Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 939 - 11/8/2021

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


My friend Rosemarie says one must always try and look for the good in everything and everyone, and one of the good things about Zimbabwe is that the loos are consistent.

You know what I mean... consistently awful.... but.. at least they are consistent !!
I mean one knows never to expect loo paper, one knows they will always be consistently ghastly, consistently unclean, absolutely guaranteed not to have any loo paper, very seldom even boasting a loo seat, and always difficult to access.
One knows that one must always find a key to enter which is always a joke, cos if they are special enough to be locked at all times, and difficult to enter, they should at least be remotely clean.
But as I said, at least they are consistent, one expects nothing from a Zimbabwe loo.
In fact one avoids a Zimbabwe loo at all costs, one would rather drive hundreds of kilometers to get home to avoid a Zimbabwe loo, or to drive for miles and miles find a layby which is not inhabited by curio sellers, vegetable sellers, cattle or donkeys, to avoid a loo.

So when a girl travels to greener climes, she looks forward with great anticipation to the wonders of a non Zimbabwean loo. One fantasizes about the fragrant lavender smell, the sparkling clean floor tiles, the soft double quilted loo paper, one even gets vaguely excited about the fact that there will definitely be a loo seat, possibly even those nice soft tissue disposable loo seat covers.
In addition there is the ever-so-sanitary flushing system which precludes one from ever having to touch nasty germ ridden items which are no doubt teeming with first world germs, (if there is such a ting).
Items like the loos which flush automatically, sensing somehow mysteriously when one has completed ones transaction.
These are a bit frightening to first timers however as they scare you out of your wits, thinking that either there is an alien in the cubicle with you, or that you are about to be sucked down into a lavatorial vortex, kicking and screaming never to be seen again until the sewers pump out into the Atlantic Ocean or wherever sewers go these days.
Just as satisfyingly hygienic are the basin taps that turn on also by sensor. One just has to wave one's hand under the faucet and lo and behold, soft, warm clean water runs out as if by magic, they also turn off by magic after one has rinsed ones hands in the prescribed amount of time.
No wonder they all have asthma and eczema in the First World, they are never exposed to a single germ, hapless piece of bacteria, slight hint of dirt which do so well to build ones immune system.
And of course there are the clean paper towels in every loo worldwide except in Africa, and somehow First Worlders by some strange quirk of human nature, always throw their rubbish into a well placed bin instead of onto the floor.
There should also be a hook behind the door of the stainless steel cubicle, upon which one can hang ones coat and handbag. All the pampered niceties with which one associates life in civilisation.
And so, with much excitement, I sallied forth during my recent trip to Stockholm, to visit Little She Who Must Also be Obeyed, and with a satisfied and expectant gleam in my eye I confidently walked into a Swedish loo or 'toalett as they call it.

Oh bliss, I gleefully hung my bag on the shining stainless steel hook behind the gleaming stainless steel door, (there is never a hook in a Zimbabwe toilet cos someone stole it !!)
I carefully and smugly eased from the dispenser one of those soft germ free , sanitized, toilet tissue loo covers designed to protect ones ample rear from infection of an objectionable nature.
I covered the seat with the tissue and sat down supremely confident, infinitely comfortable, and observed the nice shining floor (germ free), stared at the new fangled appliance that disposes of all sorts of unmentionables, observed the neatly written roster stating (in Swedish of course) that the loo was serviced hourly, noted wit satisfaction that graffiti was nowhere to be seen.
And then horror of horrors, my eyes alighted on the toilet roll holder in which I was confidently assured of finding not one, not two but usually three or four even, rolls of that double, soft quilted, cushioned, scented, sanitized toilet tissue...

My eyes flew frantically around the cubicle, perhaps science had taken giant steps since I was last here, hopefully an aromatic scientific hand would emerge from the toilet bowl and help me out, or possibly ones rear end would be magically rearranged via a first world new fangled invention that I had not noticed during my last visit. But no, oh woe was me, no soft gush of magical mist did I feel, oh no, nothing of that nature, it was just as bad as my last disastrous visit to the Enkledoorn BP Garage !!
Now I am in a total and unseemly dilemma, in a Zimbabwean loo one comes prepared for such an eventuality, one takes ones own tissue in ones pocket, one, in fact never travels without it !! But here I am in the Land of Plenty, the land of LAGOM (not too much but not too little) and I am without loo paper !!
And what is worse is that my handbag where containing my neat sachet of tissues, is smugly sitting on that stainless steel hook on the back of the door, at least two meters away from me across the shining germ free tiled floor !!
It's unfair, it's unjust, it's not the First World I have always know, standards are falling, life is being eroded before my very eyes, blame it on LAGOM to be sure !!


Incredible service from TelOne !
I tried the 'Live Chat' online and received an instant answer to my query!!

Thank you Tel One.

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


Darlene Robinson Booth - one of Zimbabwe treasures. She will be sadly missed.

Ross Fairbairn

In France. Loving thoughts to Peggy, Paul, Adrian and Toni on the passing of a very special man.

Mark James Zurnamer

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Mark Zurnamer on Saturday 7th August 2021, In Johannesburg after his battle with Covid.

Allan and Sue and the staff of Ascot Hardware would like to pass on their condolences to the King family on the passing of John. He gas gone to be with Sadie.
May he rest in peace.


We extend our deepest condolences to Shelly May Goosen, Chris Goosen, Tara, Jaime Ennion, Jackie Randall Goosen on the loss of their beloved Husband and Father Chris Goosen Snr. Words are just not enough at this time, and just know our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad sad time.

Eva Watson

Evangeline 'Eva' to her family but also known as 'Granny Eve', passed away in Bulawayo. Sincere condolences to Bruce, Errol, Marilyn, Rose and Alison.

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.
MALINDELA - $90 000
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
ILANDA - $125,000
Brick under tile, 2 lounges, dining room, study, 3 bedrooms, bic's, main ensuite, family bathroom, fitted kitchen, laundry, lock-up garage, triple carport, working borehole, walled and gated Stand size: 2963m
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
HILLSIDE - $160,000
Brick under tile, lounge with fireplace, sun lounge, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, fitted kitchen with hob and oven, laundry, 4 storerooms, double domestic quarters, fenced, walled and gated on approximately 1 acre.
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

For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 74581/3 (landline), +263 782 799 005, email sales@rodor.co.zw or visit us on Property Book (Rodor Properties (Pvt) Ltd), rodorproperties.co.zw

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 maintain a personal relationship with owners and tenants alike, in order to manage properties in our care efficiently and professionally. At present we have the following properties available:
Sauerstown: 1 bedroom, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet - US$300 - Immediate.
Woodville: 3 bedroom house sitting on 1,5 ha - US$500 - Walled and gated - Immediate.
Hillside: 3 Bedrooms, working borehole, walled and gated -US$450 - Immediate

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


Mature lady with years of experience in Office Admin, Secretarial work, seeking a suitable position.

Clean Class 4 driver's licence.

Available immediately.

Contact Lyn 0775332204


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

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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