whether it be for your wedding, birthday party, etc. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Ian on 0712 215 373 or 0783 698 573 (w/app) or email ianbjohnston51@gmail.com


I teach a set of 5 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 can be with you at the hospital when you're in LABOUR to help you to cope!
I also work part time at a BABY CLINIC :-)

For any further information contact SISTER JAN JOHNSTON on (09) 466741/2 from 8 am til 12 pm Mon to Fri
or (09) 2237240, 0712 728 350 or 0772 749 749 (w/app) or email me on jicsj@yoafrica.com

Rob Sinclair is an expert plumber. He has had many years of experience.

Anything to do with loos, bathrooms, geysers, plumbing.

Rob Sinclair is your man.

Phone Rob on 0772230551
Bulawayo Services:-

Acol Chemical Bulawayo
Bulawayo's Online Business Directory
Just Teak

22) Health And Beauty

23) Tuition

24) Miscellaneous For Sale

25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow

26) Clothing And Fashion

27) Boats and Fishing

Bulawayo Water Activities:-


28) Garden, Decor And Home

Kraal manure $2.00 a 50 KG bag.
Free delivery over ten bags.
Phone Ollie on 0771289677



PHONE 246688 or 0778495599


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