Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 962 - 3/2/2022

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 Garden Grapevine

Do you remember those glorious days when the Bulawayo Chronicle was delivered to the house at 6am daily HeeHooMustBeObeyed would sit at the breakfast table and peruse that glorious rag from front to back covers.

Martin Lee would write his column, was it called 'Cabbages and Kings' Michael Bullivant would critique the Bulawayo Theatre shows with his glorious and prodigious use of the English Language. Sandy Robertson, Ross Fairbairn and Geoffrey Nyarota were Editors at different times, that awe inspiring man the late Donald Henderson was a Sub Editor as was Ian Watson. Alistair Symes and Kevin Ricketts were news reporters while Herb Martin, Dave Chalmers, Glen Byrom and Hugh Eley were superb sportswriters. Hewitt Armstrong was managerial and the General Manager's secretary was an extraordinary lady Gladys Dinkie Wilson Chikwehwa always ready to lend a hand.

Of course I am only naming very few of the fabulous men and women who published the Bulawayo Chronicle over many years through thick and thin. The Chronicle is one of the oldest newspapers in Africa and was founded by the Argus Company of South Africa on 12 October 1894. One used to be able to visit the Chronicle Archives and photocopy articles and photos, I wonder if that facility still exists. It was a popular occupation to obtain a photocopy of the newspaper of the date upon which one was born, as a birthday gift....

However no need for a newspaper to be delivered to our house any more, the Garden Grapevine knows it all.

Our beloved gardener spends and inordinate amount of time keeping our verge pristine and consequently know every single thing that happens in Suburbs. Who died, who gave birth, who got robbed, what 'so and so' had for breakfast even!!

Jacaranda season is the most fun in the neighbourhood. Everyone is out on the verge sweeping up the fragrant purple Jacaranda petals, followed by Autumn when the tiny Jacaranda leaves drop in profusion. News spreads like wildfire then, and nothing of consequence is excluded from the loquacious Garden Grapevine.



Nozizwe in conjunction with the Mustard Seed Community have found more tiny mouths to feed. They have increased the number of hungry children by 300 with the establishment of a kitchen at Magobho.

Other scheme include Pumula 370 kiddies, Woodville 130 tiny people (plus 40 at the Mustard Seed Community Home,) Cabatsha 130 , and Ngozi mine 330 deserving little ones.

As far as school fees, Nozizwe's 'Adopt an Orphan' campaign has this term covered only 25 marginalised students out of 123.
A donation of $50.00 or the rtgs equivalent will pay for a term's fees.

email irismhlanga@gmail.com for more details oe WhatsApp +263 77 224 1552.

2) Notices and Events

Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: mailto:zamfriends@gatorzw.co.uk
The Academy office is open 8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Teaching has resumed and fees for the term are US$110.00 and there are now four new teachers to increase the range of instruments on offer. Full details can be obtained from the office, details as above.
As usual, supper will be available before DVD showings - intervals are short and not intended for supper! Orders should be placed in advance.. Further details from adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com - or phone 0774 004 449 / 0771 048 995.

THURSDAY 3 FEBRUARY AT 6.30 P.M. LINE OF DUTY: SERIES 4 - final episodes
In the final episodes of the current series of Line of Duty, DCI Roz Huntley struggles to allay her husband's suspicions whilst AC-12 find a new angle to pursue their case against her.
- The finale was phenomenally exciting. [Daily Mail]
- 'Line of Duty' came to a nail-bitingly exciting end, or rather to three nail-bitingly exciting ends, two of them unforeseeable by even the most imaginative of viewers. [Irish Independent]
Admission: US$2.00 - or $5.00 the series [free to Film Members]

Postponed from the end of last year when it was intended to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Saint-Saens, Samson et Dalila has all the ingredients for popular success. The subject, based on Chapter 16 of the Book of Judges, is well known and lends itself to spectacular presentation, not least in the final scene as the blinded Samson summons his strength to bring down the pillars of the temple. (As the old joke has it, it's the one opera guaranteed to bring the house down..) The title roles are equally rewarding, matching the voluptuous lines of Dalila's music with an essentially heroic tenor part for Samson. In this Royal Opera production, the roles have outstanding interpreters in Shirley Verrett and Jon Vickers. The designs are by the distinguished Australian artist, Sidney Nolan, and the conductor .Sir Colin Davis.
- A triumph on every level. Get this "Samson" and forget all others. Shirley Verrett's teaming with Vickers is the stuff of which legends are made. If I could give it six stars, I would. [Amazon]
- This is an amazing performance of an amazing opera by amazing performers. [Desert Cart]

Cabaret was released fifty years ago on 13 February 1972. It starred Liza Minnelli, giving her her first chance to sing on screen, and she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. With seven other Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor (Joel Grey), Best Director (Bob Fosse) and Best Original Song Score, it holds the record for most Oscars earned by a film that was not awarded Best Picture.
In Berlin in 1931 American cabaret singer Sally Bowles (Liza Minnelli) meets British academic Brian Roberts (Michael York), who is finishing his university studies. Despite Brian's confusion over his sexuality, the pair become lovers, but the arrival of the wealthy and decadent playboy Maximilian von Heune (Helmut Griem) complicates matters for them both. This love triangle plays out against the rise of the Nazi party and the collapse of the Weimar Republic.
- Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey are electrifying; director Bob Fosse's choreography and the camera work are scintillating. [Empire Magazine]
- This viscerally powerful, deliriously inspired musical stands the test of time, and then some. [Guardian]]
- Bob Fosse captures the atmosphere incredibly with a multi-layered musical that continues to hold up over the years. [Old School Reviews]
Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]

Don Quixote is one of the great masterpieces of world literature and Marius Petipa turned it into a ballet for the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1871. Mikhail Baryshnikov's sparkling full-length production for the American Ballet Theatre captures all the excitement, Spanish colour, and humour of Cervantes' original masterpiece and is one of the most popular and joyful ballets in the repertoire.
- 'Don Quixote or Kitri's Wedding', Mikhail Baryshnikov's new version of the Russian ballet classic, is a thumping success by every available measure and as an occasion for splendiferous dancing, spectacle, colour and whimsy, it is clearly a winner. [Washington Post]
- The dancers had the audience gasping... [New York Times]
Admission: $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


Barry Bernstein

Much loved brother of Alec.

The Funeral Service for my Late Brother Barry will take place at 10.00 West Park Cemetery Thursday 03 February

The Memorial for the Late John Robertson's will be at 12 noon on Thursday February 3 at the Renewal Fellowship, 55 Harare Drive, Marlborough. For those wishing to leave a thought, share memories and and pass regards can do so on the following link: www.caringbridge.org/visit/johnrobertson77.

A remote link for those wishing to join the service online will be on Facebook 'RenewalHarare'

John Kee-Tui

Beloved husband, father and grandfather. Deepest sympathy to the Kee Tui and extended families.

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Marian Moloney, who died peacefully on 2 January in Ireland. Marian is sadly missed by her beloved son Luke, granddaughter Marie, brothers John and Eugene, sisters-in-law, extended family, and many friends.
Ar dheis De go raibh a ainm dilis.
Born at Redbarn, Youghal, Ireland in 1941. Marian grew up in Cork, one of six children, where she was educated by the Ursuline Sisters at St Angela's College. She trained as a nurse at Guy's Hospital in London, and went on to complete further midwifery training in Belfast. In 1969, she travelled to Zambia, where she worked in the mine hospital at Mufulira, and where she met and married her husband Kevin. Marian established a much-needed blood transfusion service in the Midlands in Gwelo in 1975-8, and later worked at the Isolation Hospital in Gwelo, at Que Que Hospital, at the Avenues Clinic in Salisbury, at the Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo, and for the Bulawayo Municipality's District Nursing Service. Following a back injury in the early 1980s, Marian re-trained and worked with Webb Low and Barry from 1984 until around 2002, where she worked tirelessly for others in administering Deceased Estates and caring for and counselling the bereaved. She volunteered her time to help with Island Hospice. Marian was a friend to all, and gave so much of her time and energy to her family and to friends, and to the poor, the sick, and the needy. She was always thinking about and caring for others, Marian was selfless and generous to a fault.
She brought light and comfort to all of us: her family and friends were extraordinarily blessed to have her in their lives. The world is a poorer place without her.


5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

8) Bulawayo News

2022 is upon us and we are delighted to inform you that we have officially opened our doors to you. Classes have commenced kindly come through and register for your preferred class, we cater for all ages with the youngest starting at five (5) years old.
Tuition fees for 2022 are as follows:
Private Class - USD 50 for 10 hours
Group of 2 - USD 30 each for 10 hours
Group of 3 - USD 20 each for 10 hours
Group of 4 or more - USD 15 each for 10 hours

*there is a compulsory annual membership fee of USD 5 which gives access to library materials for 2 weeks, access to WI-FI from your device (No Downloading), a monthly newsletter, and invitations to certain events hosted by Alliance.

You have an option of taking up private classes which will be one on one with you and the tutor depending on your availability, another option is taking up the extensive course in a group attending twice a week for 2 hours each day. The courses are a session of 10 hours depending on the group you choose and once you complete a certain number of hours you are eligible to sit for the DELF/DALF examination and once you succeed in the exam you are accredited with an internationally recognized diploma.

We offer 4 levels being the A1(90 hours), A2 (120 hours), B1 (150 hours), and B2 (210 hours). For C1 and C2 classes may you kindly communicate with our Harare offices.

Kindly take note of the opening hours Monday to Friday 9 a.m to 5 p.m, Saturday 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Contact numbers: +263785505821 or 0292250245. Contact us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent


This property has so much to offer: Family home, 3 spacious bedrooms, two bathrooms (one bathroom fitted with
shower and toilet), fitted kitchen, lock - up single garage with access to house, working borehole, sparkling swimming pool, beautifully maintained garden with 18 pop up irrigation sprinklers for garden. Included in the sale 4.5 kva generator. Fully equipped Solar Power supplying Main House, cottage, cabin & staff quarters, 13 security lights,
fenced, walled and gated.
*Cottage own entrance, bedroom, open plan lounge/dining room/kitchen, veranda.
*Second Cottage: Bedroom, lounge, kitchenette, gas stove, shower and toilet.
HILLSIDE - $120,000
BUT, lounge, dining room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, fitted kitchen, scullery, veranda, garage, 2 roomed domestic quarters, swimming pool (empty), walled and gated.
BURNSIDE - $245,000
You could be forgiven for thinking you are in a botanical garden!! Well maintained four bedroomed home,
2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, fitted kitchen, double - lock up garage, sparkling swimming pool, seasonal borehole,
Gazebo: with sauna, bar and storeroom, walled and gated.
*Cottage: Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room.
THORNGROVE - $60,000
Lounge, dining room, four bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, built - in electric stove, gas stove.
This property is walled and gated.

HUME PARK - $100,000
Two bedrooms, main ensuite, family bathroom, combined lounge and dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry,
veranda, complex borehole.

BURNSIDE - $45,000 : 4200m
MONTGOMERY - $50,000 for 3 acres or $100,000 for 6 acres with a seasonal borehole.
BUENA VISTA - $27,000 : 4345m
KINGSDALE - $30,000 : 4465HA
UMGUZA - $130,000 : 5 acres
SONDELANI (HOPEVILLE) - $18,000 : 583m

CHIREDZI - US$1,200,000
Fuel Station complex 9629m

SHANGANI - US$950,000
Fuel Station complex 9629m

BUT, 3 Bedrooms, lounge, diningroom, carport for 4 vehicles, enclosed veranda COTTAGE:
2 bedrooms. Property is walled and gated
HWANGE - $85,000
Built on Baobab Hill, close to the Baobab Hotel, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fitted kitchen, fenced and
For these and other properties for sale phone (029) 2274581/3 (landline), Kelvin 0773 366 207,
Bryan 0772238431, Probity 0782119972, email kelvin@rodor.co.zw or visit us on Property Book

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), 0772238431, 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:

Donnington - double storey - factory/offices/good parking area situated on 6000m of land.
Must be seen to be appreciated - Full details on enquiry
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



For sale:


4 bedrooms brick under tile home, fitted kitchen, scullery, separate
laundry, family bathroom, separate toilet, Lounge, dining
room,single-quarters, walled on three sides, fenced and gated. - $140


Brick under tile 5 bedrooms (B.I.C),3 are ensuite, parquet, family
bathroom, separate toilet and shower, fully fitted kitchen, large
pantry, 2 lounges, enclosed verandah, storeroom. Double staff
quarters, working borehole, swimming pool, entertainment area, gazebo.
12 panel solar system, 2x5000l JoJo tank,and added security. 3 car
ports, walled and gated. - $300 000.00


Brick under tile 3 bedrooms (B.I.C) ensuite, family bathroom, separate
toilet and shower, fitted kitchen, scullery, lounge. Staff quarters,
storeroom, car port, walled and gated. - $98 000.00

FORTUNES GATE 1.5 hectares

B/slate - 4 bedrooms (B.I.C), ensuite, family bathroom, sep toilet,
lounge, dining room, fitted kitchen, scullery, laundry room , enclose
verandah, staff quarters, self-contained working borehole, cottage,
well, swimming pool, entertainment area, gazebo, bar, garage, carport,
walled and gated, razor wire. - $285 000.00


10 stands for sale ranging $7 000 each

Compliments of the New Year. Thank you for the support and assistance
you accorded us in the past year.

Anita's Real Estate
Anita 0772212625 / 029-2264368
anitasrealestate@comone.co.zw / are@mweb.co.zw

I am looking for a house to rent for 300 usd. At most


Sharon Mapfumo


South African investment company wishes to purchase 40 percent of a going concern GC
GC must be in business, in Bulawayo for five years plus

Current owners must remain working in the business
One member from investment company will be employed in the GC.

GC main business must be located in Bulawayo.
Investment R5 million. ( five million rands at USD rate of the day)

Interested parties kindly email Holly Gainsborough

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

Vacancy - Finance and Administration Officer

Exciting opportunity within a growing financial institution.

Minimum Requirements:
Degree in Accounting
A professional qualification e.g. ACCA/CIS/CIMA and added advantage
2-3 years' experience in audit, accounting or similar position
Age - at least 27 years

Desired attributes:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Highest standard of personal and professional integrity
Motivated, disciplined and well groomed
Inclusive Financial Services is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV and application letter to hr@ifszim.com or drop at 31 Heyman Road, Suburbs, Bulawayo.


PA / GIRL FRIDAY - Mature and presentable. Computer literate. Well versed in administration work including monthly government returns. Able to work with minimum supervision.
Class 4 drivers license a plus.
Cv's to be handed in personally to BOOKSET PVT Ltd 139 G. Silundika St, Byo

Looking for a General Office / Accounts person aged 55 and above to start asap.

Knowledge of Pastel a must, wages, vat returns etc. various other account duties.

Full job description to be discussed at interview.

Please send CV to : sandpiperbyo@gmail.com


We are growing! Almond Africa, Bulawayo Branch is looking for suitably
qualified personnel to fill an opening within our company as a PCT.

Minimum Requirements:
Class 1 or 2 Journeyman (or equivalent technical skills)
'C' or better in O' level Maths & English
Criminal Free Record
Age - 22 to 55
Clean Class 4 Driver's License
Valid Defensive Driving Certificate

Desired attributes:
Technically sound
High quality standards
Ability to work under pressure
Independent problem solving capability
Works well within a team
Good communication skills
Overall good health and vitality
Presentable and well groomed
Awareness of health and safety in the workplace

Almond Africa is an equal opportunities employer. Please forward CV
and application letter, copies of all academic and professional
certificates and at least two reference letters to hr@almondafrica.com


Mature lady seeks employment as secretary, receptionist or PA. Holding a Pitman Diploma in Secretarial Studies and computer literate. Has worked as an Accounting Clerk, Typist, Anaesthetic Secretary.
Please contact: 0719476038 / landline 0292212174
Email: kupeteyedzani@gmail.com or teyedzani@yahoo.com


I am a young man aged 29 looking for any position in an accounting position. l completed my BCOM Honours degree in Accounting at NUST in 2015. l have 2 to 3 years experience working as an audit clerk in an accounting firm

I am motivated, disciplined and can work under minimum supervision.

Please contact: 0774 666672 or 0772 489847
Email: nliford@yahoo.com

Seeking a position as a store man. I am experienced in this field.

What's app or call 0783260620 or 0776441751 John Randen

Care Giver with experience available immediately contact Samantha

Would you be so kind as to place an advert in your news letter for my ex care giver. This very good and caring lady took care of my father who was bed ridden . She bathed and nursed him until he passed on

She was my late fathers caregiver for 3 years up to the time of his passing. She is a very patient person and very kind and caring. My father was ina wheel chair and she took care of him even when he no longer could get out of bed. She bathed and spoon fed my father. she was so good for him I recommend her to any elderly person in need of a good care worker.
Her contact number is 0779424709.

21) Services

Chocolate fountain for hire USD30 including chocolate
Contact 0773455459


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

I am looking for a deep freezer to buy 500L preferably.

0772 462 878

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 07784955 99


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