Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 912 - 20/1/2021

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 or Hire
26) Clothing And Fashion
27) Boats And Fishing
28) Garden, Decor And Home
29) Tidbits

1) Editorial

We Were Rich
I heard a lovely C & W song on the radio yesterday, it was called 'We Were Rich'. I guess when one is far away from home and family and covid stats are soaring, one gets a bit maudlin
I started to think about my childhood, single Mom, post war in Rhodesia, and a grand little old racing green 'Morry' that took us everywhere. Indeed We Were Rich!!

Mom worked at J.Mann and Company for most of her working life when we were kids, she took classes at night and became the Accountant! A remarkable woman, honest to a fault, a 'no nonsense' Mom who gave us a wonderful life in spite of the hardships of life in Rhodesia in the fifties.

Mom made all my dresses, sweet little floral 'frocks' with a nipped in waist and gathers with petticoats underneath!! We didn't have wardrobes stuffed with jeans and tee shirts, shoes were limited to a pair of school shoes and maybe a pair of day shoes!! Clothes were two sets of school uniforms (one on and one in the wash) and a couple of frocks, Gavin wore khaki shirts and shorts with one set of grey long trousers for special!!

Saturday mornings were treasured. One shilling would buy entry to the Saturday Morning Movies at the Palace Cinema where we would watch exciting movies like 'Tarzan' , 'Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea' and 'The Lady and the Tramp'and swop comics like Ritchie Rich, Tom and Jerry and Little Dot. A tickey would provide a coke and a packet of popcorn!!

Television No. Computers no. iPhones No. Our social media was playing with friends in the garden. I still remember friends from those days - Janine Emmet, Glynnis Day, Virginia Crouch, Rosemary Drayton!! Our entertainment ended at weekend trips to the Matopos in the old Morry (that we often had to push start.) We would most often go to Outspan where there was a Bilharzia riddled weir that we would walk across, climb rocks and picnic on egg sandwiches and a flask of tea.

We boarded for some time with the McAllisters in Leander Avenue. Mrs McAllister would mind us after school and there were plenty of McAllister kids to play with. The best thing about that spacious garden was an old warplane that had crashed, it was our favourite stamping ground!! She had a giant kitchen with a vast wooden table where we would all do our homework. My most prized possession was a giant three layer box of Staedtler coloured pencils.

Oh yes...... 'We Were Rich'.......


West Georgia Eye Care Center
January 4 at 2:51 PM

Announcing a special, COVID-friendly, Drive-through Reception to honour Dr. Stephen Beaty on his retirement from West Georgia Eye Care Center.
Saturday, January 16th 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
2616 Main Office, Warm Springs Rd.
We welcome you to come and celebrate Dr. Beaty's years of dedicated service!

Later - 'It was a special evening honouring Steve ..... 34 years of practice.....sweet fellowship, good food and special memories made!

My heart is full but my feet are still freezing! Standing outside to greet many of his patients this morning was such a blessing! One patient said.....'Dr.Beaty, you have treated me for 30 years and kept me from going blind. I have not been out of my house for 6 months, but I had to come say good bye to you and thank you for all you have done for me'
Wow, I saw lots of tears in his patients eyes today and I know he will miss them too!
A new chapter begins...'

Zimbabweans all know this remarkable man and his wonderful family, who year after year, visit Zimbabwe to care for our people.

Eye Care to the Needy - sent by God, and managed by the Beaty Family from Georgia.

2) Notices and Events


Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk


Regrettably the new lockdown means that there will be no 'January at the
Academy' and plans for the coming month including DVDs have had to be put on

We hope we may be able to resume in February and will issue a revised
programme towards the end of the month with fingers firmly crossed that life
will then get back to something approaching normal.

The Note has re-opened with a limited takeaway menu in line with the current
rules. Orders may be collected and delivery is available in specific areas.
Further details from adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com or phone 0774 004 449 or
0771 048 995.
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 a very sad heart we share with you the news of the passing of our beloved Jean Garrett, former Deputy Head Mistress and founding teacher at the College. The College and its staff and students were her life for 30 years. She will be sorely missed by her former colleagues and fondly remembered by hundreds of old girls.

Ciara McMahon

It is with great sadness that I would like to let you know that Ciara McMahon passed away suddenly on Thursday night. Part of the Class of '89, Zimbabwe and Girls' College had a special place in her heart although she returned to her native Ireland. She was a special friend to many and will be greatly missed.



Its is with such sadness that we advise of the death of Beevan Naran of Captains Shoes.

Such a true and gentle gentleman!!


It is with sadness that we advise of the death of Dawn Staddon Manickum in South Africa.

A gentle and lovely person who always had others spiritual welfare at heart.

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


A young lady with two children looking for a 2 bedroom cottage or flat for the 1st of December 2020 or the 1st of January 2021. Please contact 0774 391 052
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

I did my Cambridge at Evelyn in 1944. I am now 93 and must be one of the last from my era.
Is there anyone out there still around
I would love to hear from you and I wonder if you remember me.
I have such wonderful memories of those years and I think we all loved our Bulawayo.
Matopos has always been the essence of my soul.
Faye Salomon ( I was Faye Ginsberg)

Contact fdsal@amail.co.za

20) Situations Wanted and Situations Vacant

Transport company looking for an Administration/ Logistics Assistant
Office experience and accounting background is an added advantage.
Email: torquetransportadm@gmail.com


Mature, well spoken lady seeks employment as a nurse aide or a caregiver. She is very good with the elderly. Able to do day or night duty. Willing to help around the house as well. Please contact 0772 789 338


Am a lady who is presentable and cheerful well disciplined and young at heart seeking employment as a Reservationist/Receptionist -Holds an International Certificate in Hotel and Tourism and is able to perform Receptionist duties.

Open to other employment options as well.

Confident to start right away please WhatsApp only (0783 197 394)

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

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)

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

Our swimming pool fence was constructed by Admire Chivima.
He did an excellent, well thought out job.
I know he works with all things in steel including gates and fencing.

I would heartily recommend him.

Admire Chivima
Whats app - 0772 983 346

Very good to excellent condition mobility aides such as wheelchairs, wheelie walkers, walking sticks, crutches, Zimmer frame, crutches etc. Available for hire and for sale at Island Hospice and Healthcare. Commodes, bed pans, urinals, sheepskin and adult diapers also available. Nurse aides are also available for hire.


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

25) Wanted To Buy or Hire


Cash paid (US$ or Rand) for militaria such as badges (metal or cloth), medals, stable belts, berets, plaques, webbing etc etc...
I am also interested in collectables such as tokens, medallions, Railways memorabilia etc.

I will be visiting Bulawayo from 16th January - 31 January 2021. If you are interested in selling, please contact me soonest, in order for me to organize a meeting with you.

I can be contacted at gre@absamail.co.za, or via Whatsapp on +27 83 656 1342. Alternatively please contact my relatives
Gail (077 227 8644) & Gordon (077 468 1065) MacLean or
my parents Cedric & Maureen Edwards on 077 257 0382

Gary Edwards

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 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.