Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 949 - 20/10/2021

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

Following The Mother of Nations!

It's quite a task to keep up with Iris Mhlanga, she is a tall statuesque woman, but she moves with the gait of a feather when the needs of the Community are involved.
Today a call to assist a family whose house has burnt down, tomorrow a message to garner help for ten children and their grandmother, sheltering together in an abandoned outhouse in the middle of an overgrown field....there is so much need but Iris is unflappable!! Calls are fielded daily and no one is turned away.

Her evening blog instantly solves her immediate crises as well wishers come forth with food, clothing and assistance.

And then there is her usual work week, including numerous soup kitchens throughout Bulawayo, requiring mountains of produce to feed hundreds of needy children.

Today we visited the Mustard Seed Community Orphanage in Woodville, where there are over 30 children from tiny abandoned babies, to wee orphans, and dozens of children with special needs.

Mustard Seed Communities worldwide work quietly and steadfastly
'caring for the most vulnerable'.

The home in Woodville, Bulawayo is incredible, trying hard to become self sustainable with produce. In the complex are four lovely homes where warm family units are provided for the children under its shelter. They also have a training facility for both male and female aspirant nuns and priests plus a beautiful Rosary Garden and a Grotto which reflects perfectly the peace and tranquility of the institution.

The daily feeding scheme was underway, 130 children have been identified in this area alone. Masks are obligatory, sanitation paramount, registration is necessary, but often these generous hearted ladies will turn a blind eye to those in genuine need, even if unregistered.

Neat lines of tiny folk queue patiently for their daily meal which today is a delicious meat, pap, beans and vegetables stew, plus a pint of nutritious mahewu, a healthy millet drink.

How can you help

Virtually Adopt a Child - $50 per term or RTGS equivalent)
(three terms in a year)
which covers school fees and uniforms.

Local donations RTGS
Nozizwe Mother of Nations
Trust NMB Bank
Bulawayo Branch
Account 210708472

External Donations
They use world Remit and Western Union for international Donations. In the name of Iris Zemza Nozizwe Mhlanga. 29 Duxbury Ave Bradfield Bulawayo (ID 08 705502 B08) .

Nozizwe needs ice cream cartons or plastic containers for the feeding scheme, buckets, large pots and pans, clothing, vegetables, meat, beans, plus the Christmas season is coming so donations of rice, sweets, biscuits, juice, anything festive, would be appreciated.

Drop off point 29 Duxbury Avenue, Bradfiled, the road directly behind the shopping centre

Please have a look at the photos on
The Official Morning Mirror Facebook Group


Caring for the Most Vulnerable.

An unused shipping container is needed urgently for the storage of goods and utensils for a daily children's feeding programme in Bulawayo.

Can you possibly help
Perhaps some kind soul would even contemplate manufacturing one that is portable....

Please email magskriel@mac.com

My son, MICHAEL VAN ROOYEN, (37) is bedridden with Multiple Sclerosis for 6 years, and is moving to Silethemba Nursing Home on 1st November. His stay there is taken care of, at a cost of USD300.

The monthly medical consumables is where I am looking for assistance please - either in ECOCASH to +263 771 510 796 or in provision of the following:-
6 x 10 MEDIUM pull-up pants or diapers ZWL+/- 1500.00 each
2 boxes latex gloves +/- ZWL1000 each
2 x 500g cotton wool +/- ZWL2000 each
If you should wish to drop off these items with the Guard of Coronation Cottages, he will call Denise to collect on my behalf until I return from work, please feel free to do so.
Warm Regards,
Hilda van Rooyen

2) Notices and Events

Tel: 60684 / 67195 E-mail: mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk
The Academy 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
The Note is open throughout the week and remains open until 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.

An evening of nostalgia with a film first released as long ago as 1957! A young man, Vince Everett (Elvis Presley), is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman. In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton, hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden, a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.
- Even if the plot is thin, the characterizations are solid, and the music is some of Elvis's best. [Movie Metropolis]
- Presley's best film captures the legend in all his nostril-flaring, pre-army glory. [Maltin's Movie Guide]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]

Sir Malcolm Arnold was born a hundred years ago on 21 October 1921. 'Toward the Unknown Region: Malcolm Arnold - a Story of Survival' is a documentary celebrating one of Britain's most underestimated and yet most popular composers, who wrote scores to altogether 132 films including 'Whistle Down the Wind', 'Hobson's Choice' and the Oscar-winning 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'. He also composed nine, symphonies, more than twenty concertos, seven ballets, operas and much else, over 500 works in all. The film features interviews with family and friends including Richard Attenborough, John Amis, Susanna Walton and Hayley Mills and there are many extracts from his works. Nor does the film shirk the darker side of Arnold's life full of complications caused by heavy drinking and mental illness.
- Tony Palmer has created a film that I have no doubt will attain legendary status not only amongst Arnold fans but in the wider musical world also. You simply cannot afford to miss it. [MusicWeb International]
- The film captures the brilliance, joy, sadness and bitterness of his life and the extraordinary range of his work very well. [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet members]

Insurance investigator Virginia - Gin - Baker (Catherine Zeta-Jones), looking into a stolen Rembrandt painting, suspects that accomplished thief Robert - Mac - MacDougal (Sean Connery) is responsible. She decides to go undercover and help Mac steal an ancient artefact. When a suspicious Mac confronts Gin about her real intentions, she claims that she is, in fact, a thief and that the insurance job is a cover. To prove it, she proposes a new target that could net them $8 billion.
- Connery and Zeta-Jones not only look great together, they work well together, too. [New York Magazine]
- Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery in a brilliantly scripted action-packed novel adventure - blimey, what more could one ask ... [Amazon]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]

Hunter's Bride is a film opera based on the romantic opera Der Freischutz by Carl Maria von Weber which was first performed two hundred years ago on 18 June 1821 - the lockdown deprived us of the exact date!
The title Hunter's Bride was Weber's first choice but the opera promoter decided that the almost untranslatable Freischutz would have more box-office appeal and indicate the supernatural elements in the story - a 'freeshooter' in German folklore is a marksman who, by a contract with the devil, has obtained a certain number of bullets destined to hit their target. Max and Kaspar, both soldiers in the army of Saxony, are camped near the estate of the forest master Kuno, whose daughter Agathe is the object of both men's love. In order to win Agathe, Max is prepared to use magic and encounters evil forces which nearly destroy him.
The film was shot in the Dresden area and is notable for the romantic beauty of settings from the bucolic Saxon countryside to the frighteningly bleak Wolf's Glen scene.
- This is quite simply one of the best modern visual representations of any opera that has come my way for some considerable time. One of the Recordings of the Year. [MusicWeb International]
- Opera is old-fashioned No way! Hunter's Bride proves that the opera content qualifies for the cinematic interpretation on the big screen. The experiment of 'opera for the cinema 'does not often happen to be this good. [Fono Forum]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Red Carpet Members]
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


So thrilled to advise that covid stats are right down in Bulawayo.
Thank you God.

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


KILLARNEY - $85,000
BUT, lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, fitted kitchen, veranda, domestic quarters, fenced, walled and gated on 4747m
Four bedroomed home with 2 bathrooms, (close to Hillside shopping Centre), Cottage: 2 Bedrooms, kitchen, dining room/lounge, toilet/shower. Very good water area. This property is walled with an electric sliding steel gate, on 2578m
MALINDELA - $95,000
Ideally situated, close to Mater Dei hospital, and Shopping Centres. This property comprises: Brick under tile, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, combined lounge/dining room, fitted kitchen, lock - up garage, walled with sliding gate. Stand size: 1309m
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.
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 2 acre stands $30 000
KENSINGTON- Undeveloped 5 acre stands $50 000

CBD - $35,000
Lounge, bedroom, bathroom and toilet, kitchen.
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) 224581/3 (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$350 - Immediate occupation
Hillside - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, lock - up garage, walled & gated - US$500 - 1st December.
Nketa 8 - 3 Bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, toilet and bathroom, walled & gated - US$300 - 1 st December

CBD: 2 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, lounge, bathroom and balcony. US$450 negotable- 1st December
CBD: 2 Bedrooms, fitted kitchen, bathroom and shower, separate toilet - US$500 - 1st December

Donnington - double storey - factory/offices/good parking area situated on 6000m of land.
Must be seen to be appreciated - US$4,500 negotable - available - 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) 2274581/3 (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


I'm looking for a full time helper 30 - 50years of age must be able to clean, do laundry and other household duties, full time and must be willing to live on the premises.
Contact me on 0772838289

21) Services

Great service from Nyasha Plumbing Services.

Telephone 0773485801


We supply a range of products:

- Board, Card & Dice Games

- Tech such as Money Counters, Flash Drives, ADSL Modems, etc

- Office and School Stationery (including A4 bond paper @ $4 a ream)

- A few basic PPE items such as Face Masks & 100ml Hand Sanitizers.

Contact CYBER-TRONIX CORPORATION on 08644 294 548 or 0719 684 870.

Corporate enquiries can be emailed to cybertronixcorporation@gmail.com

Our shop is located at Suite 208 Garden Court, corner 14th & R. Mugabe
Way (2nd Floor above Chair Crazy).

Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-5pm & Saturday 8am-12noon.

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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