Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 869 - 11/3/2020

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


En route to visit She Who Must sing, the awful truth struck me suddenly in the middle of my lumber vertebra. The suitcase that I had been hoisting with great ease and dexterity for the last twenty years, suddenly caught me in a vice like grip of pain. And what's more .. there is now a blind and frantic grapple for the specs as I am no longer able to read signs of any description, due to some sudden strange eye disease that I have contracted !!

Worst of all those expensive creams I have been purchasing for my face are now failing to smooth out the lines until at least midday and a thick layer of subcutaneous fat is rapidly encompassing my middle from below my bust to just above my knees.

The horrid truth has finally dawned -- the dreadful things they have been saying about the Baby Boomers, have at last arrived !!

We Baby Boomers, according to the fundis, were born anywhere between 1946 and 1964.

Caused of course by the elation of victory and large numbers of returning troops to their country after the end of World War II thus triggering off a baby boom.

In those days most Rhodesians were fighting for King and country as a colony of Britain, and both my Mum and Dad were in the British Royal Airforce stationed at Kumalo Airport in Bulawayo. Hence Baby Boomers abound in Zim today.

Whatever year we were born, we Boomers came of age at the same time across the world, so that while Britain was undergoing Beatlemania ...... people in the United States were driving over to Woodstock, organizing against the Vietnam War, or fighting and dying in the same war.

18 year old Boomers in Italy were dressing in mod clothes and "buying the world a Coke", boomers in India were seeking new philosophical discoveries, American boomers in Canada had just found a new home after escaping the draft south of the border, and boomers in Mexico were discovering new hallucinogenic drugs and rediscovering old ones.

Boomers in Zimbabwe didn't even know about the term Boomer and were not doing anything special except enjoying ourselves as normal healthy teenagers !!

Every day hundreds of thousands of the baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964, celebrate their 60th birthdays. The very earliest Boomers (if you do your maths) are hitting seventy next year !! And thousands of them are finding, as I have found, that we are not as infallible as we always thought we were !!

The art of Travelling to Hee Hoo and to me, had become second nature, easy almost, but suddenly the jet lag takes longer to shake off, and whereas before we were iron-men travellers now we feel like dented pieces of luggage after a long haul flight.

Suddenly instead of drinking champagne and watching the movies all night long, we are drinking water and doing exercises to try and avoid DVT .... Gone are the days when we could haul huge amounts of luggage across the concourse, now we have to settle for lightweight luggage and a couple of ibuprofen beforehand !!

And then of course there is all that vulnerability to those germs that lurk around in aeroplanes, trying to keep those little nasties at bay takes a whole suitcase full of unguents and medications.

Oh the joys of being a Baby Boomer !!

Those halcyon days are gone now, when HeeHoo and I would backpack across soggy foggy Ireland, when we would find comfort and joy sleeping on a wooden bed in freezing cold spartan mountain huts with only a sleeping bag and a pair of hiking boots, and we would often drive, seven of us, in a tiny un airconditioned car, across deserts for three days !!

These days I love my private space and turned-down percale sheets. I yearn for that occasional upgrade to business class, I love having porters to carry my luggage, I look for the elevators and not the stairs in airports and hotels.

As we geriatric Boomers approach our middle age, will it still be 19 hour long hauls across the world's various oceans from now on to visit the fledglings who have fled the nest, or will we have to resort to compression stockings and cruises

But excuse me, its time for my nap...



Queen Elizabeth Children's House is appealing for assistance. Due to the heavy rains part of the durawall has collapsed . We are looking for durawall panels. Kindly contact the Administrator on landline 60753 or cell 0771 976 077 or visit our home.

4th Extension Ave, 7th Street, Suburbs, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Email: heathstreakacademy@gmail.com


Old Mutual Heath Streak Cricket Academy Trust urgently requires a young, professional, sincere, hard-working and dedicated Administrator who could independently manage this prestigious institution with passion and enthusiasm. Knowledge on cricket coaching and accounting would be an added benefit. The Administrator would report directly to the CEO.

Kindly email your CV to heathstreakacademy@gmail.com
Shortlisted candidates would be called for an interview immediately.

The Old Mutual Heath Streak Cricket Academy Trust is a non-profit making institution striving for excellence in sport. Established in 2012 the renowned institution boasts of a luscious green grass cricket field, state-of-the-art floodlit net practice area, fully equipped Health Club, Fitness Centre and Sport Massage Parlor, Coffee Shop & Restaurant serving healthy dietary delicacies, WI FI and other recreational facilities for parents, Junior Sports Field, Swimming, Soccer, Karate, Kick Boxing and Rugby Academies at the venue, in an atmosphere and ambience unparalleled to any other sporting facility in Zimbabwe. There is no doubt that Zimbabweans are already witnessing the fruits of our labor seeing children from less privileged environments stand up to the challenge and compete at par with those coming from more affluent background.

In-spite of the serious financial crises and economic slow-down the nation has been facing, Heath Streak International Cricket Trust has made giant strides in the growth and development of cricket in Zimbabwe.
The Academy offers talented youth and those with a desire to LEARN, the opportunity to showcase their abilities with the hopes that they may perhaps one day represent their School, Club, Province or Country with pride, determination and above all - a SMILE.

With a genuine intent and desire to shape a brighter world for the children of Zimbabwe, the Academy employs professional coaches capable of providing leadership, direction and quality programmes that result in the development of the game at the grassroots level, producing young cricket stars ripe for the International stage 5 years from now. Youth Cricket has grown tremendously over the last few years. The development agenda focusing on age groups structure adopted by the Heath Streak Academy has been very successful and more local Zimbabweans are being attracted to the game. Our age-group teams U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U17 and U18 levels have been winning International tournaments with great distinction. The Academy is very passionate about the sport and our aim is to ensure that our talented cricketers have the very best opportunities and a first class future which will help Zimbabwe regain her past sporting glory. The Academy nominates players to attend provincial age-group trials relevant to ability and potential. We expose our cricketers with cricketing interests, knowledge and methodologies that can be utilized to develop a high level of professionalism.
The Academy hosts its prestigious flagship Under-15 cricket tournament brand - 'The President's Afro-Asia Cricket Cup' featuring various African & Asian nations annually. The popular tournament has been growing in leaps and bounds and is destined to turn into an Under 15 Cricket World Cup in the coming years.

The Academy inspires and motivates the girl-child to get involved in playing cricket and engage in outreach programmes to support young talented girls to train and coach at the Academy.

The Academy inspires corporate conglomerates and business houses to incorporate sport and education into their community responsibility programs.

Heath Streak International Cricket Tours offer talented youngsters immense International exposure, helps develop their potential to the fullest, strengthens their abilities and mental strength to play in tough and challenging conditions and enhances their overall personality. Coaches are offered the opportunity to LEARN and improvise on their coaching skills, abilities and techniques.

2) Notices and Events


Ernst Lubitsch's 'To Be or Not to Be' is a black comedy about a Polish theatre company led by Joseph and Maria Tura (Jack Benny and Carole Lombard) that turns to espionage after being shut down by the invading Nazis. It will be preceded by an appropriate episode from 'Fawlty Towers' - The Germans !
'To Be' is a very funny comedy, salted to taste with melodrama and satire. [Time]
It's certainly one of the finest comedies ever to come out of Paramount. [Time Out]
One of the most profound, emotionally complex comedies ever made, covering a range of tones from satire to slapstick to shocking black humour. [Chicago Reader]

Admission: $20.00 [free to Film members]

'Alcina', one of Handel s most popular operas, is named after a dangerously seductive sorceress soprano Patricia Petibon in this production from the 2015 Aix-en-Provence Festival; but perhaps the central figure is the bewitched warrior Ruggiero, performed here by Philippe Jaroussky. Ruggiero, captive on Alcina s magic island, will be transformed into an animal or inanimate object once the enchantress tires of him, but fortunately his betrothed Bradamante comes to save him, disguised as her brother, Ricciardo. Further complications ensue when Alcina s sister, Morgana, falls in love with Ricciardo !...
A night of a thousand delights a feast for the ear. [Bachtrack]
The production) involves a huge sorcery machine for turning people into animals (or whatever) and Ms. Mitchell works magic of her own onstage. [New York Times]
Meticulously executed, rich in detail, consummately polished. [Financial Times]
Admission: $20.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

'Firewall' is a thriller starring Harrison Ford as Jack Stanfield, an average family man in Seattle who heads up the hi-tech security team at his local bank. But following a seemingly trivial case of identity theft, Jack's life is turned upside down when his wife (Virginia Madsen) and two children are kidnapped. The ransom is a hundred million dollars, which the kidnappers, led by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), want Jack to obtain for them via his expert computer skills. Initially compliant, Jack is soon irked by Cox and his cronies to the point where he decides to risk everything to get his family back and bring the bad guys to justice.
Another edge-of-your-seat, roller coaster ride from a matinee idol everybody loves to root for. [Upstage Magazine]
It kept me alert, terrified and royally entertained. [Observer]
Very good edge of the seat thriller [Amazon]
Admission: $20.00 [free to Film members]

Verdi's magnificent five-act grand opera 'Les Vepres Siciliennes' took Paris by storm in 1855 though over the years, it has become better known in its Italian version. It was presented in its Covent Garden premiere in Autumn 2013 as part of the Verdi bicentenary celebrations and went on to win the prestigious Olivier Award for Best New Opera. Rather than telling a story of 13th-century conflict between the Sicilians and their French oppressors, Stefan Herheim's production transposed the action to the mid-19th century to provide a commentary on the extravagant world of Parisian opera with its politics, exploitation and betrayals
Grand opera at its grandest - a gorgeous visual and musical treat. [The Telegraph]
Exciting singing and top orchestral playing under the baton of that matchless Verdi devotee, Antonio Pappano. [The Observer]
The best the Verdi year in Britain has to offer, the Royal Opera has done its favourite composer proud. [The Sunday Times]
Admission: $20.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

The end-of-term concert will feature Academy students and guest performers.
Admission free - donations welcome!
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Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo Publicity
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Hillside Dams
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Zimbabwe info

3) Congratulations

4) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds

The memorial of the late Neville Duncan King will be held at the Barn this Friday the 13th at 2pm. To all whom knew dad please come share this special time with us and celebrate his life. There will be tea, cakes and snacks served after the memorial with a cash bar open. He will be deeply missed, Rest In Peace our dad

Neville King.

Deepest sympathies to the King Family on their sad loss.
From Peter Staak and all at Mat Tractors. M.H.D.S.R.I.P.

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

RED STAFFY PUPS. A delightful litter has just arrived this week. Ready for new homes mid April. If keen please contact Darryl 0779555260.

Pet Hilton Kennels and Cattery for the best care of your pet when going away, or when your bitch is in season. Nick available to do parlour work on all breeds; and to train dogs for domestic use (when over 1 year old). Tel Margaret Bernard on 2242979 or 0775 043983 for enquiries or bookings.......

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



ASCOT FLAT - $65 000
Well maintained 2 bedroomed flat comprising ensuite, lounge cum dining and fitted kitchen. Close to Ascot Mall, United Bulawayo Hospital and Nust.

KILLARNEY - $85 000
3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fenced and gated, Land size 4747m2.

3 bedrooms, lounge with fire place, dining room, fitted kitchen, domestic quarters, walled and gated

HILLSIDE - $100 000
Neat 3 bedroomed house, lounge, laundry, empty swimming pool, kitchen, walled and gated.

BURNSIDE -$250 000
Brick under tile split-level, house comprising lounge with fireplace and bar, dining room, study, 4 bedrooms (2 bedrooms with ensuites), separate bathroom and toilet, fitted kitchen, breakfast nook, 3 carports, 3 domestic quarters, braai area, borehole, swimming pool empty, walled and gated. Stand size: 4449m

KUMALO - $265 000
Stunning 3 bedroom house comprising 2 lounges, neatly fitted kitchen, swimming pool and borehole, 3 carports, sliding steel gate and electric fenced. Stand Size - 2 390m2

We are always looking for more properties to sell and rent in all sectors of the property market.

We offer a complete service of property valuations.

CALL: (029) 22 74581/3 or 0773-366207
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

I am searching for my uncle who was last seen in Bulawayo in September 1995. I have been posting searches on Facebook yearly in the hope that my family will eventually find out some information about his whereabouts or what happened to him. My uncle's name is Mark Anthony Nel and in the past, there have been sightings in Kariba and Paarl SA but nothing materialized from the information.


20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant

A mature lady seeks work as a Personal assistant/Secretary/Receptionist. Available to start immediately. Call or WhatsApp 0715 290 274.


Young hard working lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Able to look after children and your pets. No cooking, but willing to learn. Live out preferred, please contact 0783 562 241


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Good with children, house cleaning, washing, ironing and cooking. Please contact 0776 237 263


Lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has basic cooking and able to do all the house cleaning and laundry. Good with pets and the elderly. Please contact 0786 951 402

A young Professional Family is looking for a smart, hardworking, able to cook, wash and clean Live in Maid. An age guide of between 28 and 40 years and a strong bias towards Western Meals is preferred. A good package awaits the right candidate with traceable refs. Phone 077 225 4967 or 071 664 1586.


Lady seeks employment as a nurse aide. Holding a St Johns Ambulance
Certificate. Has experience working in a mission hospital doing
clinical duties and looking after the elderly. Please contact 0788 074 127


Lady seeks employment as a nurse aide. Holding a Silethemba Home based
care. Did her attachment at Masase Mission Hospital. Please contact
0713 706 470


Lady seeks employment as a nurse aide. Holding a Silethemba Home based
care certificate. Has experience in looking after the elderly. Able to
do day or night duty. Please contact 0771 017 404

A mature lady seeks work as a Personal assistant/Secretary/Receptionist. Available to start immediately. Call or WhatsApp 0715 290 274.

Reputable distribution company in Bulawayo is looking for Sales and Marketing representatives. Background of selling will be an added advantage.
Email CVs to memomatanhire@gmail.com

We are looking for a self motivated accounts person with experience working with online accounts packages... (ie, Pastel, Quickbooks ) and must have a working knowledge of accounts to Trial Balance.
This position is 176km out of Bulawayo.
Please send your CV's to drogerszim@gmail.com or phone 0776252555 or 0776252553


Mature, friendly lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Able to do
all the cleaning, washing and ironing. Live in or out.
Please contact 0774 856 439


Well spoken, mature lady seeks employment as a house -keeper with
basic cooking. Good around the house. Please contact 0779 913 798 /
0718 952 116 / 0782 867 154


Young, full of life, well spoken, hardworking lady seeks employment as
a nurse aide. Holding a valid St Johns Certificate. Has a lot of
experience with the elderly. Willing to relocate. Can do day and night
duty. Please contact 0774 573 994


Lady seeks employment as a nurse aide. Holding a valid certificate of
training. Has experience with working with the elderly and bedridden
patients. Willing to do day or night duty. Please contact 0771 903 400


Mature gentleman seeks employment as a gardener, security guard. Hard
working gentleman, has a lot of experience. Willing to live on the
property if the employment is full time. Able to wash cars and attend
to pets. Employment can be full time or part time.Please contact 0778
945 073


Mature, experienced lady looking for a job in the following fields:
- Sales and Marketing
- Public Relations
- Administration
- Receptionist / Secretary
Willing to learn new fields as well. Please contact 0775 937 497

21) Services

Repairs and Renovations

For all your domestic and Industrial repairs and renovations : - carpentry, partitioning, ceilings, fascia boards, trusses, structural timber, roofing, floor sanding, guttering, floor-tiling, building, painting, welding, plumbing, electrical work plus much more!!!!!

We also treat and replace all termite damaged floor timber underneath all hollow tongue and grooved floors.

Please contact us by telephone or send a whats app

Landline: + 263 292 226473
Mobile: + 263 772 312 320
Mobile: + 263 772 322 181

Reasonable costs. Genuine enquiries only.


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


Are you stressed out, not getting enough sleep, go neck, shoulder, hip
and back pain Got sore muscles, suffering from constant headache,
feeling down or depressed, need to relax and pamper yourself. The
simply call the massage therapist and enjoy a relaxing body massage
and muscle toner which will leave you feeling energized and renewed.
This can be in the comfort of your home.

Please contact: 09 - 60498


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

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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