Bulawayo Morning Mirror Edition 980 - 22/6/2022

In this edition

1) Editorial
2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds
3) Notices and Events
4) Congratulations
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


Lorna Doone was one of my favourite books as a child, how romantic was that legendary, if scary, Doone Valley

Bulawayo has its own Doone Valleys too - the glorious, magical Lumene Valley in the Esigodini Hills where the river meanders tirelessly through the valley floor and the waterfall cascades down one richly wooded precipice.

And then there is the Efifi Valley in the Matopos with its own Pride Rock.

This is quite our favourite picnic spot, one can actually drive onto this massive grey-green, granite, igneous extrusion, establish one's picnic, and it is even safe to light a fire as there is no undergrowth within many metres the rock is so vast.

Completely surrounding Pride Rock are giant granitic formations, covered in moss and lichen, and glowing with iridescent greens, yellows and ochres. The "Ama Tobo" Mzilikazi called it, the glorious Matopos Kopjes, one can almost see the Impi standing on the crest of the hill silhouetted against the crimson sunset.

Over there are vast fields of the everlasting plant, now green and lush with the recent heavy rains, but so often grey and silver when the hills are dry and thirsty.

Over there a troop of baboons waiting respectfully until we leave although they will not find much left behind by our party. "Take nothing but photographs and leave nothing but your footprints" is the unbroken, sacrosanct Matobo law.

Over there is a plush, grassy knoll with distinct signs that a herd of buck spends the nights there under the vast starry skies. The grassy tufts are so thick and dense that one could pitch one's own tent and not even need a mattress.

During the wet season, water flows down the rocks, erupting from the fissures between the exfoliated layers, and when the kids were young, they would slide down the waterways on cooler box lids or on trays.

At the base of the waterways can be found magical pools where frogs and scorpions wage a deadly fight for dominance of the area !!

The fit amongst us ride our bikes to the Matopos, others drive the bakes with the picnic fare. Rock climbing is in-bred in Matabeles and once exhausted, we settle down to borevors rolls, cooked on the skittle with Dave's famous onion and garlic relish. A pilsener or a glass of wine, and as the sun goes down and the sky darkens,it is star and moon watching time.

The stars are incredible, no ambient light anywhere, and one can only hear the uttering of the birds as they settle down for the night, and the faint hum of the jets as they ply their way from Cape to Cairo.

There are more stars in the Matopos of course than anywhere else in the world, we Matabeles are convinced of that ! There is Orion, "oh look" here comes the Southern Cross which rises much later, and then over the giant monolith rises the brilliant moon, quite the most breathtaking and exquisite picture, awe inspiring and incredible.

Scuffle scuffle, a shy civet cat prowls the perimeter of the camp fire looking for scraps. The Matopos has the densest population of leopard they tell me, although they are very hard to spot. Dassies dodge into rocky crevasses to sleep, the baboons have chosen the tallest tree they can find, and all's right with the world once again.

Conversation is unnecessary, nature does all the talking, as we drink in all the beauty that Zimbabwe has to offer people who love nature, quiet and good companions.

"You never enjoy the world, aright, till the Sea itself floweth in your veins, till you are clothed with the heavens, and crowned with the stars; and perceive yourself to be the sole heir of the whole world, and more than so, because men are in it who are every one, sole heirs as well as you."

Thomas Traherne


The first two books of the Stone Hills series - All the Way Home and Wild Honey by Bookey and Richard Peek - are available, new, at $10 each. Please whatsapp +263 712 615 582.

2) Condolences/In Memoriam/Wreath Funds



To all friends and family who knew Hugh Squair he had not been doing too well for a little while his heart had run a good race considering he had a triple by pass when he was forty. His quality of life had diminished to a large extent. So he rests now where no shadows fall

ANDREA ROBINSON (nee Constandinos)

Please come and celebrate the life of Andrea Robinson

Wednesday 6 July 2022 11.00 am to 1.00 pm
The Bulawayo Club

3) Notices and Events

Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: mailto:zam@gatorzw.co.uk


Tel: 2260684 / 2267195 E-mail: music@gatorzw.co.uk

Thursday 23 June My Best Friend's Wedding 6.30 p.m.
Friday 24 June Phantom 6.00 p.m.
Saturday 25 June Phantom
2.00 p.m. & 6.00 p.m.
Thursday 30 June Frenzy 6.30 p.m.
Friday 1 July Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert 6.30 p.m.

Supper will be available before DVD showings but orders for evening meals must be placed in advance.
Further details from adelaide.muchetu@gmail.com - or phone 0774 004 449 / 0771 048 995.

Childhood friends Julianne Potter (Julia Roberts) and Michael O'Neal (Dermot Mulroney) had a deal to marry each other if they were still single by age 28. Now, four days before her 28th birthday, O'Neil announces that he's marrying a gorgeous 20-year-old named Kimberly (Cameron Diaz). Suddenly realizing that she's actually in love with Michael, Julianne vows to stop the wedding at all costs. However, when she is appointed maid of honour, things get even more complex.

- Thanks to a charming performance from Julia Roberts and a subversive spin on the genre, My Best Friend's Wedding is a refreshingly entertaining romantic comedy [Rotten Tomatoes]
- The buoyant, bittersweet Wedding puts new fizz in an old form. [Newsweek]
- Although [Hogan] stages most of the scenes in a straightforward way for Friend's Wedding, there are some charming, offbeat touches here. One wishes he'd mined some of the story's kinkier subtexts a bit more, but hey ... this is a commercial-minded flick. [CNN.com]
- A bittersweet, modern-love morsel, this scrumptious drama should touch moviegoers' hearts in this action gorged summer. [Hollywood Reporter]

- Roberts puts her heart into this one. Audiences are likely to return the favour. [Rolling Stone]
- The screenplay has never been on autopilot; it just fooled us into thinking it was, in order to sneak up on the unpredictability. [Chicago Sun-Times]
- Roberts, despite being required to fall through doors and tumble from chairs more often than is truly necessary, handles the material with exactly the right level of skill and charm. [Empire Magazine]
- It's funny as hell - not in a rolling-in-the-aisles kind of way - but in the sly smile, knowing glance, growling chuckle kind of way. [Apollo Guide]

Admission: US$2.00 [free to Film Members]

FRIDAY 24 JUNE AT 6.00 P.M. / SATURDAY 25 JUNE AT 2.00 & 6.00 P.M. PHANTOM

Geraldine Roche Drama, launched in Zimbabwe in 2014, was founded by Australian Geraldine Roche and is managed by Khally Sibanda. The group centres on using both drama and film production to deliver messages and education around various subjects of social advocacy. Concurrently, it helps develop the talent and aspirations of young people. The Academy is happy to host their rehearsals and this production of Phantom which is based on The Phantom of the Opera so surely needs no introduction!
Admission: US$5.00

Friday 1 July Rossini: The Barber of Seville [Glyndebourne]
Thursday 7 July Star Trek: Edge of Darkness
Friday 8 July Cher Live in Concert - Farewell Tour 2002
Thursday 14 July The Great Debaters
Friday 15 July Queen - Live at Wembley, 1986
Thursday 21 July Rock of Ages - Musical (2012)
Friday 22 July -
Thursday 28 July Young Winston [released 28 July 1972]
Friday 29 July Robbie Williams - Live at Knebworth 2003
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

4) Congratulations

5) Roses And Raspberries

6) Pets Column

8) Bulawayo News

9) Harare And Gweru News

Zim Websites:-


10) Wining, Dining and Coffee Houses

11) Property For Sale or to Rent

Hillside House for sale

For sale is a 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house, set in a quiet cul de sac in the sought after suburb of Hillside. Close to several schools and shopping centres.

Sitting on 2578m , the main house features Oregon pine sprung floors throughout, an enclosed sun lounge, main lounge and dining room with fireplace, office, newly renovated shower room, main bathroom with antique ball and claw bath and toilet, as well as separate guest toilet.
Each of the 3 bedrooms have plenty of storage space in the form of built in cupboards.
The bathrooms have fashionable screed floors.
The kitchen is a good size, with double sink, plumbing for a washing machine and extensive cupboard space. A 200l solar geyser with zesa back up services the main house.
2 of the entrance doors are equipped with wheelchair ramps. A generator changeover switch is installed.

The spacious self contained cottage features a main bedroom with full ensuite bathroom and walk in wardrobe, a large second bedroom, a full size kitchen and pantry and an openn plan lounge and dining room. The cottage has fashionable screed floors throughout. The cottage has a separate electric board which can be split from the main house if required.

A single storeroom and 2 room staff quarters with shower, toilet and large courtyard complete the buildings of this property.

7500l water tanks with booster pump service the entire property. It features a waterwise garden which requires little maintenance and is drought resistant. The back garden features numerous mature fruit trees. There is a well which will require a pump.

A secure parking area is separated from the main garden by 2 security gates.

The property is secured by walls on all sides, razor wire, and an electric gate.

This property would make an ideal purchase for a family looking to make an extra income from renting out the cottage, or indeed for a large extended family looking to live close to one another. The area is quiet, safe and secure.

Price: USD165 000.00 negotiable for cash payments.

Serious buyers only to contact +263 784 045 661


BRADFIELD - NEW ON THE MARKET! This property will not disappoint. Conveniently situated, close to all amenities - Shopping Centre, Hospital, Schools,
Golf Club and more! The main house has three bedrooms, fully modernized kitchen, scullery and bathroom, and exquisite bar for entertaining.
There is a two-bedroomed staff quarters with lounge and dining facilities (can be converted to self contained cottage), a and double garage, one section of which
has been modified to provide a workshop/ and or office. The property has a generator, solar power, solar geyser, fitted oven and hob and ceiling fans throughout.
The garden has been developed at both front and back of the property, and a veranda at the back provides a peaceful retreat. There is a prolific borehole.
The Stand on which it is situated is 1824 metres in extent. The property is walled and razor wire atop and secured with electric fence, and security alarm.
$160,000 negotiable
KUMALO: Situated in the prestigious suburb of Kumalo, this brick- under- tile home in excellent condition
includes three bedrooms, lounge, dining-room, study/TV lounge, and well fitted kitchen with pantry. There is a
double carport. The property is situated on 4465 square meters, and the attractive garden is well-maintained by
means of a borehole. The property is well-secured with brick walls and palisade fencing, and electric gate.
Asking price $200,000

CBD -$41,000 - One bedroom, lounge, dining room, bathroom, kitchen, enclosed veranda.
TOWN HOUSE - $80,000 (Choice of three) Two bedrooms, lounge / dining room, fitted kitchen, pantry, complex borehole.

UMGUZA - $130,000 : 5 acres
MONTGOMERY - 6 acres, with seasonal borehole $50,000
KINGSDALE - $30,000 : 4465m

CBD - $185,000 (Robert Mugabe Way)
Valuable property for sale, 5 Offices, 3 storerooms, ladies and gents toilets.

BINGA - $250,000 Stone under thatch, 4 bedrooms, sparkling swimming pool, fenced and gated
BINGA - $100,000 BUT, 3 bedrooms, swimming pool, fenced and gated. Gazebo.
BEIT BRIDGE - $110,000 (NEGOTIABLE) Brick under tile, 3 Bedrooms, lounge, carport
for 4 vehicles, enclosed veranda. Cottage. 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 gated.
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) 2274581/3 (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

BELLEVUE - 3 Bedroomed home, lock-up garage - US$450 available1/7/22
CBD - Bachelor flat: US$330 Available 1/7/22
UPPER RANGEMORE 15km from Bulawayo City Centre. Plot 12.5 acres to let. 2 functional boreholes,
solar geyser, fitted kitchen: US$700 negotiable Available Immediate.

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

Factory/warehouse/offices, for mining concern.
If you can assist kindly contact us on 2274581
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, or visit our offices at 5A 9th Avenue, between Robert Mugabe Way and
Josiah Tongogara Avenue. Hours of Business: Monday to Fridays: 8am - 4.30pm
Saturdays: 8am - 11am

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

Good morning
Someone gave me your number and told me you could be of help. I am a 30year old single mom looking for a job as a sales rep, marketing officer, receptionist, cashier or a secretary. I have 6 O levels Maths and English inclusive. I have a certificate in Sales and Marketing Management with Byo Poly. I am currently a last year student, studying for Business Management and Information Technique please help me find a job Thank you.
Whatsapp 0713346656
For calls 0779028746


Mature lady, hard-worker. Able to work under pressure with minimum
supervision. Computer literate, 6 O levels and Pitman Diploma in
Secretarial Studies. Please contact 0719 476 038


Well spoken lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / child-minder.
Able to do basic cooking. Stay out preferred. Please contact 0774 776
360 or 0714 565 086


Mature lady well spoken lady seeks employment as a
housekeeper/childminder. She is able to do basic cooking and baking.
Very good with children, able to help with the elderly as well.
Available to start immediately, stay out preferred. Please contact
07723 598 971


Mature, hardworking lady seeks employment as a nurse aide / caregiver.
Has years of experience with one on one nursing with patients. Has
worked at Queen Mary and has references available. Willing to do day
or night duty. Please contact 0771 012 498

Bookkeeper/Office Administrator Required.

Must have experience in

Sage Paste to Trial Balance, All Statutory Returns

Wages and Returns, Internet Banking, Sales Invoicing, Debt Collecting,

Computer Literate. Be able to work on their own

Mid 40 - 50 years of age and have own transport.

Please send CV to officeaccmay@gmail.com before 20th June.

Only successful candidates with be replied to.


A mature lady with many years experience in the Secretarial /
Administration field seeks a suitable morning only position. Available
Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Kindly contact call/whatsapp 0783295334

Sales negotiators wanted to join a Real Estate Company based in Bulawayo. Applicants must have a qualification in Real Estate. Membership to REIZ will be an added advantage. Remuneration to be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. Email CV's to byosalesapply@gmail.com.

I am a lady aged 35 seeking care work in Bulawayo, preferably house calls for the elderly or to take care of children.
I am a certified nurse aide from St Johns. Please contact me on 0773216899

I am a lady aged 35 seeking care work in Bulawayo, preferably house calls for the elderly or to take care of children.
I am a certified nurse aide from St Johns. Please contact me on 0773216899


Mature class 1 driver(retested) with more than 5 year experience

Contact 0712359715


Mature lady ,aged 60 years of age with many years of experience in the
Secretarial /Administration field seeks a suitable position. Holder of
a class 4 Drivers licence. Available to start work immediately.
Tel/Whatsapp 0783295334


Mature, friendly lady seeks employment as a house-keeper / childminder. Able to look after children and your precious pets. Live out preferred and able to start immediately. Please contact 0777 101 903 (call or app) or 0773 886 410

I am 42 yrs and a holder of a clean class 1 drivers licence experience in both local and cross border my contact is 0712359715

21) Services

For all domestic, industrial and farming water installations, please contact
Bancroft and Neil Water for an efficient and professional service. Our products
include, Borehole drilling, Pump installation, Pump repairs, Capacity testing,
Spares, and Bulk water delivery.
Contact: Vusumuzi Sinyoka on 0772775136, or Wonder Chikware on 0773490818.
Phone: 2880844/2880846/2881074


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



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