Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 942 - 2/9/2021

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

The Joys of Weeding.

Most mothers instil in their daughters a love for cooking, or for sewing a fine seam, embroidery perhaps, reading maybe. Well my Mom was different, bless her heart, she showed me the joy of weeding !
Yes, you heard right ...weeding... you know ..... those weeds in the garden.
Mom would sit for hours on the lawn extricating those minute invasive blue weeds, with a screwdriver to make sure she got the whole root.
Or she would stand, stiff legged, bent at the waist, pulling dandelions or khaki weed, or whatever delectable little monster caught her eagle eye.

Weeding is probably the most euphoric of all tasks, so satisfying, so rewarding... try it... of course one must always get the whole root, thats the name of the game !!
Those horrid paper thorn weeds, before the thorns grow of course, have that deliciously long tap root that can be eased out of the ground so delightfully that one can even get shivers down the spine !! Those tap roots can get to be a foot long, one has the sensation that a dentist gets possibly when extracting a tooth !!

A broken root of course is a sin, cos that little nasty weed will rear its ugly head again before you can blink.
The best time to weed is right after the rain when the ground is soft and the earth smells rich and inviting. A screwdriver is your best weeding tool, (I have to to hide the fact from HeHoo Must Be Obeyed Instantly, that I am using his screwdrivers to weed !!)

My gardener knows to leave my weeds alone !! He knows to leave them to me and sometimes if I am too busy during the rainy season to get into the garden, I can find weeds that come up to my kneecaps standing tall and arrogant just waiting to be plucked !!
Of course weeding in Sweden is equally as pleasurable.
Always green, always verdant in the summer but the probablility is, and I quote

'Summer is considered the most precious and beautiful week in Sweden' !!

Weeding is possible only in that small glorious window of summer, and the weeds, trust me 'make hay while the sun shines!!' There are some interesting fellows here, but no visit to the plant shop will help for weed killer, as the Swedes are very particular about having no nasty pesticides allowed!!
The best thing to do is to mow the darn things and then wait for the snow to cover them!! However not all Swedes do this, many lawns here will rival any bowling green!!

Summer in Sweden is heavenly, most people take full advantage of the sunshine and every patio, every porch is festooned in glorious colour. The wild flowers are abundant and the verges are seldom mowed as they present a fabulous show. The trees too have an abundance of blossom, and the hedges are full of edible berries. Swedes love to take advantage of the natural forest gifts and a lot of care is taken to make sure one plans a family outing to harvest the plentiful blackberries, lingonberries and also the wild edible mushrooms or Kantarella.

Cheers, this weed's for you Mom !!


'Summer is considered the most precious and beautiful week in Sweden' !!!

Smile of victory!, smile of a Champion!

Huge congratulations to Scott Vincent for winning the Japanese Open Golf tournament! We continue to follow your exciting journey and cheer you on!

Zimbabwe Open Golf
Sports and Recreation Commission Zimbabwe
Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation

2) Notices and Events

Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk
The Academy is open for lessons with immediate effect and its new term will begin on Monday 6 September. The office is open 8.30 - 4.30 Monday to Friday and more details are available can be obtained from there:
Tel: 60684 / 67197 - E-mail: zam@gatorzw.co.uk
DVD showings will resume as soon as the curfew is extended to 10.00 p.m. and gatherings are again permitted.
The Note is open in line with the current rules for restaurants and also makes deliveries. 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


Rest peacefully Bipin Naran condolences go out to all the family at this sad time

Bipin Naran

I am eternally grateful for the limited time I got to know you. You taught me so much, and I feel I had so much more to learn from you. You had a huge impact on my life along with so many others. You have left a huge footprint on my heart.
Rest well my friend... I will miss you


Brian Fraser

His valuable contribution to Hockey in Bulawayo will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences to Glynnis and the rest of the family.

Gilbert Mzenzi Mabasa

Principal of Bulawayo Polytechnic, a much esteemed man, died in Bulawayo this week.

Shirley Carbutt

We are heartbroken to hear that Shirley Carbutt has passed away. She was one of the nicest ladies we had the privilege of knowing. Full of fun and laughter.
We send all our love and hugs to Gof and family at this very sad time.
'When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know'
Love from Sue and Dick Durand

Shirley Cabutt

Dearly loved wife of Gof, mother of Stacey and Adrian, grandmother to her precious brood. Such a fighter, such a remarkable woman, formerly of Turk Mine farming area. Her indomitable spirt will remain with us all for a long time.

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

8) Bulawayo News

"Veteran Africa watcher, Christopher R Hill, has published his memoirs under the title 'Looking In: some observations". He is giving to charity the profits of both the hard cover and Kindle editions.
After a varied early career Hill took to teaching in 1965. His first university job was teaching Government at UCRN, now the University of Zimbabwe. He was there for UDI in 1965, but lasted only a year before being imprisoned and deported. He has an enlightening chapter on his year in Zimbabwe.
The University of York took him on for a year to teach Politics, and he stayed for twenty-seven years, during which he founded the University's Centre for Southern African Studies.
Hill has been close to the political action in Britain and Southern Africa and his book is full of insight".

Christopher Hill
PS The hard cover edition is best obtained by emailing me. I hope, but do not know, that the Kindle edition will be available in Zimbabwe.



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

Good day to you my name is Nigel I'm looking for a 2 bedroom cottage my contact is 0772255696 or 0713989691.



KUMALO - $275 000
Magnificent double-storey property, with class and elegance, it's a 'must-see', and realistically priced.
KUMALO - $185 000
Neat single storey home brick under tile comprising lounge with fire place, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bic's, main ensuite, bathroom, fitted kitchen with hob and oven, veranda, (double) lock up carport, double servants quarters, working borehole, walled and gated.
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, comprising lounge with fireplace, dining room, study, 3 bedrooms, two main ensuite bathrooms, 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 on 1586m
KUMALO - $296 000
Brick under tile, double-storey house comprising lounge, 2 fireplaces, dining room, study, 3 bedrooms, 3 bic's, mes, 2 separate bathrooms, separate toilet, fitted kitchen, pantry, laundry, double lock-up garage, 4 domestic quarters, borehole (working), games room, functional swimming pool, walled and gated.
FORTUNES GATE - $750 000
Massive, double-storey home, brick under tile, comprising 4 bedrooms (bic's), main ensuite (bath, shower + toilet), family bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, TV lounge, dining room, bar, fitted kitchen, pantry, laundry, veranda, garage for 5 vehicles, carport for 4 vehicles, double domestic quarters, workshop, storeroom, swimming pool. Walled and gated, 2 solar geysers, two adjoining flatlets: lounge, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. Separate cottage with bathroom/shower, bedroom, veranda, lounge, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, pantry, dining room. Orchard, water reservoir, jojo tank, bar by pool, with fireplace, entertainment room for braai, change room. Stand size: 4000m
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 Managegers will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter. At present we have:

Woodville - 3 bedroom house on 1,5 ha with a Jojo tank. US$500 - for immediate occupation.
Burnside - 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, walled and gated -US$600 available 1 September 2021
Bradfield - semi - detached, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, walled and gated US$400- available - Immediate

Sauerstown: 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet - US$450, for immediate occupation.
CBD Flat - 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet - US$500 Available 1st December 2021.
Ascot Flat: Bachelor flat for US$350 available - 1st October 2021.

CBD Office, with reception, 2 offices, separate bathroom and toilet, kitchen, balcony available for 1st September 2021 - US$600
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

Employment required.

I am a 28 year old single mom..
I need a job, in a shop, or secretarial, I have experience working in an events company.

I am hardworking, able to work with a team, I find it easy to learn and adapt to new ideas.

My phone number is 0779028746


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

As a very recent returning Zimbo I did find recycling bins:
Plastic and glass at Ascot

Plastic and tins behind Zonkie Izizwe (further along that the Value Gas).

The SPCA request paper for their kennels.

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


We are specialists in the following business consultancy Services:

Shelf companies
Own Name Company Registrations
Private Business Corporations (PBCs)
Tax Clearances, Tax Returns , QPDs,Tax Planning and VAT Registrations
Year- end Financial Statements
Bookkeeping and Accounting Services
Annual Returns, CR14 (Change of Directors)
Share Capital Redenomination to US$
Trading licenses e.g. shop LICENCES , security companies , liquor etc
Payroll Preparation
Project Proposals and Cash flows
Moneylending shelf companies and license applications
Vendor number and State Procurement Board Registrations.
NSSA, Zimdef, Nec Registration
Applications for Import licences/permits
South African Company Registrations including BEE Certification and Tax Registration
Botswana Company Registration
Processing of Import permits/licences.
Business Brokering Services - Are you buying or selling a business We link business buyers with sellers and vice versa. We also link business people looks for joint ventures/partnerships and equity finance-

We also sell memory cards and Flash drives - GOTTA BRAND - WHOLESALE AND RETAIL PRICES. Sizes 8 gig , 16 gig , 32 gig.

Tel: 0716 297 206 Cell: 263772850705
Email: finelist@iwayafrica.co.zw:
Website: www.finelistinvest.com


I have purchased them for my employees.

All colours $17 app or call 0777335793.

He also makes very pretty uniforms for female domestic employees.


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
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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