Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 901 - 21/10/2020

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

A Covid operation

Game count in Hwange September/October 2020

With a name rather like a secret undercover operation, Covid-19 has thrown the world into a spin, with an untold number of events having to be postponed or abandoned. So, there was much delight when WEZ Matabeleland received permission to go ahead with this year's 24-hour static game census. Despite many of the usual international and SADC visitors unable to attend, it would seem that there was good support from Zimbo teams and members found relief and pleasure in getting out of seclusion and into the bush. The count took place on the 30th September - 1st October 2020.

The veld was very dry and the dearth of browse and grazing close to most of the pans meant animals came down to water rather wearily as well as warily. We had expected to see great numbers of elephant, so it was surprising to see relatively few for this time of the year and elephants drinking at most of the pans were doing so with mannerly grace. Being hot, there were usually a few large pachyderms wallowing, splashing and enjoying the cool water, especially in the late afternoons.

We set up camp for a couple of days before the count at Kennedy 1 picnic site and took a drive down to Kennedy 2 the first afternoon. We were astounded and delighted to find a massive herd of about fifteen hundred buffalo stretched out for some five kilometres along the Kennedy Vlei. Long single file strings of the bovines kicking up huge clouds of dust plodded along, a beautiful sight against the setting sun. They had obviously done a fair amount of
drinking out of the pan at Kennedy 2 and most of what remained was soupy, smelly, liquid mud. Many came down to the pan for a wonderful sloshy wallow before joining the rest of the enormous herd that was gathering in the bushes on the other side of the road.

At Sinanga the following morning, we arrived to find two handsome young male lions lying on an anthill close to the pan. As a result, we didn't expect to see much else, but it heated up and the two young fellows had a cool drink then moved away to find shade. A herd of zebra, festooned with yellow-billed oxpeckers, came to the pan, followed by three warthogs, a lone impala ram and well over fifty kudu that lingered around the periphery of the pan for ages before bravely but cautiously approaching the water - a perfect bush scene.

That evening, while at Kennedy 1 pan enjoying a sundowner and chatting to Daffy and some friends who were staying at the Hide, we were thrilled to spot a leopard sneak in for a drink. There was a small herd of elephant at the pan, so the cat was very alert and when chased back into the dry trough we could just make it out peeping over the side. It slaked its thirst then moved off to sit at the base of an ebony tree, motionless.

As we moved in closer, it slunk down off the mound and with an amazing and sudden turn of speed, snatched up a hapless banded mongoose that was carelessly loitering close by. With head held high and its prize firmly clamped in its jaws, the graceful creature vanished into the scrub.

We only saw one eland at Ngweshla, a lovely bull which didn't linger to be admired, but just past Somamalisa we had a gorgeous sighting of five eland cows with their calves of varying ages crossing the vlei.
The drive south through to our counting venue at Secheche was fabulous. The skyline along the ridges of the road was lined with a dusty mauve from hundreds of Philenoptera nelsii in full bloom, occasionally interspersed with the bright green canopy of spreading Acacia erioloba.

Further along at Ngweshla there was a never-ending stream of animals coming to the pan to drink - roan, sable, kudu, impala, zebra, elephant several giraffes and numbers of entertaining baboons. Early one morning, we heard lion roaring on both sides of the camp and as dawn was breaking three lionesses stalked past the pan pausing briefly for a drink before moving on. The big girl in front disappeared but we managed to follow the other two and found where they had flopped down in the shade, so enjoyed seeing them several times during the day.

During our count, we noted nine different mammal species - elephant (of course!) kudu, impala, zebra, warthog, black-backed jackal, spotted hyena, roan antelope and one enormous lion. The lion was seen sauntering along the tree line in the moonlight at about quarter to one in the morning and was huge with a massive dark mane. He broke into a trot and then suddenly took off at speed, disappearing into the bushes on the far side of the pan. We surmised that he must have been the reason for the elephants being so vocal during the earlier part of the night.

Just before cut-off time at 12 noon the next day, a large herd of thirty-five kudu with eighteen magnificent bulls carrying significant spiraling horns came down to drink, accompanied by a fairly large herd of impala. It will be interesting to see what the overall elephant numbers are for this count as we heard news of storms brewing in the northern areas of the park, with fearsome winds and some heavy and much-needed rain received in places.

Birding throughout our time in the park was rewarding. Some of the migrants had already returned and several large brown blobs perched atop trees sometimes took a while to identify. There were Yellow-billed kites aplenty, swooping and turning on the wind, and a magnificent Steppe eagle perched near Manga 3 glaring regally about. Several Kori bustards sauntered to and fro in the Ngweshla surrounds as a couple of puffed up males strutted around doing their best to attract the ladies, their boom-boom-ba-boom resonating clearly through the night. Red-crested korhaan could be heard all over the place during our drives and we had sightings of severa lmales doing their aerial display and plummeting back to earth. A recently returned migrant, a striking, colourful Broad-billed roller, noisily swooped over the water to sip from Sinanga pan being harassed by an equally noisy Lilac-breasted roller.

Marico, White-bellied, Scarlet-chested and Marico sunbirds flashed jewel-like in the trees and bushes enjoying the bounty of new blossom and were also seen daintily gracing the birdbaths at various campsites. A tagged Lappet-faced vulture accompanied by a White-headed vulture zoomed in for a drink at Ngweshla one lunch time. We have learned that the Lappet was originally tagged in Bloedkoppie, Namibia in October 2019 and was last recorded at Gemsbokwater, Namibia in February of this year.

An ostrich pair with a brood of cute, straw coloured chicks pottered around near Manga 3 and a delightful covey of at least seven Coqui francolins crossed the road in front of us, their gorgeous plumage camouflaging them almost immediately as they disappeared into the dried grass and fallen leaves on the side of the road.

On arriving at the Secheche pan, we were greeted by a superb pair of African Hawk-eagles perched in a tree overlooking the pan. Luckily for us, we didn't have to count the doves - Ring-necked, Emerald- spotted and Red-eyed- the bushes and trees the following morning were laden with an incredible number of feathered bodies. We logged 52 different bird species during the actual count, while our overall count for the trip was 152.

The water situation was generally not too bad for the time of the year with the solar units, some of them hybrid and being pumped with generators at night, doing their job despite the pressure of animals. We found no evidence of elephant casualties that often occur at this very harsh time of year, and thankfully, recent early rain seems to have averted the possibility of that this year.

There was great consternation over Nyamandhlovu pan which Parks staff had requested be pumped empty for dredging. Work there is currently ongoing.

It's time now to reflect on what needs to be done in the months ahead. Necessary maintenance and planning are always ongoing, none of which is possible without much generous support. Heartfelt and humble gratitude to all of our loyal donors.

Friends of Hwange is committed to preservation of the Park and its wildlife. Contributions are always most gratefully welcome.

Many thanks to Jenny Brebner for this report, assisted by Paula Dell. Images courtesy of Dave Dell.


We offer weeding and cleaning of tombstone area; Repair of tombstone at an extra charge. A once off fee of *USD30* per year per tombstone.
Cemetries covered : Athlone, West Park, Lady Stanley, Luveve, Hyde Park and Mvutshwa.
Work is done once every month.
We also offer flower arrangements at an extra charge.
Photos are taken before and after every cleaning and I sent to the client.

For more information email: shaddianonenge@gmail.com or call:
*+263718727574 or whatsapp +263772327574*

Island Hospice has walking aids for hire and sale. These include wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, walking sticks, zimmer frame, crutches and many more also available are commodes, bedpans, urinals, sheepskin and adult Diapers.
0712845003 / 0292 277972

2) Notices and Events


Teaching has resumed at the Academy and the usual eleven-week term will end on Friday 27 November. The Academy will remain open until Friday 11 December for make-up lessons etc. Full details from the office which is open from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. - or Tel: 60684 / 67195.
The Note, the Academy coffee shop, is open and is available for take-aways and deliveries as well as light meals before evening DVDs..

'Line of Duty' is a British BBC https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC police procedural https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Police_procedural television series which became BBC Two https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Two 's best-performing drama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drama_(genre) series in ten year. The widespread public and critical acclaim led to the BBC commissioning further series with a sixth series incomplete
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Line_of_Duty when COVID-19
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronavirus_disease_2019 caused filming to pause. The series ranked third in a Radio Times https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Times poll of the best British crime dramas of all time and received a rare 100% from the 'Rotten Tomatoes' critics reviews.
This first series explores the world of police corruption. When a counterterrorism raid goes tragically wrong, Detective Sergeant Steve Arnott refuses to participate in a cover-up. Ostracised by colleagues, he transfers to an anticorruption unit, AC-12, led by Superintendent Ted Hastings. He is soon involved in an investigation of this "super-cop", winner of officer of the year award, which is trying to find out if his high clear-up rates are genuine..
Tight script, great acting; very authentic. Fast & intriguing plot with unexpected twists and turns. The best series I've had the pleasure of watching. [Rotten Tomatoes]
If you like gritty cop dramas that exceed expectations and keep the twists coming, 'Line of Duty' is for you [Blogcritics]
This is one of the most exciting and intense TV series I have watched in years! The acting is outstanding, and the storyline twists and turns in the most unexpected ways. [Metacritic]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]

The 250th anniversary of Beethoven's with a programme of works dating from
the first years of the nineteenth century:
Leonora No.3 - Overture (Barenboim)
Piano Concerto No.3 (Barenboim)
Choral Fantasy (Bernstein)
Symphony No.5 (Gustavo Dudamel)
In the Choral Fantasy the piano soloist Homero Francesch displays brilliance and tact and the Vienna Philharmonic and Lennie Bernstein have the right stuff too and bring Beethoven alive - vital, refreshing and enlivening.
Barenboim ratchets up the sense of drama and mystery: just try the concerto's opening, where the long orchestral introduction heightens your sense of anticipation for the piano's dramatic entrance. The finale benefits too, sounding less hectic than usual and more witty. [Classical Net] Gustavo Dudamel was really superb, especially in Beethoven's 5th Symphony.
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

'Yentl' is a 1983 American romantic musical drama film directed, co-written, co-produced by, and starring Barbra Streisand which incorporates humour and music to relate the story of an Ashkenazi Jewish girl in Poland who decides to dress and live like a man so that she can receive an education in Talmudic Law after her father dies. The film's musical score and songs, composed by Michel Legrand, include the songs "Papa, Can You Hear Me " and "The Way He Makes Me Feel", both sung by Streisand. The film received the Academy Award for Best Original Score and the Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and Best Director for Streisand, making her the first, and only, woman to have won Best Director at the Golden Globes. Like all great fables, it grows out of a particular time and place, but it takes its strength from universal sorts of feelings. [Chicago Sun-Times]
I watched this film in a cinema 35 years ago. Magical is the word. One of the sweetest film ever made: charming, moving, it's a truly delicate fable with both a poignant love story and a strong message at its core: follow your dreams, nothing is impossible! [Amazon]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]


Thursday 5 NovemberLine of Duty - 3
Friday 6 NovemberVictoria
Thursday 12 November1917 [N.B. Start at 6.00 pm.]
Friday 13 November Beethoven Violin Concerto/Tchaikovsky:
Pathetique Symphony
Thursday 19 November Downton Abbey - the movie
Friday 20 November Jana ek: Jenufa
Thursday 26 November Rogue 1
Friday 27 November Beethoven: Fidelio
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

Death Notice

Edwin Theodore van der Walt (Theo) passed away at 6am on 20th October 2020 after his 68th birthday on 11/10/20 at Ekuphumeleni Geriatric Nursing Home. His Funeral Service will be held at Nyaradzo Chapel on Friday 23/10/20 at 10am. Close friends are welcome.
Loving son of Mary van der Walt (Cape town) brother of Tony (Cape Town) sister of Joan (Evander) and Hilda van Rooyen (Bulawayo) - will be missed. Fly high dear Theo. MHDSRIP.

In loving memory

Charles James Edward Davies
Born in Bulawayo 10th March 1950 and passed away at Bucklands Farm 13th October 2020

Loving husband to Heather, devoted Father to Mark and Luan, caring Father-in-law to Amanda and Jason, proud Grandfather to Jessica, Charlotte, Elsie and Charlie and finally a great friend to so many - Known fondly by those who fought along with him as Hotfoot. RIP.

Eric Stockenstrom. Deepest condolences to Janice and family on the sad passing of Eric.
From Peter Staak and staff at Matabeleland Tractor Services.

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

I'm looking for a 3 bedroom house, or similar, to rent in Bulawayo. Open to various areas, like North End, Parklands, Hillside or similar suburbs. I have a secure income and good references. Please WhatsApp or call on 0776242222 if you have an option. Thanks, Martin


Ilanda - 4 Bedroomed, walled and gated/prolific borehole
4 roomed house in Chivhu

Richmond 1 acre
Umguza 1 acre
Beitbridge 300m2
Hetfordshore Gweru 2196m2

PLUMTREE - Nite Club

EASTERN AREAS: Matsheumhlope - 3 bedroomed with a cottage
WESTERN AREAS: Pelandaba - 4 bedroomed house

OFFICES - Lepro Court (CBD)
Warehouses/factory Belmont

Registered Valuers, Estate Agents, Auctioneers & Property Managers
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BARHAM GREEN - $45 000
3 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge cum dining room, kitchen, domestic quarters, fenced, walled and gated.

ROMNEY PARK - $55 000
Brick under tile - semi detached house comprising lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, separate bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, walled & gated. Stand size: 602m

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

MONTROSE - $65 000
Brick under iron, lounge, fireplace, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, separate bathroom and toilet, kitchen, veranda, carport, domestic quarters, walled and gated.

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

FAMONA - $120 000
Neat brick under tile house comprising lounge, fireplace, dining room, bar area, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, separate bathroom, and toilet, fitted kitchen, laundry, veranda, garage,
double carport, domestic quarters, tool shed, working borehole, walled and gated. Stand size 1830m

MALINDELA - $120 000
4 bedrooms with ensuite, bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, dining room, neatly fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, swimming pool, walled and gated.

ILANDA - $135 000
Brick under tile, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, separate toilet, combined lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, walled and gated. Stand size: 1594m

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.

BURNSIDE - $140 000
4 bedroomed house comprising lounge, dining room, neatly fitted kitchen, dining room, main ensuite, family bathroom and toilet, laundry, carport, working swimming pool and borehole, braai area,
in a secure neighborhood, with working alarm system walled and gated.

BURNSIDE - $10 000
Brick under asbestos double storey comprising lounge, fire place, TV lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, separate toilet and bathroom, fitted kitchen, veranda, balcony, carport, domestic quarters, tool shed, walled & gated. Stand size: 6674m

KUMALO - $190 000
Massive brick under slate - double storey house comprising lounge, 2 fire places, TV lounge, dining room, study, bar, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, main ensuite, family bathroom, separate toilet,
fitted kitchen, scullery, pantry, veranda, carport, 3 storerooms, borehole, swimming pool (empty), walled , gated and electric fenced, with domestic quarters x 5 rooms each room has its
own toilet and shower, outside shower & toilet, outside 2 showers pool area, pond.

CBD (FLAT) - $45 000
City Flat in a good area comprising 1 bedroom, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda. Close to Corporate 24 Medical Center, Indaba book Cafe', Galen House.

CBD (FLAT) - $30 000
City Flat comprising 1 bedroom, lounge, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda.

CBD HOUSE - $88 000
Brick under Iron comprising 6 rooms, bathroom, two separate toilets, kitchen, scullery, 2 carports, double domestic quarters and toilet, 2 verandas, walled and gated. Stand size: 595m

CBD HOUSE - $100 000
Brick under Iron with 2 receptions, 10 offices, 2 ladies toilets, 2 gents toilets, 2 kitchens, double domestic quarters, outside toilets, one side walled, one side bricked. Stand size: 1190m

CBD HOUSE - $140 000
Brick under iron, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, dining room, lounge, study, fitted kitchen, veranda, servants quarters, storeroom, walled, gated. Stand size: 595m

SUBURBS (FLAT) - $74 000
Brick under Tile, combined lounge/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bic's 3, mes, separate shower & toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, d/q, well not working, walled & gated.

Undeveloped 1 acre stand, ready to build.

Massive double storey building within the heart of the central business district comprising
- Ground floor - 6 SHOPS 1020m,
- 1ST FLOOR - 22 OFFICES - 816m,
- 2ND FLOOR - 22 OFFICES - 760m.
With ablution facilities on both floors and back of shops. Back storeroom, back double strorey storeroom.


CBD - USD650
4 offices, reception area, canteen ,bathroom and toilet.

factory,reception, office, kitchen, upstairs reception

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: kelvin@rodor.co.zw or rentals@rodor.co.zw or Call: (029) 22 74581/3 or + 263 773 366 207
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

My name is Mauritia Messina and my sister and I are looking into our late mothers adoption. Can I possibly post on your newsletter happy to pay just let me know payment details. I live in Brisbane Australia. My sister Renee has put a lot of research into trying to get info, through ancestry. She would be able to send details.
I would like to post the following:


Hi, my sister and I are trying to find the adoption papers of our Mother Vera Cynthia Blakeman Ne'e Tribe. She was born December 11th 1942. We are searching for her biological Father.
Our mother was born JEANETTE TAYLOR 11-12-1941 at the Homestead Durban Natal - adopted by Rhodesian couple Kim & Gladys Tribe who named her Vera Cynthia Tribe. They resided in Shiloh Road Sauerstown Bulawayo.
My Mother's mother, Violet Phillip Stewart Mathewson born 1912 Transvaal- married a Herbert Lester Taylor who died, I believe her biological father might be Abraham Schwartz as I have done a DNA test through Ancestry.com and am 25% Jewish and have matches with this family name - I am desperately trying to piece the puzzle together and am looking for a genealogy specialist who can access these documents. I would be eternally grateful for any help, many thanks in anticipation. I, Mauritia Messina reside in Brisbane Qld and my sister Renee Thomson in Western Australia- born Bulawayo Rhodesia.
Please if you can direct me to contacts who can legitimately help, we would be very grateful.

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20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant

Lady age 36 years seeking employment in the office.Has basic computer literacy and telephone phone skills.Willing to start with immediate effect.

Phone 0774 095 196 during peak hours weekends included.

A 33year old man with a clean class 2, 4 & 5 driver's license. I am looking for an opportunity as a chauffeur or any driving or transport employment. I am well spoken in English, Shona and Ndebele.

Please feel free to contact me on +263777858923

Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant


We are looking for an Accounts / Bookkeeping Person to join our Bulawayo Team. The Applicant will need experience in using Pastel, reconciling cash books, creditors and petty cash accounts.
In return the company agrees to offer fair remuneration and working conditions.
Please send your letter of application and curriculum vitae to employbyo1982@gmail.com

MAID/HOUSEKEEPER seeks employment

My former maid, Agnes Ndlovu, is looking for work in the Bulawayo area as a maid/housekeeper. She is very good with older folk and can cook basic tasty meals.

For references please contact Pippa on 0783407799


Scaffolding Company looking for a suitable candidate to work in the office. Must have previous experience in scaffolding / shuttering equipment or in the scaffolding construction industry. Must also know how to do a take off of shuttering etc from a drawing. Please send CV's to arrows@yoafrica.com

A prominent mining company is looking for a Fitter and Turner to work and live approx. 120km from Bulawayo. We are willing to pay the ideal candidate a better than average market salary with benefits. The Candidate must have at least 10 years' experience in a mining environment. Ability to read and interpret engineering working drawings. Ability to modify, design, and manufacture engineering components with or without drawings. Confident. Meticulous. Precise. Self-starter. Professional and logical. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
If you feel you would be suitable, please email a current CV and a covering letter as soon as possible to miningcompany1969@gmail.com


Mature lady seeks employment as a PA, Secretary, Admin Assistant, Receptionist. Has years of experience, holding a Diploma in Secretarial Studies, computer literate, has worked with Accounting packages. Please contact landline: 212174
cell: 0772 814 268 or 0786 470 495 (mum)


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 organized
Good communication skills
Self motivated
Ability to work under pressure

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 and also for more information on the Job Description.

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 prioritizing
Good verbal and communication skills
Excellent report writing ability
Conscientious regarding compliance
Experience in the services industry is a plus

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 and also for more information on the Job Description.

37 year old female, just submitted dissertation for a Master s in Women' s Socio- legal studies and seeking a paid internship or employment in human rights, project management particularly in the area of disability and women.

The same lady is also looking for a house- sitting opportunity in Bulawayo in the Famona, Hillcrest , hillside or Burnside area. No pets. Will pay ZESA and manicure garden.

email: yeukaicc@gmail.com
Phone number: 0782104888 (text and call)
0733523665 (app only)


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

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


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

Great News Bulawayo Herbal Tea Lovers

Makoni Rosella Zumbani Resurrection Bush,
Moringa Black Jack

are now available for $1 at 111 JNM Nkomo and 11th Avenue, Bulawayo CBD

Afrozim Organics 0717224305

Selling Wheelchairs Commodes Walking frames Crutches Bedpans Walking sticks and adult diapers my name is Mary call or app 0777029111 / call 0773793726.

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



CONTACT JILL AT 2246688 OR 07784955


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