Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 938 - 5/8/2021

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

For Our Grandson

We as kids in the sixties had the most unbelievable childhood, and we like to hope that we gave our own children and grandchildren the same glorious feelings, memories, experiences and love.

We pray someday that you, our Wee Boy, our precious Grandchild will share at least some of the glories of our own childhoods.

We would really like for you to know about 'hand me down' clothes and homemade ice cream and peanut butter sandwiches.

We hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
We hope they learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.

And we really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.

It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your precious old dog put to sleep.

We hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
We hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.

If you want a slingshot, we hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.
We hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.

When you learn to use computers, we hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.

We hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
We hope you cry but not often. It's all right to cry. People cry for all kinds of reasons: when they are hurt, sad, or worried; when they are angry, afraid, or lonely. Or sometimes when they're happy! Big people cry too.

We hope you do the right thing to try. That was scary and hard to do. Even though it wasn't easy, you tried. We are proud of you; you should be too.

May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen ice cube.

We don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, we hope you realise he is not your friend.
We sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Nan and your Guppim and go fishing with your Uncle.

May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.

We hope your mother punishes you when you throw a cricket ball through your neighbour's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Christmas time when you give her a plaster mould of your hand.
These things we wish for you - tough times and disappointment, good times and satisfaction, hard work and happiness.

We are right here. We won't leave without saying good-bye. We are watching you. We are so happy and so lucky to be here with you.


Mater Dei Hospital

Please take this message seriously from one of the Mater Dei Board members, Gavin Stephens. The staff at Mater Dei are doing an amazing job but are stretched. If you haven't been vaccinated yet, for goodness sake go and get vaccinated tomorrow if you can. Cut back on social and business meetings. Rigidly wear your mask, wash hands and socially distance.
'It is some time since I briefed you on the Mater Dei and the Covid crises.
As you know the isolation unit has been operating for a year, and has received positive reports.
Changes in treatment have proved successful but I implore you to seek hospital treatment early and to not leave it too late. This is the biggest issue when managing cases in the ICU.
If you have not been vaccinated then you need to do so as it will save another persons life and a bed in the hospital.
And finally rein in on social activities.
Six weeks ago there were no Covid patients - then the third wave started. Slow at first but climbing rapidly. The isolation unit was full two weeks ago so the emergency plans set out a year ago have kicked in. The hospital now has 58 beds for Covid patients but that is almost full.
We can install a further 15 beds in a converted area but do not have the beds. It will be a makeshift emergency facility for less serious cases but the alternative is to turn patients away.
Oxygen supplies have managed but are under pressure. The positive response to the appeal for cylinders last year has been hugely important.
The hospital is desperately short of nurses - they are returning to the UK in droves. The staff are exhausted.
The hospital has reserved the main ICU, emergency and some wards for non-Covid cases. They have to to provide medical treatment arising from other causes.
Bulawayo is in a serious Covid crisis and it has not peaked.
Enkusileni finally opened today.
The response last year was incredible - but more help is needed again.

1 get vaccinated
2 stay safe
3 help with beds etc
4 any suggestions for nurses would be welcome.
5 do not get complacent
6 please direct complaint or suggestions directly to the hospital admin.'

Good afternoon to you all
A message on behalf of Plus Two Pharmacy
Over the years, the Pharmacy has serviced the community in more ways than one. They've assisted with wheelchairs, walkers and oxygen cylinders.
Should anyone have any cylinders that were lent to them previously, kindly return as there are patients in dire need of them.
Please let's all come together and beat this pandemic!!
Many thanks to one and all.

2) Notices and Events

Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk
The Academy's second term will begin as soon as schools are allowed to resume. Meanwhile the Academy offices are closed and no teaching is taking place.
However, The Note is open in line with the current rules for take-aways and also makes deliveries. Further details from adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com or phone 0774 004 449 or 0771 048 995.

The Covid regulations mean, of course, that are currently no DVDs but they will resume as soon as possible.

Island Hospice and Healthcare is hosting a virtual marathon from the 7th-8th of August and 14th-15th August as a way of fundraising for the provision of palliative care.
Registration for the marathon is us$2/zw$260

To register simply inbox the word "marathon" to the Island Hospice & Healthcare Facebook page and follow the registration prompts.
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


Neill Kenmuir.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Neill in Bulawayo on 1st August.
For many years Neill was the greenkeeper at Hornung Park.
A really great guy and always pleasant and happy and well liked by all who knew him..
May he rest in peace.
Brian and Martie Charsley
Benoni. RSA

Wayne Keyser
We are so sad to have lost yet another integral member of our community. Our heartfelt condolences must go to the Keyser family. Goodbye Wayne, rest peacefully. You will be sorely missed in the agricultural sector. You always went out of your way to assist and your ever-positive attitude never failed to uplift when we were down. From all at Rocklands Farm.

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

8) Bulawayo News


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



CBD (FLAT) - $49 000
City Flat comprising 3 bedrooms, 2 built in cupboards, bathroom and shower, separate toilet, lounge, separate dining room, kitchen, pantry, scullery/laundry, 2 verandas, enclosed garage, venitain blinds in 5 rooms, 2 air conditioners.
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.
MALINDELA - $100 000
Neat single storey dwelling brick under tile comprising lounge, fireplace, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, veranda, garage, double carport, domestic quarters, toolshed, 2 sides walled, 2 sided fenced and gated. Stand size: 1534m
SUBURBS - $130 000
Brick under tile house with potential comprising lounge, fireplace, 4 bedrooms, bic's, main ensuite, family bathroom, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, double garage, domestic quarters, borehole, swimming pool (empty), walled and gated. Stand size: 1483m
SUBURBS - $195 000
Neatly built home in a quiet and leafy suburb, perfectly positioned near the main road comes with commercial rights, a spacious family home in neat condition comprising lounge with fireplace, dining room, study, 3 bedrooms, 2 main ensuite, fitted kitchen with extractor fan, scullery, laundry, double lock up garage, triple carport, work shop, double domestic quarters, working borehole and swimming pool, gazebo, walled and gated sitting on 1586m
Massive magnificent double storey property sitting on 2 acres of land built under thatch comprising lounge downstairs, TV lounge, lounge upstairs, dining room, study, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, mes, family bathroom, fitted kitchen, 2 verandas, double carport, double d/q, 3 storerooms, borehole, swimming pool, gazebo, walled and gated.
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 74581/3 (landline), +263 773 366 207, email kelvin@rodor.co.zw or visit us on Property Book (Rodor Properties (Pvt) Ltd)

We are registered with the VALUERS COUNCIL OF ZIMBABWE, and offer a complete and efficient service of Property Valuation for any purpose.
For Valuations, phone (029) 74581/3 (landline), +263 772238431, or email bryan@rodor.co.zw or sales@rodor.co.zw

Our Property Management staff take pride in maintaining a personal relationship with owners and tenants alike, in order to manage properties in our care efficiently and professionally, to safeguard the investment. At present we have the following property available:
Sauerstown: 1 bedroom, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet - US$300. 1st August 2021
CBD Flat: Bachelor flat - US$300. 1st August 2021
Woodville - 3 bedroomed house on 1.5 ha. Walled and gated. 1st August 2021
For information on properties available for renting, or if you wish to place your property on our letting list, you are invited to contact us on (029) 74581/3 (landline), resrents@rodor.co.zw or rentals@rodor.co.zw
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


A vacancy for a cattle assistant has risen on a small intensive cattle stud.

Ability to handle labour and computer literacy essential.

Please email application and CV to


A vacancy for a CATTLE SECTION ASSISTANT has arisen on a small intensive cattle stud.
Ability to handle labour and computer literacy essential
Please email applications and CV to


A Gentleman with a Class 2 licence, Auto Electrical experience and of sober habits, seeks a position as a Driver (without defensive driving). Available to start work immediately. Tel or whatsapp 0778684134.


Vibrant and enthusiastic young man with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Finance, has experience as an Accountant, Distribution Manager, internal auditor, and is proficient in Pastel and Arch Retail Seeking employment in the accounting field under the following positions: bookkeeper, accountant, distribution and warehouse manager. Contact 0775723481

Vacancy - A registered retirement home with a frail care facility in Masvingo is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Sister in Charge. The candidate must be a registered SRN and they will be responsible for all the medical needs and general well- being of both the frail care and other cottage residents.
Accommodation (a cottage on the property), and meals (during duty hours) are included in the re numeration package.yees is 65, so only applicants under this age will be considered for the post and over 50 years old. Experience dealing with the aged is a must.
Please send your CV to email address; masvingoedwards@gmail.com


A rapidly growing mining company seeks a dynamic, suitably qualified and experienced personnel to fill the following positions:

Managing all accounting transactions, preparing budget costs, and complying with financial policies and regulations.

The ideal person must have:
- A degree in Accounting / Finance. Additional certification is a plus.
- At least 5years experience, in a mining environment.
- Hands-on experience in Pastel.
- Strong attention to detail and good analytical skills.

The position demands an individual that:
- Is firm on implementing & maintaining controls
- Is able to meet deadlines, work under pressure
- Is able to communicate at all levels.
- Has working knowledge of Pastel, and VAT returns
- Has knowledge of Ledger reconciliations, Creditors and Debtors reconciliations.

Assist in preparing budget costs, maintain accounting documents and records, and use Pastel to process accounts payable and receivable.

The ideal person must:
- Have a degree in Accounting.
- Have at least 2 years' experience in a mining environment.
- Have hands-on experience in Pastel.
- Be firm on implementing & maintaining controls
- Be able to meet deadlines.
- Have working knowledge of Pastel.
- Have knowledge of Vat returns.
- Have knowledge of Ledger reconciliations.
- Have knowledge of Creditors and Debtors reconciliations

Oversee gold mining and processing operations on a day to day basis. Manage staff costs, responsible for safety, health and environmental issues at the mine.
The ideal person must:
- Be a holder of a Full Blasting Licence.
- MUST have extensive knowledge of stamp mills.
- MUST have at least 5-10 years in the mining industry working at managerial position inclusive of extraction and processing experience.
- MUST be conversant with the basic Mining (Management and Safety) Regulations and Environmental Laws of Zimbabwe

The position demands an individual that is:
- Able to communicate effectively at all levels from staff to sub-contractors.
- Able to effectively assign labour to achieve results.
- Able to manage Industrial Relations and implementation of the code of conduct for all employees
- Firm on implementing & maintaining controls
- Able to meet deadlines, and to work under pressure.
Develop, fabricate and maintain equipment on a mining site.

- 5 O'Levels
- National certificate in fabrication engineering
- At least 3 years in the mining industry working with Stamp mills, mine shafts and CIP plants.
- Mine trained artisan is an added advantage.

Assemble, repair and maintain stamp mills and pumps.

- 5 'O' Levels
- Class 2 trade tested - Fitting and Turning
- Extensive knowledge of stamp mills a MUST.
- At least 3 years in the mining industry working with Stamp mills, mine shafts and CIP plants.

Provide electrical services and support.

- Class 2 trade tested in Electrical power engineering.
- 2-3 years' experience in the mining industry working with Stamp mills, mine shafts and CIP Plants.
- Capable of working under minimum supervision.

Purchase goods, materials, and services in line with specified cost, quality and delivery targets.
The ideal person must have:
- A degree in Purchasing / Procurement or Supply Chain Management.
- 5 years mining related buyer experience. Must have a strong technical knowledge of mining and related equipment.
- Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Must be able to formulate, interpret quotations, purchase orders and procurement spreadsheets
- Excellent knowledge of MS Office. Working Knowledge of purchasing software is an advantage
- Must be reliable with a high level of integrity.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work, and to respond to changing circumstances and demands

Applications should be send to 'The Advertiser' 74 Bon Accord, Westondale, Bulawayo, by no later than Thursday 1 July 2021.




Lady aged 37 looking for office work with more than 9 years experience with a clean class 4 drivers licence. Please app or call on 0717207576


Mature lady seeks employment as a house-keeper/child-minder. Has 8 years experience. Well spoken, friendly and hardworking. Previous employers leaving the country. Please contact 0778 074 127 or 0716 528 997


Mature, well spoken, hard working lady seeks employment as a house-keeper. Able to do all the house cleaning, laundry and taking care of the children. Live out preferred. Please contact 0774 776 360 or 714 565 086


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

21) Services


I have purchased them for my employees.

All colours $17 app or call 0777335793.


Soraya Carvalho: Farm Fresh Yoghurt and Cheese for sale

Plain yoghurt USD2.00
Blueberry SWIRL Yoghurt USD2.50
Apple Vanilla yoghurt USD2.50
Choc Chip Caramel yoghurt USD3.00
Golden Spice yoghurt USD2.50

Cream Cheese 500grm US= D3.00
Garlic Cream Cheese 500grm USD3.00
Chives Cream Cheese 500 grm USD3.00
Black Pepper Cream Cheese 500 grms USD3.00

Ricotta Cheese 500grms USD2.50

Contact The Glen Farm Fresh Produce on 0778691097.
Soraya Carvalho:


To our valued customers
We work everyday tirelessly
Stay safe and be protected from LP gas

protection is better than cure*

Get your gas stoves and tanks fixed to avoid danger at a maximum level
we don't just sell gas but we also protect you

For more enlightenment
about precautions of LP gas

just contact
@Nobilty 0774534948 or app 0773243100


For all you domestic and industrial repairs and renovations: - carpentry, partitioning, ceilings, fascia boards, trusses, structural timber, roofing, floors, sanding, floor tiling, guttering, building, painting, welding, plumbing, electrical work plus much more.

We also treat and replace all termite damaged floor-timber underneath all hollow tongue and grooved floors. We also repair broken durawalls and build new ones.

Please contact us by telephone or send us a whatsapp message for a reasonable cost.
Landline: +263 292 226473
Mobile: +263 772 312 320
Mobile: +263 772 322 181


Situated at Macdonald Club in fourth Avenue Suburbs, behind the well known 'Sculpt Gym', Lavender has a cosy, beautifully appointed salon to cater for all your beauty requirements.

pedicures and manicures

Your total body beauty starts here.

Telephone/whatsapp 077 590 1464

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

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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