Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 889 - 29/7/2020

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

How Zimbabwean PUBLIC hospitals have turned into human abattoirs.

Working as a frontline worker in the Obstetrics and gynae at a tertiary hospital has been a living hell, waking up daily dreading the day you are on call... will the horror be better than the previous night is always the question.... the end of your shift is filled with sorrow and depression... you are exhausted, the cries of mothers in pain, mothers dying, the faces of all those dead babies you could have saved only if the system was functional. Your arrival at work is marked by rumours and gossips... a long wait, no adequate PPE, you wait while the only matron and nurse in the whole maternity runs around to at least get you something....

You get into the ward, pregnant women in labour flocking from all directions telling you local clinics are closed because of nurses strike and they had no option but to come, since private hospitals are charging US$500.00 and above for normal delivery...

Only a team of 4 exhausted and overwhelmed doctors and one nurse (a matron) running a group of 40+ labouring women... No adequate beds for all some end up delivering in the corridor waiting for their chance to be seen and admitted into the labor ward... During that shift you make up a list of 20 women with pregnancy emergencies who need Caesarian sections... you get to the theatre there are no theatre nurses (nurses are on strike)... after managing to get one, who only agrees to doing one case because she is needed in another operation, you have to select that one biggest emergency and sideline the rest... you get into the theatre the anaesthetist is told there is no anaesthetic, no gases, no propofol, no ketamine... they improvise and you just manage to do that one.. leaving 19 women with emergencies who came that day stranded and helpless.

...they look at you in pain, in tears 'saka chiremba ndichaita sei' and all you do is just look at them helpless.... look at some of them ending up having uterine ruptures bleeding to death and 80% delivering dead babes, no icu department and you end up nursing a critical patient in a normal ward with no nurse, or whatsoever to monitor them and the result is just death.

When you get home all you can do is go in a corner and cry.. what am I really doing... the pain is too much, the cries, the faces all in your mind... the dysfunctional system has led to hospitals being places to certify dead bodies rather than save people... strain on a hungry, at risk, medical doctor, whose whole salary does not afford a simple covid 19 test, but they risk themselves and family not able to take care of themselves.

This is how Zimbabwean health institutions are... if you know any medical doctor working in these institutions just call them and check on them, give them a talk, give them a hug, coz most of us are on the edge of breaking. It is just unbearable, the knowledge, the skill to save life, you have but no tools, no support, and no money. It is just pathetic to say the least....



Wonder Mpofu if an expert rose pruner. Courteous and affordable and excellent a his profession.

It's that time again we do our lovely gardens of roses. For those interested in my services of pruning roses they contact me on.

Edith Duly Nursing Home Is struggling to obtain wood for their ancient but delightful old wood stove. Are there any samaritans in Bulawayo who could help them out

Ask for Precious or Leila or one of the matrons.

Herewith our contact numbers
Home - 09 205769
Office - 09 205825 mornings only

Thank you so much to the always generous Bulawayo Community.

2) Notices and Events


The 6.00 to 6.00 curfew means that there can be no evening DVDs at the Academy until further notice.
The postponement of school re-opening also affects the Academy and regrettably teaching cannot yet resume..
The Academy offices will continue to be open from 9.00 to 1.00 every day Monday to Friday and Academy facilities are available for hire as in the past.
The Note, the Academy coffee shop, is open under new management and is available for take-aways and deliveries.
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

Please give our deepest condolences to the Boswell family - such a super guy.
Pam & Bob Dixon

So very sad to learn of George Boswell's passing. An absolute gentleman, Very kind and helpful.
Sincere Condolences to his family.
John and Nina Mitchell.

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


Cottage to let in Burnside

Fully furnished, consisting of 1 large bedroom with BIC's and bathroom en suite (with linen cupboard). Has an open plan lounge and kitchen, aircon and fans TV with access to DSTV and WIFI. Lights and water included. Set in a nice garden with its own carport. Please note no pets and non-smokers only. Rent is USD300 per month plus USD$300 Deposit
Contact Dave on 0774 101 556

House boat and miscellaneous boats for sale.
Contact: 0712871455/0775306392

Property Wanted

Rental _ Looking for full house western surbubs. Must be secure, walled & gated.

Alternatively 1 bedroom cottage/flat areas near CBD

Contact 0772 641 127


BARHAM GREEN - $45 000
3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge cum dining room, kitchen, domestic quarters, fenced, walled and gated.

MAHATSHULA - $50 000
Brick under tile, lounge, fire place, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bic's, bathroom, separate toilet, veranda, storeroom, walled & gated. Stand size: 600m

3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge/dining room combined, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, tool shed, storeroom, braai area, swimming pool, fenced, walled and gated. Stand size: 4062m

3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, swimming pool, walled and gated.

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

KILLARNEY - $100 000
Brick Under Tile dwelling comprising, lounge, fire place, dining room, 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, double carport, 3 roomed domestic quarters, walled and gated. Stand size: 4059m

BURNSIDE - $100 000
4 bedroomed house with a lot potential comprising lounge, sunken lounge, fitted kitchen, dining room, main ensuite, family bathroom and toilet, laundry, two roomed cottage, single garage and a double carport, empty swimming pool, working borehole, braai area, walled and gated.

RIVERSIDE - $100 000
Incomplete 4 bedroomed house with a complete neat cottage, walled and gated

3 bedrooms, lounge with fire place, dining room, fitted kitchen, domestic quarters, borehole, empty swimming pool, walled and gated. Stand Size - 1,12 acres

KILLARNEY - $110 000
Brick under tile, lounge, TV Lounge, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 3 BIC's, mes, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen with hob, oven and extractor fan, breakfast nook, laundry, veranda, double lock up garage, storeroom, working borehole, Walled and gated.
Stand size: 4940m

HILLSIDE - $200 000
Neat 4 bedroomed house, lounge, fitted kitchen, cottage, swimming pool, working borehole, neat garden, walled and gated.

DOUGLASDALE - $250 000
Brick Under Iron, lounge, fire place, dining room, bar, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, separate bathroom, toilet, fitted kitchen, pantry, laundry, veranda, carport, domestic quarter, braai area, borehole, swimming pool, fenced & gated. Stand size: approx 18 acres.

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

Brick under tile, lounge, fireplace, dining room, study or extra lounge, 3 bedrooms, 3 x bic's, scullery, veranda, 4 carports, 3 single domestic quarters, 2 storerooms, 2 working boreholes, swimming pool (empty), walled & gated. Stand size: 3,9 acres approximately.

CBD FLAT - $40 000
1 bedroom bic's, bathroom, entrance lounge, kitchen (not fitted).

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.

SUBURBS - $81 000
BUT, combined lounge/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bic's 3, mes, sep. shower & toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, d/q, well not working, walled & gated.

SUBURBS - $110 000
BUT, combined lounge/dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bic'2, mes, dep. bathroom, sep. toilet, fitted kitchen, laundry, carport, storeroom, borehole, walled and gated.

Undeveloped stand, ready to build approximately 1 acre.

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

CBD STAND - $150 000
Well serviced corner stand in a very good location within the CBD, walled and gated.
Land Size - 1190m2

Residential properties

Sauerstown flat: Immediate - $200
CBD flat: 2 bedrooms, 1st October - $400
NKETA 7: 3 bedrooms, walled and gated 1ST August - $150
MAHATSHULA: 4 bedrooms, 1st September - $400
GREENHILL: 3 bedrooms, 1st September - $400

JNM NKOMO STREET: 4 offices, immediate - $1000 neg.
R. Mugabe Way: 3 offices, immediate - $400
R.MUGABE WAY: 4 offices, 1st September - $800

We at Rodor Properties (Pvt) Ltd, take pride in managing your property professionally, in order to safeguard your investment.
We understand the importance of maintaining healthy relationships with owners and tenants alike, and strive to ensure personal and efficient service to all our clients.

We are always seeking to sell and rent in all sectors of the property market.
We also offer a complete service of property valuations.
Email us on: resrents@rodor.co.zw or rentals@rodor.co.zw or Call: (029) 22 74581/3 or 0782-799 005
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

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has experience with children. Cheerful and hard-working. Live out preferred. Please contact 0712 988 105

Private Secretary Job Wanted
I am a middle-aged woman who has 24 years experience in office administration with knowledge of Company Secretarial documents, stocktaking, basic bookkeeping and is computer literate. I have also had experience in overseeing the office in the absence of the manager. I am hardworking, willing to learn and loyal.

If you are interested, please call Gaynor Price or Whatsapp a message on 0778828573 to set up an interview.

Available to start immediately.


Mature lady seeks employment experience in caring for elderly persons, domestic work, child-minder and coffee shop attendant. Live out id preferred.Please contact 0775 189 466

Seeking Employment
Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Good with washing and ironing. Able to look after children and pets. Live out. Please contact 0782 097 452


Mature lady seeks employment experience in caring for elderly persons, domestic work, child-minder and coffee shop attendant. Live out id preferred.Please contact 0775 189 466


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Has experience with children. Cheerful and hard-working. Please contact 0712 988 105

A mature lady with many years of experience as a Personal Assistant seeks a suitable position. Please call or whatsapp 0783 295 334


Mature gentleman seeks employment as a gardener. Has 15 years experience. He would like a job anywhere between Bulawayo and Gweru. Please contact 0777 744 999


Employer recommended housekeeper. Hard and diligent worker. Very good with children and animals and salesmanship (with 'O' level). Preferably in Hillside, Famona, Montrose or Burnside. Please contact 0772 413 453 (Alexander - employer) or 0773 677 869


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 074 127


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

21) Services


For all your tree cutting and trimming please contact Beaver Tree Feller.
No job is too big for us plus we are insured. Contact 0733 896 375 or landline 09 - 476569

We are pleased to advise that we deliver groceries to our clients at their doorstep.

Our groceries are affordable, our customer service unique.

Please text for our catalogue. I thank you.

My contact: 0773 375 552


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, borehole repairs and tank installations.

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

House boat and miscellaneous boats for sale.
Contact: 0712871455/0775306392

25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow

26) Clothing And Fashion

27) Boats and Fishing

House boat and miscellaneous boats for sale.
Contact: 0712871455/0775306392
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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