Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 945 - 22/9/2021

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

Pumpkin Time

The ubiquitous pumpkin has taken on a new meaning in the last few weeks prior to Halloween in the USA. Halloween is not a big thing in Africa but it is becoming a spectacular experience in the States.

Halloween, known as the "Nightmare before Christmas" by some is another excellent money spinner along with Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, Christmas, Superbowl Day , 4th of July and all the other holidays in the USA.

Behind the name... Halloween, or the Hallow E'en as they call it in Ireland , means All Hallows Eve, or the night before the 'All Hallows', also called 'All Hallowmas', or 'All Saints', or 'All Souls' Day, observed on November 1 but Halloween is celebrated on October 31. On October 31st after the crops were all harvested and stored for the long winter the cooking fires in the homes would be extinguished. The Druids, the Celtic priests, would meet in the hilltop in the dark oak forest (oak trees were considered sacred). The Druids would light new fires and offer sacrifices of crops and animals. As they danced around the the fires, the season of the sun passed and the season of darkness would begin.

When the morning arrived the Druids would give an ember from their fires to each family who would then take them home to start new cooking fires. These fires would keep the homes warm and free from evil spirits.

The Halloween we celebrate today includes all of these influences, Pomona Day's apples, nuts, and harvest, the Festival of Samhain's black cats, magic, evil spirits and death, and the ghosts, skeletons and skulls from All Saint's Day and All Soul's Day.

Spooky, kooky, creepy, and fun! Halloween is the time of Ghosts, Goblins, Gravestones and Graveyards. Of Spooks and Spirits and silly-fun tricks. Of Witches and Warlocks and Scary Black Cats. And Candy Corn, Jelly Apples, Pumpkins and Bats.

Pumpkin carving is a popular part of modern America's Halloween celebration. Come October, pumpkins can be found everywhere in the country from doorsteps to dinner tables. Despite the widespread carving that goes on in this country every autumn, few Americans really know why or when the jack o'lantern tradition began.

And the shops just love Halloween...cos they make plenty of money out of the festival trust me.

The shops are filled with Halloween regalia, everything from chocolates to clothing is suddenly orange and black. Paraphernalia for homes and gardens are on sale everywhere. Restaurants, shops, homes and gardens are decorated with cobwebs, witches, skeletons, black cats, ghosts and of course pumpkins !!

Carved pumpkins with glowing friendly eyes, plastic pumpkins, real pumpkins, scarecrows and ghouls. Halloween speciality shops open just for the Halloween season, haunted houses of horror open their doors to terror loving folk just for a couple of weeks at the end of October.

Its fun for the little ones though because they go "trick or treating" on Halloween eve, they all dress up in fancy dress, ghosts, witches, aliens, and fairies, and with their plastic pumpkin buckets, quite safely go from door to door where benign moms and dads spread largesse amongst the little Trick or Treaters.

Our favourite Halloween in Bulawayo was when we took two vans of little people, all dressed in their halloween costumes, to visit several haunted houses. The Neighbours really played their part well, houses were darkened with creepy bats and howling wolves, the daddy of the house met us at the door carrying a lantern, wearing a giant sheet from under which pumped his glowing red heart. Each neighbour played their part and added to the excitement of the night, tricks and treats were offered and accepted, and we wet from house to house, where the last house, the wind was howling, the parents were dressed very spookily and as a treat the kiddies were permitted to push the headmaster vampire into the pool!!

I wonder how Halloween is celebrated in Sweden


BERNARD JACK is seeking a copy of the book 'Famous Rhodesian Trials' if anyone has a spare copy

I've read the very interesting story about Aiden Diggeden which was written by Tererai Mafukidze I've always been fascinated by Diggeden I would like to obtain a copy of the book Tererai references to if he or anyone else has a spare copy for sale thank you.


2) Notices and Events

Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk
The Academy is open for lessons but it will be closed on Thursday 23 September. The office is open 8.30 - 4.30 Monday to Friday and full details of lessons, fees, etc. can be obtained from there:
Tel: 60684 / 67197 - E-mail: zam@gatorzw.co.uk
There will be no DVD showings in the week beginning Monday 20 September.
The Note will be open during the interval on Thursdays and Fridays. Please place orders in advance so that they can be ready as the interval begins. Further details from adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com or phone 0774 004 449 or 0771 048 995.
Advance notice that Theo Bross (cello) and Maxime Zecchini (piano) will return for a concert on Tuesday 19 October.

The third series of 'Line of Duty' follows AC12 as they make an investigation into the actions of Sergeant Danny Waldron and his squad of officers who were deployed to take Ronan Murphy into custody. Murphy bails out of his car and Danny chases him on foot to a dead end in a housing estate where he seemingly shoots him in cold blood. As the investigation unfolds, AC12 discover that it intertwines with that of The Caddy and Tommy Hunter...
- Unbeatable, utterly unpredictable viewing. [The Telegraph]
- Each episode ramped up the tension with surprises galore. [Digital Spy]
- Explosive. [Daily Mirror]
Admission: US$2.00 / US$5.00 for the series [free to Film Members]

Perhaps Donizetti's best-known opera, 'Lucia di Lammermoor' is based on 'The Bride of Lammermoor' by Sir Walter Scott who was born 250 years ago on 15 August 1771. Anna Netrebko plays Donizetti's hapless heroine in this 2009 Met production by Mary Zimmerman that updates the events to the 19th century, and Piotr Becza a, then a rising young sensation, now established as one of the world's leading tenors, is Edgardo.
- Netrebko shaped the arching phrases with rich sound and lyrical suppleness.. her earthy, subdued expressivity had me thinking of Callas. [New York Post]
- I've seen dozens of Lucias... The present performance was superior to all others because it was a total theatrical experience. All the cast was involved in the drama, and drama it was [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

The Waldbuhne in Berlin, one of the most appealing outdoor amphitheatres on the European continent, is the home of the Berlin Philharmonic's summer concerts where there are often over 20.000 in attendance. In this 2005 concert Simon Rattle and the orchestra are joined for a French Night by the French-born Labeque sisters who are known not only for the seamlessness of their playing, but also for their superlative musicianship. They play Poulenc's Two-Piano Concerto and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals in a programme that also includes such popular favourites as Berlioz's Overture Carnaval Romain, Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune; Dukas's The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Ravel's Bolero.
- Rattle is clearly on top form and brings an enquiring mind to bear on each individual item but without ever losing spontaneity. [AllMusic]
- Performances are terrific, photography excellent, the stereo audio totally satisfying. This was a great night in Germany's famous outdoor theatre. Don' t miss it! [classicalcdreview.com]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]

The programme will include music by Bach, Debussy, Elgar, Faure, Kreisler, Piazolla, Saint-Saens, Schumann and more. All tickets: $5.00.
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


In Loving Memory of Hilda Beatrice (Bea) Pritchard.

Bea passed away peacefully in Duncan, with her family by her side on 14 September 2021 at the age of 99. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Bea was born in Toronto in 1921and left Canada soon after the war to move to Rhodesia where she married her beloved Beetle and raised four children.
Bea will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Katherine, her sons Peter, (Randi) John (Jeannie) and Simon (Karen), her 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

email Jeannie Pritchard jacety2011@gmail.com

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

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


MALINDELA - $95,000
Stones throw from Mater Dei, close to shopping centre. This property is in immaculate condition, and comprises: Brick under tile, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, combined lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, lock - up garage, walled with sliding gate. Stand size: 1309m
BARHAM GREEN - $45,000
Lounge, combined fitted kitchen/dining room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, walled, fenced and gated
KUMALO - $275 000
Magnificent double storey property, with class and elegance, it's a must see.
KUMALO - $185 000
Neat single storey - home Brick under tile, comprising lounge dining room, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, bathroom, fitted kitchen with hob and oven, veranda, double lock - up carport, double servants quarters, working borehole, walled and gated.
Neatly built home of, brick - under - tile, 4 bedrooms, main ensuite, separate bathroom, separate toilet, lounge, fireplace, dining room, bar, fitted kitchen, garage for 4 cars, carport for 9 vehicles, three roomed - domestic quarters, walled and gated.
KUMALO - $250 000
Well maintained property, comprising 3 bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, 2 lounges, dining room, breakfast nook, fitted kitchen, double lock - up garage, working borehole, solar geyser, walled, electric fenced and gated
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 2 acre stands $30 000
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 5 acre stands $50 000

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 will be happy to assist you in securing suitable tenants for your property, and managing it thereafter. At present we have:

Newton West - 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen. US$400 for 1st October 2021.
Sauerstown: 3 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, separate bathroom and toilet - US$400 for immediate occupation.

Donnington - double storey - factory/offices/good parking area situated on 6000m of land.
Must be seen to be appreciated - US$4,500 negotable - available 1st October
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 64 looking for part time domestic work. 3- 4 days a week.
I am a good cook and can manage all household duties.
I worked for 30 years for my previous employer who left the country.
References available.

Contact details. Opah +263 77277 6081

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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