Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 876 - 29/4/2020

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

Extraordinary Times

Every time you think you have seen everything that the world can throw at you along comes something else, completely unexpected. For the past 5 weeks I, like billions of others, have been in lock down at home. Not a great sacrifice for someone like me whose life comprises talking and meeting others and planning the way forward, I can do all of that from my home office. Thanks to Skype and Zoom and the glorious internet.

Like others around the world I have never seen anything like this - I am a news fanatic and watch several news services on a continuous basis, but there is no news - just one subject, this damned virus. And then this eerie atmosphere - no traffic sounds, silent roads and empty buildings, no sport, no school functions, no Church meetings. It is almost as if life itself is at a standstill.

Like others I am fed up with news and advice about the thing, everyone is an expert and yet no one seems to know what exactly it is or how things will pan out. But right now my main concern is that our reaction to the pandemic is going to be much worse than the disease itself. It's not that we have not been here before. Our history is littered with new diseases that seemed overwhelming at the time but were eventually dealt with and with which we learned to live. I do not think that this new virus is any different and we need to urgently revise our approach to dealing with it as a new health threat - joining all the other diseases we still have to contend with.

I am old enough to remember Polio and Tuberculosis. Diseases that loomed large and affected millions. When I was born my parents took me to a clinic where I was given an inoculation against TB and then at school I was treated for Polio by a drop of something on my tongue. But in their day they were terrifying. So what is different about Covid 19 We will eventually get a medical response, but this global panic These sweeping decisions and the enforced shut down of everything that actually makes this world work (to some extent).

We have, in the past 200 years been able to reduce poverty on a scale never seen in history, we have created a world economy that enables us to live longer than at any other time, eat better, enjoy things that were unimaginable for even my parents. It is all now under threat from a bug we cannot see or control. We have reached for the skies and beyond, we have gone to places where man has never been and we hold in our hands weapons so powerful that they could destroy the world, but we are running from a bug so vulnerable it cannot survive heat or common soap. Come on world, wake up!

I live in Africa, in Zimbabwe, and we have almost zero capacity to deal with the virus and its side effects in any significant way for the majority. If you present yourself here with Covid symptoms, they will send you home - you are much more of a threat to the health workers themselves and they can do little to help you. We are mostly on our own in this hand to hand fight with the virus. We cannot even test on any sort of scale so here we are fighting a disease which our leaders say has killed 4 people with 23 cases confirmed!! Our death rate from normal things is probably several hundred people a day, but we die from Aids or Aids related problems, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Cholera, Diabetes, Cancer and even poverty and malnutrition. We need perspective.

Intensive care for someone who cannot breathe because of the virus costs thousands of dollars every day - we cannot afford that for anyone except the wealthy or the powerful, the rest of us must fight this battle at home. Most of our people have no savings, they live from hand to mouth, hunger is a daily problem, many only eating once a day. Tens of thousands sleep rough or in crowded accommodation where whole families live in a single room. Water is a problem everywhere, let alone clean water. Our State schools, when they open, have over 50 kids per classroom - I have seen classes so crowded they sit on the floor because we cannot get furniture and kids into the space available.

Did you see the millions trying to leave the urban areas in India, not because they fear infection, but because the shutdown has denied them the only way they can make a living! After registering the lowest rate of unemployment in recent history in the USA, tens of millions in the States are unemployed and unable to even feed themselves. For these people the Covid 19 threat is the least of their problems.

Our next deadline for a decision on the lockdown in the 4th May. We have to start thinking about how we get back to work and school. Schools are due to reopen on the 5th May and personally I see no way in which we can sustain the lockdown for much longer. I do not really think we have any choice but to start to gradually go back to work.

Clearly everyone has to alter their personal habits - no hand shaking, no direct contact, regular hand washing, sit in the sunshine for half an hour every day, eat the right foods, increase your vitamin c intake and wear a mask when in public and meeting people you do not know. If you get the bug, go home and deal with the side effects and rest, self-isolate. At school all I can see us doing is to get the kids to wash hands and faces regularly and take their temperature on arrival and if they have a spike in temperature, send them home until the all clear.

We have little choice but to rely on our own defence mechanisms and the capacity of our bodies to fight back, perhaps with a bit of help from the medical cabinet. For 95 per cent of us this should be adequate. Of course we will see deaths but that is part of life and all of us have to prepare for that day. If we think otherwise we delude ourselves. I was astonished, for example, to read last week that the overall death rate in the UK at about 12 000 a week has not increased to any extent. The virus is an accelerator and we need to understand that this new challenge once again reminds us of our vulnerability and not to take our health for granted. Exercise, eat properly, avoid excesses, stop smoking.

If we do, it may actually help us to avoid many health challenges that have become so common it is scary.
The next issue is post Covid recovery. I think that given the situation in almost every major economy around the world, that it is going to be at least until the end of 2020 before we can really expect things to start to get back to 'normal', whatever that represents. It is clear that major damage to our global economic system is unavoidable. I doubt if we can get away with less than a ten per cent decline in our formal GDP. But the situation sector by sector is very different - the tourism industry is going to be hardest hit, the travel industry even more so. It now looks as if SAA is going to go to the wall, something that seemed impossible until recently. Many other companies in this sector will follow.

But we have many things in our favour. First is that we are a very resilient country. We have been to hell and back in recent years - economic collapse is something we have all seen and experienced. I look back on 2000 to 2008 and ask myself how on earth did we survive So we know how to white water raft in economic terms. Then we have little personal debt. Our homes and cars are all owned without bond liabilities or lease charges. Our National Debt has not been serviced for years and no one expects us to start anytime soon.

We do not have the resources to help anyone in trouble, so we all know we have to 'make a plan' and when things do start to recover, we will be in a good position to take advantage. But it is going to be tough.

Eddie Cross
Harare, 27th April 2020


My name is Tendai Moyo (mother to the late Rudorwashe Grace Moyo 10 months old, diagnosed with a Congenital Heart defect) You did a plea fir me in the mirror to try save my little baby
I want to send my sincere heartfelt thanks to the morning mirror community for the love you showed through donation in effort to save my little sweet angel. Unfortunately she passed on on the 21st of January 2018 ..
Its been a difficult time of trying to heal and come to terms with her death as she left a wound difficult to heal.

A special thanks to Mrs Rosemarie Harrison and Mr Vaghmari who also donated to save our angel .I also include those I may not have mentioned by name as some of you I never got your details.
Words are not enough to show my gratitude, even though our angel did not make it I want to say all your donations were not in vain they gave birth to Brave Little Heart Zimbabwe a support network and advocacy organisation for all families and children living with Congenital heart disease.

We encountered many challenges with Rudo that opened our eyes to the great suffering in our nation especially encountered by Children in Heart communities due to the shortcomings of our health system and unavailibility of sustainable structures locally.
Below are our findings and as much as our little one is gone, .We believe she can live on through every heart child we try and assist as an organisation. Hence we call upon all stakeholders, our community and organisations to partner with us to Champion Congenital Heart Defects.

We truly would appreciate your intervention as these children continue dying daily .The challenges are the heart community remains hidden from society as there is no awareness of this desparate community and its so difficult getting sponsors and donors for our cause despite this birth defect being a number one birth killer 60 times more prevalent than cancer.
Currently as a country we were soley dependant on the Italian philanthropic doctors who would help screen a few and take them for free surgery to Italy ...

The few who had medical aids could fundraise for india and they would go get life saving surgeries ,but with Covid 19 all these children are dying as they can no longer go overseas due to the closed borders.

1. Surgeries
Locally now more than ever we need those sustainable solutions we have been advocating for these life saving surgeries need to be done in our nation as a matter of urgency as we will loose all cardiac patients who are also high risk patients to Covid.

2. Medications
The heart community barely has access to the expensive medications and we were hoping you could assist us get these anti heart failure medications or someone to partner us for the supply eg captopril frusemide sildenafil at a subsidized rate

3. Partnership with Mpilo Hispital for a Cardiac ward
Our Mpilo renovations are at a stand still.We are in need of partners to assist with the critical equipment for cardiac ward to save our children

Below is the list
Portable ECG machine and Holter monitor, Blood gas machine, Portable xray machine, Defibrillators, Pacemakers, Spirometers, CPAP machines and ventilators, Echo machine with TEE probe for infants and children cath lab, Cardiac MRI, Thermal paper for echo printout, Portable O2 tanks for transfering inpatients, Oxygen delivering equipment, medications, IV catheters, should be on wheels., Catheterization Lab/theater, Pulse oximeters, automated blood pressure machine with variety of sizes of bp cuffs., Laryngescope with different sizes of blades, endotracheal tubes sizes 3.5 to 7, Multiparameter monitors for each bed., critical care beds some with propup mechanism, a side ward for isolation cases i.e vulnerable cardiac (long term), Resuscitation equipment is necessary and includes a, resuscitation trolley ambu-bags

4. Food parcels for special child patients
In this time of hunger our children are dying as the already suffer from malnutrition due to their conditions. As a community we feel marginalized as response to our needs has been very difficult ,
We face a lot of stigma when looking for help as there is no awareness of these challenges we face as a heart community .A lot of awareness is essential for our plight to be recognizedYour intervention is greatly needed.

We sincerely hope you will assist
Warm Regards
Tendai Moyo(Founder)
Brave Little Heart Zimbabwe


2) Notices and Events


The Academy is, of course, adhering to government instructions and is closed until further notice. Assuming things are in any way back to normal, it will re-open for the new term on Monday 4 May and lessons will begin on Monday 11 May. DVDs will also resume and the provisional programme for May is:

Thursday 7 May Rob Roy
Friday 8 May The Merry Widow [Franz Lehar was born on 30 April 1870]
Thursday 14 May Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones
Friday 15 May Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri [at the fourth time of trying!...]
Thursday 21 May Family Plot [Alfred Hitchcock's last film]
Friday 22 May Delibes: Coppelia [first performed on 25 May 1870]
Thursday 28 May Chernobyl - Part 1
Friday 29 May Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
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) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds


It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Kevin Thomas Albert Moloney, who died peacefully on 22 April in Ireland, after a long illness. He is sadly missed by his beloved wife Marian, son Luke, granddaughter Marie, sister Rita, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and his extended family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm dilis.

Born in Dublin in 1930, Kevin worked for Rhodesia Railways, later NRZ, from 1956 until 1990 in Zambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. He was for some time the Station Master at Bulawayo, and in his retirement was involved in the Lions Club of Matopos, and served on the Matabeleland Scout Council.


Kevin Moloney
I regret to inform you of the death today in Limerick, Ireland of Kevin Moloney, former station master of Bulawayo. Attached is his death notice published today on RIP. ie (please feel free to leave a message in the 'condolences' section).
My sincere sympathies to the Moloney family, may he Rest in Peace.



Joan Elizabeth Bancroft

Joan Bancroft, beloved wife of Tony for fifty two years.
Treasured and well loved mother and grandmother of
Graham, wife Angie and grand children Amelia and Euan
Shirley, Tony and grand children Benjamin and Hannah
An amazing and loving lady who was an inspiration to her family and everyone her knew her. She will be sorely missed..

A memorial service will be held at 10.00 am in the Falcon College Chapel on Monday 4th
May 2020. (Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 regulations, attendance is currently restricted.)


Dear colleagues, parents, students and friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I hereby inform you that Mrs. Joan Bancroft passed away in her sleep early this morning. Joan had been enjoying the cooler weather - cooking, gardening and looking after her family in her bright, inimitable way, up until yesterday evening. Her sudden departure is a shock to her family and all who knew and loved her.

Mrs. Bancroft was well-known to many parents and students as she continued to take care of our bus bookings well into her retirement. In the meantime, if you have any transport queries, please direct them to Mrs. Rosy Shearing: headsoffice@falconcollege.com .

We hold Mr. Tony Bancroft, Graham and Shirley, and their families, close to our hearts and we pray for God's comfort to them at this time.

Warm regards,

Dave van Wyk



Eric Dilley

Passed away peacefully on 22nd April at Fairways Home, Harare.
Many thanks to Patricia Phiri for helping take care of Eric for a number of years and to Sally Haig who helped keep Eric supplied with some day to day essentials over that time.
Remembered by many in the Customs and Immigration Departments.

Martin and Trish Dempsey

I am so sorry to learn of the death of our dear friend Paul. Deepest sympathy to Elspeth and all the family.
Mary Chennells

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

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

R.E.D Property
We specialise in VALUATIONS contact us today to find out your Property Value!

BRADFIELD - $65 000.00
Family home in a sought- after area in a walking distance to a shopping complex, school and hospital is a semi -detached three bedroom all carpeted with built in cupboards, family bath room with separate toilet, open plan lounge with dining room and fitted kitchen. there is single staff quarters with toilet and shower and a double carport.

BARHAM GREEN - $90 000.00
A house set up with modern fittings, comprising of 3 bedrooms all with fitted cupboards, family bathroom with a separate toilet, beautifully fitted kitchen, separate dining room with a sunk in lounge and enclosed verandah. There is also a single staff quarters, enclosed garage, a spacious garden and so much more.....

Walking distance from town is an apartment comprising of two bedrooms with built in cupboards , family bathroom , open plan lounge with dining room and fitted kitchen with ample cupboard space.

KUMALO - $235 000.00
Beautifully kept double storey family home comprises of four bedrooms, main en - suite, two bathrooms, guest toilet , two spacious lounges , separate dining room and a fitted kitchen with a pantry. Triple carport , single lock up garage and large staff quarters. Open verandah leading on to a well maintained garden , swimming pool and a borehole. Walled and gated.

CBD - JASON MOYO STREET - $130 000.00
This Property it is walled and gated and gives off a lovely first impression with paving and a lovely well maintained garden with working borehole. Outbuildings comprise of a triple car port, single staff quarters and two storerooms. On the property there is a colonial style house with laminate flooring, four bedrooms with built in cupboards, two rooms with air conditioning, large lounge, open plan dining room with a fitted kitchen for family entertainment and one family bathroom. This property is in walking distance from town , ideal for offices or as a residential home!

Trindie Lombard: 0772 153 519 Geraldine Chibonda: 0713 765 166
Lesley Chitrin: 0782 444 007 Cheri Ford: 0774 233 959
Nozi Zvenika 0773 486 615


Beautiful three bedroomed, two bathroomed home for sale on the shores of Lake Kariba, Binga. Vast green lawns and beautiful gardens, prolific with indigenous trees, sweeping almost to the edge of the lake. Open plan fully fitted kitchen/ living room.

e mail duvetdown@yahoo.com



Residential stand approximately 1, 5 acres comprising one bedroom cottage, with a well and a tennis court.

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

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

Anita's Real Estate


We have the following properties for sale

CBD - Flat
1 bedroom, family bathroom, lounge with built in display cabinet, fitted kitchen, tiles, enclosed balcony - $36,000.00

B/asbestos, 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, bathroom, separate toilet, single staff quarters, double car port, walled, gated - $57,000.00

5 bedrooms, main en suite, family bathroom, lounge, dining room, sun lounge, fitted kitchen with hob and oven, swimming pool, well (needing pump), paved driveway, nice garden, walled, gated - $75,000

4,000 m2 - Tiled roof, parquet floors, 3 bedrooms, bics in the 2 bedrooms, built in unit in main bedroom, family bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, fire place, dining room, kitchen, pantry,
laundry, enclosed verandah, two solar geysers, single staff quarters, borehole, swimming pool, garden, one lock up garage, carport, walled, gated - $110,000.00

B/t, 3 bedrooms, main en suite, lounge, dining room, office, built in cupboards, family bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, verandah, double lock up garage, 3 staff quarters, entertainment area, swimming pool with bar, walled and gated - $98,000.00

2,974m2 - 3 bedrooms, main en suite, family bathroom with separate toilet and shower, lounge, o/h fans, fire place, dining room, fully fitted kitchen, laundry, enclosed verandah, workshop, storeroom, staff quarters, well, swimming pool, entertainment area, garden,
fruit trees, garage, carport, walled, fenced, gated - $70,000.00

We are looking for a modern, 5 bedroomed home in Burnside with a borehole, s/pool and developed garden for cash buyer.

Contact: Anita 0772212625 / 029-2264368
anitasrealestate@comone.co.zw / are@mweb.co.zw
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

Good morning

Your "Letter from Zimbabwe - More on Bands" of 22 April 2020 refers.

Appended is the scope of a project I've undertaken to record a history of southern African Pipe Bands.

I've also attached the working draft of trying to collect & collate the histories. Extremely rough version - all I'm doing at the moment is collect info and close up gaps.

Please assist with information re Rhodesian Pipe Bands. I have very little information on civilian bands and Rodesian veterans of my acquaintance are unable to assist with military pipe bands such as the Army Engineers, the Rhodesian Regiment and Rhodesian Air Force.
If possible, please assist with contacts contacts who may be able to provide information.

Every little bit of information adds to the picture and often provides a lead to another (as yet unknown) piece of information.

Dave Rankin
+27 82 900 0948
P.O. Box 19570
East London
Republic South Africa

I have begun a project to record something of all the pipe bands of southern Africa.
If I can interest a publisher, I have a coffee table style book in mind. If not, I would still like to create a record of the pipe band community. Over time bands may amalgamate or cease to exist and the memories die with the members.
I am looking for information re date started / ended / amalgamated etc. and a history of each band. As far as possible, please include references - it will make cross-checking easier. If references not easily available, I would still like whatever information you may have. Pictures welcome.
1) Only southern African pipe bands. There were British regimental bands in southern Africa, especially during the colonial period, but they fall outside the scope. Bands which they inspired or helped create in Africa are included in the scope.
2) A pipe band does not need to have had a long period of existence. King William's Town Miniature Pipe Band existed for one day at the 1974 Eastern Cape Highland Gathering.
3) A band that has sufficient members to register e.g. a grade 2 band and a grade 4 band counts as one band. Gradings can change from season to season and even within a season.
4) Bands that also have / had a junior band or regimental bands that have / had a 1st Bn band and a 2nd Bn band are separate bands.
5) Bands are not required to be currently (or ever) registered with PBASA. Sufficient musicians willing and able to practice and parade together is what matters.
6) I have names of Rhodesian / Zim bands and Gaberone in Botswana. Are / were there any in SWA / Namibia, Angola, Mozambique, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Malawi.

Dave Rankin
+27 82 900 0948
P.O. Box 19570
East London
Republic South Africa


Seeking David Watson, brother of Paul, attended Churchill High School in then Salisbury, 64, 65 of age.

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


We are growing! Almond Africa, Bulawayo Branch is looking for suitably qualified personnel to fill an opening within our
company as an HSSEQ Coordinator.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Health and Safety/Environmental Science
ISO Certification and HACCP experience
Qualifications in security and quality are an added advantage
Clean class 4 driver's license
Defensive Driving Certificate
Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role
At least 3 traceable written references
Valid passport

Desired Attributes:
Good leadership skills
Stringent quality standards
Efficient at prioritising
Good verbal and communication skills
Excellent report writing ability
Conscientious regarding compliance
Experience in the services industry is a plus

The Role:
Risk management
Develop, maintain and review Integrated Management Systems
Create and maintain a safe and accident free working environment
Post incident investigation and analysis
Perform regular planned job observation and quality checks
Loss control
Compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements
Keep abreast with developments in HSSEQ practices
Promote good health practices
Carry out ISO 9001, 14001, 22001, 45001 & HACCP certification and compliance
Register chemicals with Ministry of Agriculture
Conduct trainings
Purchase, distribute and ensure correct use and maintenance of PPE
Monitor housekeeping and cleanliness within the workplace
Facilitate health and safety related certifications
Oversee related employee benefits such as funeral, medical and wellness club membership
Chair quarterly HSSEQ Committee Meeting
Research, evaluate, monitor and report back on the company's environmental impact
Lead zero waste to landfill initiative

Almond Africa is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV and application letter, copies of all academic and
professional certificates and reference letters to info@almondafrica.com

We are growing! Almond Africa, Bulawayo Branch is looking for suitably qualified personnel to fill an opening within our
company as an Administrator.

Minimum Requirements:
Degree or equivalent in any Business Management/Office Management or Administration
A sound background in law
Certificate or equivalent in Business English
2 years experience in a related field
Clean class 4 driver's license
At least 3 traceable references

Desired Attributes:
Ability to prioritise and focus
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Attention to detail
Good interpersonal skills
Ability to work under pressure
Excellent written and oral communication abilities
Computer proficiency
Professional conduct
Good multitasker
Efficient record keeping skills

The Role:
Draft official internal company documents and correspondence
Compliance to/of lease agreements
Maintain insurance of company assets and public liability cover
Identify and coordinate submission of tender documents
Prepare scheduled company reports
Manage company contracts with customers
Maintain customer files
Maintain up-to-date customer database and contact list
Audit prospective company suppliers
Manage and procure office supplies and equipment
Oversee office cleaner, housekeeper & landscaper
Ensure adherence to company procedures and policies
Manage service provision and relationships with office service providers

Almond Africa is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV and application letter, copies of all academic and
professional certificates and reference letters to info@almondafrica.com

We are growing! Almond Africa, Bulawayo Branch is looking for suitably qualified personnel to fill an opening within our
company as an Operations Manager:

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in business administration, business management, accounting or economics
Clean class 4 driver's license
Valid passport
Minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role with proven track record
At least 3 traceable written references

Desired Attributes:
Technically sound (This is a key requirement)
Excellent multi-tasker
Strong leadership skills
High quality standards
Highly organised
Good communication skills
Self motivated
Ability to work under pressure

The Role:
Schedule all inspections, treatments and client visits
Plan, monitor and review workflow for technical staff
Communicate job expectations to technical staff
Assign duties and shifts to technical staff and plan around their leave days
Serve as primary point of contact when there are customer issues related to on-site incidents
Communicate customer issues with rest of Management team and devise ways of improving the customer
experience, including resolving problems and complaints expediently
Ensure completion of incident report for any damage to assets
Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews
Maintain an annual budget of operational activities, analyse variances and initiate corrective actions where necessary
Forecast stock, labour, material & consumable requirements based on anticipated works and prepare accordingly
Oversee Stock Controller's maintenance of inventory thresholds
Order stock and equipment from company approved suppliers
Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment
Review and/or set operational policies, procedures and systems
Liaise with company HR Officer, HSSEQ Coordinator and Administrator to ensure all processes remain compliant with
organisational policies & procedures and governmental regulations
Communicate any new operational procedures and discuss issues at department meetings

Almond Africa is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV and application letter, copies of all academic and
professional certificates and reference letters to info@almondafrica.com


A hard working, mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Good with children with basic cooking. Please contact 0788 074 127

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


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


Solar systems supply and installations and fence fences and gate motors.

supply and fit 3/5 Kva solar systems, invertors, batteries and solar panels top quality.
Canadian Solar, Warada batteries, invertors
Centurion gate motors, Wizard fence energizers, JVA fence energizers
Domestic electric fence upgrades at reasonable costs. Energizer repairs change of wires etc.

Please contact us by the telephone or whats app for a quotation on the following:
Mobile +263 772 870 201


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


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

A Caring Home is offered for unwanted, damaged, well-used or 'sandpit' pre-1964 Dinky Toys, Hornby Dublo/Triang railway items, and Airfix plastic buildings for restoration/preservation.
NOT Collectors' Mint, tho advice can be given on potential disposal contacts.
If sale prices are sought, this can be arranged by mutual agreement.
geof m calvert. Kent Lane 4, Box 94, Esigodini, ZIm.
Land 0(2)9 2800 679 --- & let ring as 'phone distant from most of rest of house . . .
E : gag@netconnect.co.zw
[Hon Life Member, Hornby Railway Collectors (and conservators !) Association, South African Chapter, and Life Member of the Friends of the Bulawayo Railway Museum.]

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


The content that is published in Morning Mirror does not necessarily reflect the editor's opinion.

Morning Mirror reserves the right to refuse any advertising or content.

MORNING MIRROR WEBSITE www.morningmirror.africanherd.com
Look out for us on Facebook! The Official Morning Mirror Facebook Group
Please email - magskriel@mac. com for information on how to place your advert.
Morning Mirror is a publication run solely for the benefit of Bulawayo's only geriatric and frail care home.
Do you need to advertise? Are you struggling to get hold of cash? Would you like to help Edith Duly Nursing Home? Then please give Leila a call on 203022 or 205825 as we have a number of needs that you may be able to assist us with, in lieu of cash donations.
Thank you to the wonderful public of Bulawayo for their ongoing kindness and support.