Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 890 - 7/8/2020

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


Now anyone who lived in Bulawayo in the fifties, sixties and seventies will know exactly what I mean.....

Bulawayo had the most awesome storm drains, deep wide dips that appeared at every intersection, and Grey Street and Borrow Street (names now changed of course) had the very best there could be .....

One could start a the Eskimo Hut near the Trade Fair, rev up the old Morry and fly like the wind down Grey Street, ramping majestically at every intersection.

A good couple of kilometres of hair raising delight until one sped past Hartsfield rugby grounds where one could disappear into the North End warren of Roads just in case the cops thought to chase you !!

It was even more fun in the rainy season when one could gush through the fifteen raging torrential rivers which ran down stream into the Matsheumhlope from first Avenue to Fifteenth Avenue...... If you could get up a good speed in that Old Austin Cambridge or VW Beetle, you could get the spray to rise up as high as the top of the windows !!

To totally drench an unsuspecting passer by was an added bonus, and when they introduced a fine which made it illegal to splash people, it took on an even more delightful and delicious temptation.. ..

Somehow the novelty wore off when the levelled out the storm drains, and it definitely lost its wicked gloss, when they changed the names of the roads !!

The Name "Robert Mugabe Street" Cowboy somehow did not have quite the same tantalising ring !!

The race down Grey Street from South to North, passed so many landmarks. Norvic Court on the right, Royal Cinema on the left where we used to attend the Saturday morning movies and swop all those weekly comics like Richie Rich, Lil Annie,Casper the Friendly Ghost, Tarzan and the Beanos .....

Directly opposite The Royal was the Bon Journee which still today sells a good cup of coffee and a decent meal, still features those check table cloths and those milk bar seats......

Opposite the Royal Cinema was the Model Dairy where you could buy sweet little bottles of milk and tubs of cream as well as fabulous ice creams ... Further down on the left were the Fritz Pie carts where Fritz Pickard sold an amazing array of tempting delights like hamburgers and hot dogs. One could sit outside in the open, on a metal stool which swung completely around and drink a milkshake while you watched the Grey Street Cowboys in action.

Past Selborne Avenue where Downing Bakery stood proud on the corner...oh those meat pies, Cornish Pasties, doughnuts and Downing's Bread....mmmmmmm

On the right again, Knights Auctioneers where Aiden Knight presided over a tantalising display of objects d'art and antique furniture, Past the Greys Inn where the Muirhead family ran the very popular and infamous pub, past the Grey Street Prison where Aiden Diggenden ran his flourishing business and from where he made it his business to escape so many times !!

Bulawayo City Roads were made wide enough to turn a full span of oxen, Grey Street was slightly more narrow however, there are still the skid marks in place where the more daring Cowboys took it upon themselves to try a hand brake "ewey "(U turn !!)

Things have changed somewhat, the City Fathers took it upon themselves to run a centre island the entire length of Grey Street, partly to prevent the Cowboys from doing those incredible hand brake u turns in the middle of the road, and partly to give the pedestrians a little island of safety I would imagine !!

The cinemas have all been converted into Churches, The Pie Carts made way for the Jairos Jiri Shop. C. Gauche is still there though where they sell coal, bird seed and an eclectic collection of farming equipment.

Next door the Model Dairy has been sold to a Chinese consortium where you can buy pretty paper lanterns, chopsticks and colourful Chinese slippers, all of which arrived with the construction folk who came to help us build the ill fated Gwayi Shangani Dam.......

Some of our elderly citizens however, no names mentioned, still retain those beautifully maintained old Morrys and Austins which to this day bear the dents in the oil sumps, where the ramped the storm drains on an idyllic Saturday afternoon in Bulawayo....


Selling commodes, walking frames, crutches, and bedpans.

Also, wheelchairs available for sale and hire.

Contact Mary Moyo on +263 777 029 111 OR +263 773 793 726.

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 be open from 9.00 to 1.00 until Friday 7 August. They will be closed for the week Monday 10 - Friday 14 August and re-open on Monday 17 August.
The Academy itself will be open except on the public holidays on Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 August and its facilities available for hire.
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


Keith Clayton much loved brother and uncle gone to rest 3 August 2020.
Will be sadly missed by all the Clayton family.

Audrey Locke

Much loved wife of Peter Locke. Gone to rest after a long illness most bravely born.

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



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

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 - $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

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

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.

Undeveloped stand, ready to build approximately 1 acre.

Residential Properties

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

JNM NKOMO STREET: 4 offices, immediate - $1000 neg.
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

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

Property Wanted

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

Alternatively 1 bedroom cottage/flat areas near CBD

Contact 0772 641 127

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

25) Wanted To Buy, Beg or Borrow

ZIMBABWE, Rhodesian and other Currency wanted

Professional Collector seeks suppliers of UNCIRCULATED paper currently circulating currency, coins and paper money. Older issues from Rhodesia & Zimbabwe as well as other countries also wanted. Much higher prices offered than South African dealers for the right material.

Please email indostocks@gmail.com with what you have for sale or what you can supply me with

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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