Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 927 - 11/5/2021

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
11b) Seeking Accomodation
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

Binga-By-The-Sea we call it!!

Kulizwe Lodge, Binga is such a glorious place, nestling lush and green on Lake Kariba after a glorious rainy season. The lake is rising daily, the weather was absolutely perfect. Binga never fails to disappoint one, and fishing rods and cooler box in hand we found to our concern that the boat trailer had a puncture.

Nothing daunted HeeHoo instantly 'made a plan' as we do in Zimbabwe. No we did not phone Ryan at Tristar and ask him to send a mechanic, instead we fathomed that Binga is not without its fair share of skilled technicians and so we visited the 'CBD' where we found the Binga 'Tyre Repair Shop'. Right in the heart of Binga, where the ladies are selling tomatoes and the famous Binga Baskets, amidst the hustle and bustle of the bus terminus, were two men and a portable air compressor and a bucket of water. Admire was built like a sumo wrestler and he had us sorted in no time at all with his brilliant tyre repair machinations!!

Back to the harbour we went happily and although we never managed to get the boat to work, at least we launched it, and spent three contented and companiable days peering hopelessly into the engine compartment.

HeeHoo is a master at many things but draws the line at outboard motors, however he found solace in disappearing down into the engine compartment for hour on end, (phone in one hand talking to Ivor Kesson - Master Boat Builder) and chilled Pilsener in the other hand....

Launching the boat was relatively easy but taking it out of the water was another task entirely as the entire harbour was swamped with tightly packed reeds so there was no room to swing a cat, let alone manoeuvre a giant speed boat onto a trailer.

I was on 'croc watch', oar in hand, balanced precariously on the edge of the boat ramp, while HeeHoo tactically and dextrously took command of the Land Cruiser and tow hitch, while our man Robson using every contortion and pirouette known to man, up to his knees in croc infested waters, while he guided that sleek 20 foot Fibrecraft Eagle onto the trailer.

To console ourselves that we were not going to have Kariba Bream with lemon wedges for dinner, we popped around the bay to visit Cheryl and Wayne Coombes at the famous Rusteak Lakeside Cottages. Now here is tranquillity at its finest, a sundowner view that was exquisite, the cottages are so tasteful and entrancing and the fishing is fabulous!! Not only is Cheryl a most talented artist, and Wayne a most enviable wood craftsman, but they are also hospitable and charming and can pour an excellent G and T!!

Rusteak Lakeside Cottages in beautiful Binga.
The fish are biting and the weather is perfect. Self catering and catered options.
Bookings Cheryl +263 773 281029
Email livingthedreambinga@gmail.com


Milton Junior school (the boarding house) is looking for a good soul to repair their old furniture. The school is struggling with repairs and get new things for the boys to use. They are looking for the following items:

Good second-hand TV set
mosquito nets
kitchen utensils

The late George Boswell used to help them out a great deal. The contact person is Matron Ndlovu 0773 678 375 or go to the school and see the headmaster Mr Nyoni.

2) Notices and Events

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

The Note is open for meals in line with the current rules and also has a takeaway menu. It is always open before Academy evening events and during the interval. Further details from mailto:adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com or phone 0774 004 449 or 0771 048 995

'Line of Duty' continues on 14 May with two more episodes, 'Behind Bars 'and 'Blood Money' and concludes on 21 May with 'Last Words' and 'The Caddy'..
- 'Line of Duty' stands out as original and surprising. Season 2 is, if anything, even more brutal and thrilling. [New York Times]
- Tops the excellent first series, thanks in no small part to spectacular performances from Keeley Hawes and Adrian Dunbar. Great writing and thrilling to watch. [Rotten Tomatoes]
- The return of BBC Two's crime drama Line of Duty did what it intended to do and pinned us to our seats with excitement. Five Stars. [Daily Telegraph]
- Exceptionally brilliant. [The Mail on Sunday]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Film members]

Starring Francesca Hayward, William Bracewell and a host of The Royal Ballet's finest dancers, Kenneth MacMillan's iconic ballet is brought to life in this special film, shot on location by the Emmy Award-winning pairing of Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. With the story presented in a ground-breaking new light, Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words' captures the extraordinary performances that have earned The Royal Ballet the reputation of producing the greatest actor-dancers in the world. Their artistry pays tribute to a production that's internationally recognised as the zenith of dance storytelling.
- Quite honestly, I find it hard to think of anything about this production that disappointed me. I cannot recommend it highly enough. [MusicWeb International]
- William Bracewell and Francesca Hayward, two young dancers with tremendous charisma, wonderfully portray the teenagers in love. The other solo dancers are also exquisite in both dancing and acting, and Nunn's film is a coherent whole, wonderfully effective in the opulent set of a Renaissance city. [Pizzicato]
- Shot on location with lashings of fighting and flirting, 'Romeo and Juliet: Beyond Words' is a vibrant, up-close take on one of the Royal Ballet's best-loved gems [Guardian]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No.4 in C minor, Op.44
Mahler Symphony No.10
Camille Saint-Saens died a hundred years ago in December 1921 and his music will be featured in several DVD concerts across the rest of the year. Completed in 1875, the Fourth Piano Concerto is a one-off, a work of remarkable structural unity unparalleled in the context of the nineteenth-century concerto and it also ranks among Saint-Saens's finest and most original works.
Gustav Mahler died 110 years ago on 18 May 1911 and his Tenth Symphony was left unfinished at his death but subsequently prepared for performance and it follows the composer's dictum that a symphony must embrace everything', in this case from anguish to exuberance and serenity. It was largely composed after Mahler discovered his wife Alma's affair and, 'during the anguish he felt at the betrayal. The finale begins with a long, arching flute solo of ineffable beauty and the final pages open out onto a world of serene resignation and tenderness: 'To live for you! To die for you! Almschi!' Mahler wrote over the last notes, showing his undimmed love for Alma.
- The interpretation by Ciccolini [of the Saint-Saens] is wonderful and makes one wish that more of his recordings might be released on the market. [Amazon]
- Eliahu Inbal does the Tenth proud, a well-considered performance. [Stereophile].
- Really involving performance - you'll definitely shed a tear or two in the last movement. [Classical Net]
Admission: US$1.00 [free to Red Carpet members]
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Natural History Museum of Zimbabwe
Bulawayo Publicity
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Bulawayo Societies - 2010
Bulawayo Theatre Club
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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 was with real sadness and sorrow that the Peterhouse community received the news of Mrs Nicky Hammond's tragic passing in Harare on Sunday 9 May 2021.
Nicky, alongside her husband Simon, who is Chairman of the Peterhouse Board of Governors, was a long-time champion of Peterhouse, providing amazing support to the school in so many ways. Not only has Peterhouse lost an incredible friend, but so too, as the Eisteddfod Vocal and Instrumental Director, we as a school recognise that both the NIAA and Zimbabwe lose a real advocate and supporter of the Arts. Her passion for the school and the Arts in Zimbabwe was exemplified by the esteem and respect she gained in serving both of these communities.
Nicky leaves behind an incredible legacy of service. We, as a community, mourn her loss, and pay tribute to the enormity of all that she achieved.
To Simon, Philippa , Caroline, Joanna and the whole Hammond and Paterson family, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences at this very difficult and sad time.
Jon Trafford

Tony van der Walt of Cape Town who died on 21st April 2021 leaves behind 3 children Iain (ex Plumtree, now SA) - Vicky and Aiden (UK). He will be sorely missed. MHDSRIP.

ANTHONY JOHN VAN DER WALT (ex CBC) son of MARY VAN DER WALT of Cape Town died on 21st April 2021, aged 69. His Funeral will be in Cape town on 14th May 2021.
Mary lost both of her sons within 6 months of each other, and our heart goes out to her.
Love to you Mum from your daughters Joan (Evander) and Hilda Bulawayo. Please feel free to leave condolence messages to Mary at the following email:

Joyce Martin
Joyce martin died on 4th May in her home in England. Wife of Bill for 59years, mother of Jackie and David. She worked on the cosmetic dept at Haddon & Sly and then owned Children's fashion house.
She will be sadly missed by all her family.

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

As a way of fundraising, Island Hospice and Healthcare is hiring out its private beautiful, tranquil garden on weekends; bearing in mind that outdoors is the perfect venue for intimate events during these Covid-19 times. It is suitable for corporate events, photoshoots,memorials, intimate luncheons and picnics. Accommodates 30ppl , secure parking also available

Contact 0712845003/0292277972


When I look into the eyes of an animal,
I do not see an animal
I see a living being,
I see a friend, I feel a soul.
Anthony Douglas Williams

I think many of us feel like that, but perhaps especially during these difficult times when these 'souls' need our collective help more than ever before - included are the animals rescued from abuse and neglect, and cared for at Bulawayo SPCA who are in dire need of our help and support.
Knowing that the lockdown has given folk time to sort out cupboards, garages etc - please have a look at our Charity Shop List and our Kennel Wish List - you may be surprised how many unwanted items to you - are just what we are needing here at the kennels!
All the volunteers who work at the charity shop deserve a big pat on the back, but they DO need items to sell! - apparently the shelves are rather bare, so they would appreciate any unwanted saleable household goods, such as ornaments, glassware, crockery, pictures, clothing, garden tools, small items of furniture, jam jars for the jam makers! - in fact anything they can sell to make money to help the kennels.
They have Ecocash for convenience - items can be dropped off at the Charity shop - 127e,Robert Mugabe Way.
Kennel and Clinic Wish List
If folk could donate any one of these items, that would be fantastic!
Old blankets and towels, Newspapers,Tinned + Dried Pet Food for Dogs and Cats, Fly Smear, Old Crepe Bandages, Latex Gloves, Face Masks, Paper Towels, Disinfectant Wipes, Antiseptic Wound Spray, Dressings, Toys for Cats, Cat Carriers, Dog Boxes or Cages, Fly Spray, Bolt Cutters, Brooms both Soft and Stiff, Disposable Aprons, off cuts of Foam Rubber to cover donkey harnesses...............all can be dropped off at the Kennels, cnr of Magazine and Khami Road - if you can donate just one of these items.......it will improve the welfare of at least one animal - Thank You!

9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent

Chimanimani (formerly Melsetter) lies in the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe. Hidden in this secret paradise lies a spectacular home perched in the foothills of these legendary mountains.

This is truly a home with a difference because it is so vast and so solidly built on three levels, from the beautiful natural stone of the area, in fact one could indeed call it 'palatial'.

An imposing lounge/dining room/ billiard room/kitchen which features a spacious fitted kitchen and a fireplace, encompasses the entire top floor. A master bedroom is on the middle level, that can comfortably hold two king size beds and a lounge suite, plus leaving ample room to 'swing a cat'!! Bathroom en suite.

There are three other substantial bedrooms, (three with fireplaces), two and a half bathrooms all with showers, and a games room with table tennis facilities, plus a double lock up garage.

The garden is beautifully landscaped with Tibuchinas and Proteas, bountiful flowering shrubs, avocado and lemon trees. The property boasts two staff quarters and is fully fenced and gated with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains.

email - magskriel@mac.com



Brick under tile and iron, lounge/dining room combined, fireplace, bar, 3 bedrooms with bic's, shower, toilet and basin, family bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, scullery, veranda,
triple carport, double domestic quarters, 2 boreholes (only 1 being used), swimming pool (empty), 1 side fenced, 3 sides walled and gated. Stand size: 4613m

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

BURNSIDE - $230 000
Brick under tile dwelling comprising lounge, fireplace, dining room, master bedroom with ensuite (upstairs), 3 bedrooms downstairs, (2 with ensuite bathrooms), separate bathroom and
toilet, fitted kitchen, scullery, pantry, domestic quarters, borehole and empty swimming pool. Self- contained cottage with two and half bedrooms, ensuite, lounge with fireplace
and a dining room.

KUMALO - $220 000
Magnificent brick under tile single storey home comprising lounge, fireplace, TV lounge, fitted kitchen, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, main ensuite, family bathroom, veranda, tool shed,
storeroom, 3 roomed domestic quarters with toilet and shower, double carport, outside room, prolific borehole, working swimming pool, good water delivery system, 2 solar geysers,
walled and gated. Stand size: 3198m

For these and other properties for sale phone 2274581 / Kelvin +263 773 366 207 or email us at kelvin@rodor.co.zw or visit our website on Property Book (Rodor Properties)


HILLSIDE: 3 bedrooms, 2 lounges, walled and gated - US$500 for immediate occupation
HILLCREST: 3 bedrooms, lounge, walled and gated - US$450 for immediate occupation
MONTROSE: 3 bedrooms, lounge, walled and gated - US$350 for immediate occupation

CBD WAREHOUSE - US$800 for immediate occupation

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

11b) Seeking Accomodation

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 / childminder. has 8 years experience. Well spoken, friendly and hard working lady. Previous employers leaving the country. Please contact 0716 528 997

Looking for a reliable, experienced and mature gardner with traceable references
Please contact 0774023411


Mature lady is looking for employment as a PA, Secretary, Front desk person. Has a lot of experience around the office. Holding Pitman Certificate in Secretarial Studies and computer literate. Willing to start immediately. Please contact 0788 117 373


I am a hardworking woman I can clean, wash and cook, I do part time jobs to put food on the table please help me with anything to do.

263 71 942 8746

Mature (61 year old) lady requires employment. Experience includes management, administration, customer and public relations, events organisation, sales, hospitality and teaching. Also was a school matron and private nurse in doctors practice. Holds certificates in several of the above disciplines. Kindly contact DEBRAY on 0779270416.

I am a holder of a clean class 1 driver s licence with more than 5 years experience on both buses and trucks both cross border and inland. CV available on request.

Yours sincerely
Prosper Mpofu

21) Services

Phuthin Glass and Aluminium

Specialists of :
Aluminium Doors
Cubic showers
Aluminium Windows
Garage doors
Trellis Doors
Burglar Bars

email - Phuthinv@gmail.com

Telephone +263 785 376 240 or +263 716 274 093

Excellent service from this firm where 'Outstanding is the new Normal'

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 whassup +263772327574*

Gas is available in Bulawayo at

Nobility Gas

We provide the best, cheap and efficient we mean efficient LP Gas

$1.70per kg
30 rand per kg
180 bond cash
190 ecocash
We open from 07:00:pm till 18:00 Have a Blessed day.
We supply all types of gas accessories - valves, rubber valves, regulators, o rings, gas cylinders.

Stay safe and be protected with THE NOBILITY CREW!!

We support you with valve problems, cooker and stove tops, maintenance of all types of gas stoves.

NB. We're located corner of Robert Mugabe and 3rd Avenue

Thank you all for your continued support.

App 0773243100
Call 0774534948

NB always remember to adhere to Covid 19 measures.

email - princebharura6@gmail.com

Prince and Maxwell recently cleaned, repaired and serviced my gas stove, what a difference!! What an excellent job they did, I am proud to recommend Nobility Gas.

For all your wheel-chairs, walking frames, crutches, bedpans, walking sticks and commodes at unbeatable price please contact
0773 793 726 or 0777 029 111

Mobility aides i.e. , wheelie walkers, walking sticks, crutches, Zimmer frames, crutches as well as other patient care aids such as commodes, bed pans, urinals, sheepskin and adult diapers available for hire and sale at Island Hospice and Healthcare, Byo Branch. Well trained nurse aides also available at very competitive rates



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

I am looking for a three wheel Rollator walker. I can afford up to $US100.00 Please liaise with Anthony by text because he lost his speech when he had a stroke which effected his ability to talk and walk
Anthony's contact number is text only +263 77 267 7202
or they can email me Bernard Jack, which ever is convenient on bernardjax@hotmail.com.

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


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