Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 878 - 13/5/2020

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

Where were your babies born?

My three babies were all born at the Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo. I will always remember those delicious cups of milky coffee served with the Lobels ginger biscuits that you could dunk in the coffee if no-one was looking !!

The maternity floor was quite high up in those days and one could look across the city at the magnificent display of purple jacaranda trees. One of my fondest memories were those tranquil and beautiful Sisters who wafted in and out of the wards in their starched crisp white habits.

And then there were those tiny little grey trollies on wheels with the pink or the blue wraps, in which the Nuns would bring the babies to their mothers every morning ......

Our own personal amazing blessed miracles arrived safely thanks to the dedicated staff of the Mater dei Hospital.

I left my tonsils and my appendix at the Mater dei Hospital, Mum had her thyroid operation there, and my Mum-in-Law recovered from her stroke there...

The Head of Our Household was even carted there forcibly in an ambulance during a particularly severe bout of malaria one year.

I must have gone in those vast elevators many times, visiting various friends and acquaintances. When the doors were opened at the start of visiting hours you would have a quick look first at the quaint notice board on the ground floor - a veritable Who's Who of what was happening medically and surgically in the city !!

Those notice boards were a fount of information. You could see exactly who was in the Men's Surgical Ward, Women's Surgical ward, Men's Medical, Women's Medical and Maternity or Paediatric Wards.

You could also establish who their doctors were and what religion they were, and so it was a very congenial place to visit.!!

You could hop from friend to friend and spend a couple of interesting hours in an ER environment every day if you were that way inclined.

The I.C.U. wing of course was taboo and you never knew who was tucked away there unless you were unlucky enough to be invited in personally !!

The Mater dei has always been there. Tall forbidding, austere, but at the same time comforting and solid, a kind of bastion within the city walls where peace has always reigned and stability is paramount.

The fire on the fifth floor in 2005 was a shock to us all, but although the devastation was horrifying, the way in which the city folk gathered round like a great protective blanket and sorted it all out in no time at all, shook us all to the very warm cockles of our hearts.

The Mater Dei now stands as a symbol of hope with the Covid-19 pandemic in the city. Measures are being taken to ensure our citizens are protected but once again we need your help.

Where were your babies born?

The Mater Dei needs you now ...... One day YOU might need the Mater Dei .....

Please help us to protect the Mater Dei hospital.
- https://www.materdeihospital.org


2) Notices and Events


The lockdown has been extended and the Academy has - slightly reluctantly - decided it must comply so will remain closed until at least Monday 18 May. We hope that DVDs can resume that week and provisionally the programme for May/June will be::

Thursday 21 May Rob Roy
Friday 22 May The Merry Widow [Franz Lehar was born on 30 April 1870]
Thursday 28 May Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones
Friday 29 May Delibes: Coppelia [[first performed on 25 May 1870]
Thursday 4 June Family Plot [Alfred Hitchcock's last film]
Friday 5 June Rossini: L'Italiana in Algeri [at the fourth time of trying!...]
Thursday 11 June Chernobyl - Part 1
Friday 12 June Beethoven: Missa Solemnis
Thursday 18 June Chernobyl - Part 2
Friday 19 June Miss Saigon
Thursday 25 June The Orchestral Ring / Die Walkure - Act I
Friday 26 June Die Walkure - Acts II& III [first performed on 26 June 1870]
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

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

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

Good day everyone!

Lin Goodwin my lodge manageress and myself are hoping that you are all staying at home and staying safe during this Covid 19 lockdown. We are also thinking that on the other side of the lockdown and once it is safe to travel, that you might well be inspired to travel 46km to the lodge, to try out a change of scenery and relax for a few days! We are therefore proposing a special for all Zimbabweans and friends to stay at the lodge in May and June for US 95.00 on a dinner bed and breakfast basis. We will also offer discounted activities on the Big Cave property and into the National Park.
So book now with Lin Goodwin on Whatsapp 077 757 4418, or email reservations@bigcavematopos.com for further information. Come try out of famous pink gins on the rocks at our sundowner spot at 'lightning rock'.
Best Regards
Dave Waddy

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 looking for an old friend of mine, Michelle Nash, who was in Bulawayo and I saw her name on one of your posts but the Cell No and Email posted there do not appear to be in use any more.
If you are still publishing I would request if you could advertise therein that I am trying to establish contact with her or contact information.
Thank you.
Monty Thackray - Ex Kariba
Email: montyinae@gmail.com

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


We are looking for a proactive, dependable and self-driven Sales and Marketing Manager with a minimum of 3 years working experience in the logistics / freight industry to join our Bulawayo team, on a full time basis.
Key Objectives of the Position -
To formulate and implement a marketing plan.
To carry out direct sales and pursue sales leads.
To bridge the gap between operations requirements and the customers' needs.
To maintain and retain clients through customer liaison.
To assist in complimentary duties that allows a smooth service delivery.

Please forward CV and application letter, copies of all academic and
professional certificates and reference letters to - freight8191@gmail.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

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

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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