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Mugabe's real election victory: an opposition split down the middle

Financial Times

By Tony Hawkins in Harare
Published: November 30 2005 02:00 | Last updated: November 30 2005 02:00

President Robert Mugabe's ruling Zanu-PF party claimed a "landslide victory"
at last weekend's Senate elections but political and business analysts
yesterday were uniformly downbeat at the outcome.

In the words of one senior banker, who declined to be named: "The voters
were either apathetic or supported the opposition's call for a boycott, the
opposition is split down the middle, while the diplomatic community admits
that it has run out of ideas on what to do next."
On the face of it, President Mugabe's Zanu-PF won a handsome victory, taking
19 of the 26 contested seats in the upper chamber. Its candidateswere
returned unopposed in another 24 seats, giving it 43 of the 50 elected
seats. Mr Mugabe will nominate six members and traditional chiefs, who
support the government, will select 10 from their number giving the ruling
party 59 of the 66 seats.

But despite securing so many seats, this was hardly a a landslide. The voter
turnout was abysmal - an estimated 15 per cent, the lowest since
independence 26 years ago. With the opposition Movement for Democratic
Change split over whether or not to contest the election, the Zimbabwe
president must have hoped for a more enthusiastic turnout by hissupporters.

The opposition faction that rejected MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai's boycott
call, also performed dismally, winning just seven seats - all of them in
Matabeleland where the MDC has always had more support than the government.
The turnout in Matabeleland was even lower than elsewhere in the country and
in one constituency with 75,000 registered voters, the MDC candidate won the
seat by polling fewer than 3,000 votes.

Even as the votes were being counted, the anti-boycott faction convened a
meeting of MDC officials to suspend Mr Tsvangirai as party leader pending a
disciplinary inquiry into his decision to overrule the party's national
council that voted narrowly last month to participate in the election.

The MDC leader - who arrived at the party headquarters yesterday defying
those seeking his suspension - appears to have read the public mood far
better than his rivals. "We have been vindicated. We were proved right in
our assessment of the national sentiment," he said, stressing that he would
ignore efforts by his detractors within the MDC to use the party
constitution or the courts to oust him as leader.

"We must change gears from discredited election processes that bring pain to
our people to an era of democratic mass confrontation with the
dictatorship - an era of non-violent mass resistance," he said. Mr
Tsvangirai, however, has a serious credibility problem. Several times in the
past he has promised non-violent mass action, but each time his call to the
people to take to the streets has flopped.

Given this dismal background, it is hardly surprising that those anxious to
find a way out of the Zimbabwe maze, including South Africa's President
Thabo Mbeki, are at their wits end. With Mr Tsvangirai describing
differences within the MDC as "irreconcilable", any hope that Mr Mbeki might
once have nurtured of getting Mr Mugabe to set up a transitional government
of national unity have been dashed. And with the US and Australian
governments calling the Senate poll "irrelevant" and "a non-event", there is
no hint of any western initiative to try to break the logjam. In the Harare
banker's words: "This is the nightmare Myanmar option - we will become a

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Zimbabwe's 'elections'

Washington Times

November 30, 2005

Only about 15 percent of registered voters turned out for Saturday's
parliamentary "elections" in Zimbabwe. The vote was quiet and orderly, with
Zimbabweans registering their opposition to their leader, Robert Mugabe, by
staying home. In many districts, electoral officials outnumbered voters.
This was an election Mr. Mugabe did not have to steal.
    Independent monitors have said the turnout for a new upper chamber of
parliament was the lowest in Zimbabwe's 25-year history as an independent
country. Morgan Tsvangirai, president of the Movement for Democratic Change
(MDC), called on voters to sit out the vote, but other prominent members of
his party rejected the boycott. The MDC fielded 26 candidates. Mr. Mugabe's
party, Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front, was virtually
assured a sweeping victory, due to Mr. Tsvangirai's boycott and new
electoral laws that reserve seats for Mugabe loyalists. Zanu-PF won 24 of
the 31 seats that were up for votes, giving it an almost 90 percent majority
in the newly created 66-seat Senate chamber. The MDC won seven seats.
    After abolishing the Senate in 1987, Mr. Mugabe and his cronies
re-created it to dole out new posts to party members. The Senate is composed
of 10 traditional chiefs, six Mugabe appointees and 50 elected seats.
Zimbabweans overwhelmingly opposed the creation of the new chamber, which
will cost about $60 million.
    Millions of Zimbabweans are starving and inflation has topped 400
percent. A drought and Mr. Mugabe's policy of racial retaliation against
white farmers have left severe food shortages. Other essential goods are
also scarce. Large cities have no fuel to run public transportation and
emergency vehicles and have been forced to suspend essential services. The
national airline, Air Zimbabwe, has been forced to ground all of its
    Mr. Mugabe's deadly grip has turned the former breadbasket into a
wasteland, and for years it has been an embarrassment to South Africa and
other free African nations. How bad off does Zimbabwe have to be in order
for African powerbrokers to act?

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More Zimbabweans banned from business

Sydney Morning Herald

November 30, 2005 - 1:14PM

The federal government has added 127 names to a list of people in the
Zimbabwe government barred from doing business with Australian firms.

The Reserve Bank issued a revised list of Zimbabwean ministers, headed by
President Robert Mugabe, with whom Australian firms and individuals are
banned from doing business.

"At the direction of the Australian government, the Reserve Bank has
expanded the list of individuals restricted by these financial sanctions to
include new members of, and persons associated with, the government of
Zimbabwe," the bank said.

"All transactions involving the transfer of funds or payments to, by the
order of, or on behalf of such persons are prohibited."

Among the new people barred from doing business with Australia are several
relatives of Mr Mugabe, spouses and children of ministers, Army general
Constantine Chiwenga, Local Government Minister Ignatius Chombo, deputy
Trade Minister Kenneth Manyonda and Finance Minister Herbert Murerwa.

© 2005 AAP

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It does not rain mealies

When Robert Mugabe embarked on his disastrous land distribution little did he know that “it does not rain mealies.” The average yield for maize is now one tonne per hectare. Achieving yields of 6 tonne per hectare was the norm for an average commercial farmer prior to the land invasions in Zimbabwe. I was forcibly removed from my farm and exiled for opposing the government and running for parliament, before that I had belonged to the exclusive 10 Tonne Club. This is a body of commercial farmers who had achieved yields of 10 tonnes or greater under normal agronomic farm practices using local maize varieties.
Now that 95% of all fertile land is the hands of Mugabe’s cronies Zimbabwe’s economy and standard of living has now regressed to pre 1950’s levels according to the UNDP. This continuous decline in the quality of life and slide into abject poverty and misery is a result of gross mismanagement, corruption and the forced removal of competent commercial farmers from their land. All of which are reversible factors with the immediate removal of Robert Mugabe from power either democratically or otherwise.
Once productive white farmers have been replaced by inept political imbeciles (new farmers) whose knowledge of agriculture is equivalent to Chinotimba’s (the self-proclaimed lord of farm invasions) knowledge of nuclear physics, the current economic meltdown and food shortages should be no surprise.
Mugabe’s wicked plan all along has been to entrench Zimbabwe into a feudal society in which he is lord and the masses owe him for providing land.
A feudal system is best described as follows:
“For safety and for defense, people in the Middle Ages formed small communities around a central lord or master. Most people lived on a manor, which consisted of the castle, the church, the village, and the surrounding farm land. These manors were isolated, with occasional visits from peddlers, pilgrims on their way to the Crusades, or soldiers from other fiefdoms.
Zanu(PF) War veterans, youth brigade and party zealots have destroyed all farming communities with the exception of churches, a village and the old farm house (manor) where the new Zanu(PF) functionary resides.
The feudal system has indeed been thrust upon Zimbabwean society under the guise of the so called agrarian reform, land distribution, a new senate and the chiefs’ council. Zimbabwe is now cast into the middle ages with Robert Mugabe as its Lord and Master, his cabinet ministers as nobles, senators and MP’s as barons and chiefs as bishops.
In this "feudal" system, the king awarded land grants or "fiefs" to his most important nobles, his barons, and his bishops, in return for their contribution of soldiers for the king's armies. At the lowest echelon of society were the peasants, also called "serfs." In exchange for living and working on his land, known as the "demesne," the lord offered his peasants protection.
The lord foremost was obligated to grant a fief or its revenues to the vassal; the fief is the primary reason the vassal chose to enter into the relationship. In addition, the lord sometimes had to fulfill other obligations to the vassal and fief. One of those obligations was its maintenance. Since the lord had not given the land away, only loaned it, it was still the lord's responsibility to maintain the land, while the vassal had the right to collect revenues generated from it. Note the similarity to the current Lord Gabriel’s 99 year lease. Another obligation that the lord had to fulfill was to protect the land and the vassal from harm.
The vassal, in turn, had two obligations to the lord. First and most importantly, he had to provide "aid", or military service. Using whatever equipment the vassal could obtain by virtue of the revenues from the fief, the vassal was responsible to answer to calls to military service on behalf of the lord. This security of military help was, in fact, the primary reason the lord entered into the feudal relationship. The vassal also had to provide the lord with "counsel". If the lord faced a major decision, such as whether or not to go to war, he would summon all his vassals and hold a council. In Zimbabwe all receipients of land are now obligated to finance the ruling party, fund its activities like the upcoming congress and to kill and maim innocent citizens that the regime percierves to be a threat to its existence.
The land-holding relationships of feudalism revolved around the fief. Depending on the power of the granting lord, grants could range in size from a small farm to a much larger area of land.” Model A1 and A2 under the current Mugabe feudal regime.
I am thus amazed by Gono, Governor of the Reserve Bank who 4 years later realises that the chaotic land seizures embarked on by his collegues are detremental to the economy. He is either a hypocrite or a severely retarded economist. On one hand Gono finances and encourages those that stole the land and on the other hand he wants the land owners back.
It is wrong to forcibly remove another person from their property then stripping them off their rights as a citizen then expelling them from their country of birth. Everyone in the Zanu(PF) party and in the Zanu(PF) government has violated international humanitarian law and is guilty of crimes against humanity. All shall be answerable for crimes against peace and a thorough, transparent land audit shall be instituted in order to prosecute all those who stole other people’s property.
White people have the same rights as any other black person in Zimbabwe. What is amazing though, is to find that Mozambicans, Zambians, Malawians and Libyans and even the Chinese are now receipients of the very same land that was stolen from me and my fellow Zimbabweans. When Mugabe dies whoever I find on my land shall have to answer to me without the protection of the tyrant.
To Robert Mugabe I say, agriculture is a science not an antediluvian peasant practice based on witchcraft and village beer drinking thinktank indabas. So unless you have a hands on experience in agriculture you shall always attain abundant yields at political rallies and in your party manifestos however, poor harvests on the farms shall be your legacy. There is more to farming than merely owning the land. Let the farmers back on their land and within a year Zimbabwe will have food, fuel and the foreign currency required for oiling the vital cogs of our economy.
In my lifetime every man and woman in Zimbabwe shall account for the land on which they live on and how they acquired its ownership.
“Vana vembwa havasvinure musi mumwechete”
Phil Matibe - exiled Zimbabwean farmer ,entrepreneur and politician.

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State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 28 2005

      State Dept. Daily Press Briefing November 28 2005
      Wednesday, 30 November 2005, 12:59 pm
      Press Release: US State Department

QUESTION: I was wondering if you can comment on the outcome of the senate
election in Zimbabwe and if perhaps you can comment on the sanctions, the
widening of sanctions to 128 people in Zimbabwe. What is it that you hope to

MR. MCCORMACK: Well, a couple of things. Let me take the first part of your
question first.

Let's also -- let's first discuss kind of what this election was all about.
This was an election that was designed to elect people to an institution
that has truly little legal significance. It was created by Mr. Mugabe a few
months ago as, in our view, a source of patronage for ruling party
politicians. So in terms of democracy, and we talk about elections as being
part of democracy, this was really a non-event.

So I guess I can't really offer too much comment about these elections
beyond that, other than to say the Zimbabwean people seemed to view them
largely in the same way in the turnout, at least as best as we were able to
measure, was about at the 30 percent level. So it doesn't seem as though the
Zimbabwean people took these elections very seriously as well as a real
exercise in democracy.

In terms of sanctions, we have for some time, as well as along with other
countries around the world and the EU, spoken out very clearly about the
need for Zimbabwe to really make a turnaround in terms of its support for
democracy, democratic institutions, as well as to stop what has been a
marked deterioration in their economic situation.

Part of our attempts to do this has been through rhetoric. Part of it has
been through diplomacy. Mr. Mugabe does not seem to have gotten the message
from us as well as the rest of the world. So we and others use the
diplomatic leverage at our disposal, and the sanctions to which you refer
are part of those, to try to convince those who are currently leading
Zimbabwe that they are on the wrong path.

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Mugabe leaves Dabengwa out of Senate

New Zimbabwe

By Lebo Nkatazo
Last updated: 11/30/2005 04:59:31
FORMER Home Affairs Minister and Zipra supremo, Dumiso Dabengwa, has been
left out in the cold after President Robert Mugabe ommited him from the six
Senators he is entitled to appoint.

Dabengwa who slipped into political wilderness after losing in the 2000
parliamentary elections had pinned his hopes of bouncing back into
mainstream politics through the Senate, running in weekend senate elections
in Nkulumane but lost.

His position as the chairman of the Zambezi Water Project did not give him
any political clout mainly because of its legacy of failure.

Zanu PF has 59 members in the 66-member senate which was created by
controversial new legislation.

Mugabe appointed Zanu PF's deputy secretary for finance, Kantibal Patel,
fellow party members Joshua Malinga, Tazvitya Mapfumo, businessman Aguy
Georgias and Peter Haritotis as Senators.

Samuel Mumbengegwi was appointed Minister for Indeginasation, replacing the
late Josiah Tungamirai.

Sithembiso Nyoni also bounced back as the Small Medium Enterprises Minister
after being appointed a non-constituency MP.

On Monday, Zanu PF announced that Edna Madzongwe would be the President of
the Senate. She would be deputised by another old horse, Callistus Ndlovu
who famously said Zapu was "a dead donkey".

In last weekend's polls, the MDC's Rita Ndlovu defeated Dabengwa in the
Bulawayo - Nkulumane constituency.

In the 2000 general elections, the MDC vice president Gibson Sibanda also
defeated Dabengwa in Nkulumane, prompting the former Home Affairs Minister
to say even if the MDC had fielded a donkey, it would still have won.

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Opportunity in Tanzania

Wanted someone who has experience in lodge management to work in Tanzania.
Couple wanted or single person. Salary between 1500 US and 2400 US depending
on experience. Contact

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JAG PR Communiques dated 29 November 2005



JAG Trust correction: The two press articles below relating to the tragic
murder of Mr Donald Stewart both contain non-factual information relating
to the ancestry of both Donald and his wife, Margaret.  Both Donald and
Margaret were in fact born and raised here in Zimbabwe.  The family have
specifically requested that this correction be made.


>From The Daily Telegraph (UK), 28 November

Farmer set on fire in Zimbabwe

Ingwerati Ranch, Norton

One of Zimbabwe's last remaining white farmers was strangled and burned to
death in an attack inside his home yesterday. Don Stewart, 68, was set upon
shortly before dawn in the bedroom of his tightly-guarded homestead near
Norton, 25 miles west of Harare. He was one of the last 300 white farmers
left in Zimbabwe. There were 4,000 five years ago. Police insisted that Mr
Stewart's murder was the work of common criminals and had no political
motive. His assailants were unable to penetrate the barred windows and
reinforced doors of his homestead on Ingwerati dairy ranch. Instead, they
entered through the roof and strangled Mr Stewart in his bed. Then they
covered him with a mattress, doused it in petrol and set him alight.
Several of Mr Stewart's workers tried to rescue him. But when they got
inside the house, also through the roof, he was already dead. Nothing was
stolen but a hunting rifle. Mr Stewart, who was born in Britain, lived
alone. After the strain of five years of continuous violence against white
farmers, his wife, Margaret, had returned to Britain. His son, David,
worked alongside him on Ingwerati Ranch and lived a mile away in a cottage.
He was too distraught to speak yesterday. John Worsley-Worswick, the chief
executive of Justice for Agriculture Trust, a pressure group, said: "We are
appalled at the cold-blooded murder of yet another of Zimbabwe's few
remaining productive commercial farmers. It was particularly abhorrent at
this time of Zimbabwe's acute food crisis." Zimbabwe's summer rains started
last week but few crops have been planted. Commercial agriculture has
collapsed following President Robert Mugabe's purge of white farmers. Mr
Stewart's murder came as the self-destruction of Zimbabwe's opposition
allowed President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party to sweep to an easy victory
in elections for a newly-created senate.



>From The Times (UK), 29 November

Farmer's murder a political hit

>From Jan Raath in Norton

A white farmer was beaten and strangled by intruders before being burnt in
a pile of petrol-soaked mattresses. Don Stewart's murder bore "all the
hallmarks of a political attack" to force his few remaining colleagues off
their land, Justice for Agriculture, a Zimbabwean pressure group, said. The
intruders took only a .303 rifle when they left the home of 68-year-old Mr
Stewart, the group added. After Mr Stewart came under severe pressure from
squatters, his British-born wife, Margaret, 67, left Zimbabwe for Britain.

The squatters' invasions of Mr Stewart's ranch, Ingwerati, west of Harare,
had forced him to reduce his dairy herd from more than 200 to about 60, and
to reduce the amount of land he cultivated. An estimated 18 white farmers
have been murdered since 2000, when President Mugabe began his campaign of
lawless, violent farm invasions to drive whites from their land. Mr
Worsley-Worswick, of Justice for Agriculture, recalled a statement last
month by Didymus Mutasa, the Minister of National Security and Land Reform,
denouncing farmers as "trash". Mr Worsley-Worswick said: "The politics on
the ground is heightened by the elections. It's always been the case that
violence on the farms escalates around elections." On Saturday Mr Mugabe
held elections for a new Senate, which he had abolished in 1987 on the
ground that it was "a colonial relic". Mr Worsley-Warwick said that Mr
Stewart's farm had been heavily protected. He added: "An old man living
alone out there is very exposed and a soft target. If it were ordinary
thieves, they would have cleaned the place out, but they didn't . . . it
has all the hallmarks of a political hit." Mr Stewart was one of a handful
of white farmers left in a district that in 2000 was an important district
for producing cattle, tobacco and food. Of about 4,000 white farmers at
that time, only about 300 are believed to be still on their land. Vast
areas of land once farmed here by white owners are returning to natural
bush, and the few white-owned farms along the badly rutted road stand out
as oases of intensive production.

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JAG Classifieds dated 29 November 2005


As a JAG member or JAG Associate member, please send any classified adverts
for publication in this newsletter to:

JAG Classifieds:;


1.  Offered for Sale Items
2.  Wanted Items
3.  Accommodation
4.  Recreation
5.  Specialist Services




1.1 Car for Sale (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

For sale Isuzu Double Cab 2.8 1995 model offers invited.
Please email or phone 091606212


1.2 Car for Sale (Ad inserted 24/11/05)

Ford Ranchero for sale in very good working condition.  It has the sort of
body of a rustler only a little bigger.  Light blue in colour, 4.1 litres,
straight 6, 1972 model.  Very reliable and with touch-ups could look quite
modern.  $350million.  Please contact Ron (04) 775212-3 or Carmen Van Wyk
(04) 575431-3, cell 091 615656, email:


1.3 For Sale (Ad inserted 16/11/05)


Phone your orders to--Anne--011212424 or 332851.

WASH AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Christmas is on it's way again!!

Small crocheted bags--$185,000 each.
Small woven bags--$200,000 each.
Large crocheted bags.--$305,000 each.
Large woven bags.--$400,000 each.

Table Runners.--$290,000.

Set of 4 Fringed Table mats + serviettes--$875,000.
Fringed mats only(4)---$590,000.
Set of 6 Fringed mats+ serviettes--$1,310,000.

Set of 4 Bordered table mats+ serviettes---$1,050,000.
Bordered mats only(4)--$770,000.
Set of 6 Bordered mats + serviettes--$1,580,000.
Set of 8 Bordered mats + serviettes---$2,100,000.

2m Throws--$980,000.each.

Jug covers--$105,000.
Tea cosy(L)--$170,000.
Tea cosy(m)--$160,000
Tea cosy(s)--$150,000.
Crocheted oven gloves(pair)--$400,000.
Oven gloves(pair)--$220,000.
Oven gloves(single)--$110,000.

Decorated cushion covers--$395,000.
Plain cushion covers---$280,000.
Round crocheted cushions--$380,000.

Scarves--$400,000. each.
Hats--$210,000 each.
Ladies jerseys(med.)--$1,730,000 each.
Woven waistcoats--$1,050,000.

X Large patterned cotton rug--$2,750,000.
Large plain cotton rug--$880,000.
Med. plain cotton rug---$560,000.
Small plain cotton rug.---$360,000.
Cotton Rag Rug--$360,000.
Med. plain mohair rug--$630,000.
Med.patterned mohair rug.--$790,000.
Small patterned mohair rug--$610,000.
X Large patterned mohair rug.--$3,110,000.
and lots more.
Wholesale prices available for orders(over 6 of an article) or large

1.4 Motorbikes for Sale (Ad inserted 26/11/05)
BEAT THE FUEL CRISIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


(Averages 50KM/LT)

PHONE: 790266/ 011 414050


1.5 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/11/05)

210 litre barrels, metal type ,as new ,suit fuel only, $4,000,000.00 each,
phone Mr Wallis 023894597


1.6 For Sale (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

Digital Gram Scale measures up to 200grams used for gold etc - brand new -
$5 million

English made 17" Fan - $4 million

Plastic Sealing machine (foot operated ) hardly used - $5m

White wooden baby cot - $4 million

Please phone 744397 for further details


1.7 Goods for Sale (Ad inserted 18/11/05)

GEC 2 door fridge freezer.  Recently overhauled and in very good
condition - 25 million
Golf umbrella 250,000
String tennis net - 2 million
Old tent sleeps 4 - l million
9 Illustrated children's Encyclopaedia edited by Arthur Mee - 2 million
4 blazers, size 34, 2 beige, l navy, royal - all in excellent condition - l
million each.

Tel 04 333852, or 073 3399, or 0ll 4236l4


1.8 Household Goods for Sale (Ad inserted 01/11/05

1 x Hostess Trolley
1 x Double Bed (Mattress and Base)
1 x 2 drawer Dressing Table with Mirror (Saligna)
1 x medium fridge (Ocean)
1 x Monarch 390 3 plate stove
1 x Belling Mini Stove (oven/warming drawer/Hot plate and Grill)

If interested please contact with realistic offers.


1.9 GOODS FOR SALE (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

Various Burma Teak furniture (this wood is now extinct I am told).

Chest of drawers
Breakfast table
Side Table

Many beautiful solid wood bookshelves -
(The new year is coming and then everyone will be looking for a bookshelf
which will be out of stock in Jan 2006).
Several solid wood good bedroom chairs.
2 x OLD OAK Bookshelves.
2 x Dark Oak Dining Room Chairs.
1 x OAK drop leaf table.
1 x Oak Chest of Drawers (4 x drawers).
1 x Oval oak table - medium size.
2 x Panga Panga Dining Room Chairs.
1 x Nursing Chair.
2 x Office chairs Mid - condition - but also a fair price - bit of
1 x Mahogany drop leaf table (square - perfect for cards or a sewing
Various strong large tables (dining and kitchen)
One veneer table large for a Site office/back verandah -old and reasonably
1 x round Mahogany (1.25) - dining table.
1 x Humungous Heavy Dining Room table (Cottage style - very heavy).
In fact - tables for Africa!!  (these tables do not have chairs.

Tables with chairs :
1 x Old shaped Table (very good wood - not sure of type) - with 6 Oak
chairs (colours matching fine).
1 x Antique round dining room table with 5 chairs (large).
1 x Burmese teak table with 4 chairs - a beauty and very beautifully
1 x Petrol lawnmower FROM GERMANY.
1 x electric lawnmower (field flight).
Set of (metal) garden table with 4 chairs.
2 x garden chairs metal with 2x small side tables.
9 Plastic garden chairs excellent condition.
3 Garden benches (rustic type).
1 x Garden Bench PICNIC STYLE.
Steel Lounger - A true beauty ! (No cushions).
1 x Single Bed - base and mattress (mint condition) plus headboard covered
in draylon.
1 x double mattress.
2 x 3/4 beds in really good condition.
Bunk beds with mattresses.  Can be used as a unit or the 2 beds

Some computer desks without drawers - great size enough space for
printer, scanner etc.
Computer trolley for top of desk or to be used on the side.
Various smalls: too many to list.
Lots of Kenwood parts - come and scrounge.
2 x watercolour paintings.
Cups and saucers 2/3 sets.
2 x sets coffee cups small and beautiful.
Glasses galore.
Oldish Dinner service - not the full set.

(Just down the road from Reps Theatre, and the same road as the Trauma

Wilma 091 237 216


1.10 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/11/05)

2 Man tent with stretcher
Satellite dish

2 work benches
1 metal shelve (+ 3m long, 2 m high, 1/4 m wide)
1 metal folding table

2nd Hand domestic sewing machines + spares
1 boot sewing machine

 1 Dining room suite wrought iron with formica top
2 Sets of draws (4 or 5)
1 Linen cupboard
2 Wardrobes different sizes
1 Single bed
1 small office desk with 3 draws
1 Kudu horn lamp and shade
Various sets of shelves, wood covered with formica
1 Tea set
+15 years of readers digests approx 180 copies in good condition

Please call Grace or Steve, Ruwa 073 2847/2850 or 023 516 290


1.11 For Sale (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

14KGS AND 1 X 4.5KGS.

$25 000 000.00 O.N.C.O.

 Please call Shelley on 490684 or 091 264361


1.12 (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

Haddow House Coffee Shop and Shopping Centre
· Santa will be visiting the Rabbits every day this December from 10am to
· A jumping castle will be in the garden every Thurs, Fri, Sat.
· Wonderful Christmas gifts are available at Stable Mates and Galloping
· It's a great outing for the whole family.
Location: 10 East Road Belgravia, tel: 733405 or 726954.


1.13 For Sale (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

1) Full sized pin pong tables and trestles.  Z$ 12, 000,000 delivered
2) Children's coloured chairs.  Z$ 250,000 each


1.14 Plants for Sale (Ad inserted 01/11/05)


Now that the weather has warmed up and the rains are now here, it's time to
garden again! For a variety of FERNS, PINK ARUMS & various other plants
visit FERNATIC Nursery on Crowhill Road. (1,8km past the Brooke on the left
just after Hoggerty Hill Drive.)

8-12noon, 3-6pm. Closed Sundays


1.15 PIANO FOR SALE (Ad inserted 02/11/05)

J & J HOPKINSON walnut upright piano for sale.  $50 million.  Just been
tuned and serviced.  Anyone interested please phone Mandy Gilmour 011
204680 or 069 3878.


1.16 BOOKS FOR SALE (Ad inserted 16/11/05)


FIRST EDITION .............FIRST EDITION.........................FIRST
EDITION hard cover

Pensioner wanting to sell the above.

Would like to get as close to shop price (which is $2.500,000) as you are
willing to offer. Highest offer will secure. Pse contact Wilma/Hirell on
302081 or Wilma on 091 237216.

We are not taking commission on this - it is sale is for a retired


Perhaps a good idea for an Xmas present for a special person?


1.17 For Sale (Ad inserted 17/11/05)

Farm Chemicals FOR SALE -
ROUND - UP - 2 x 20 ltrs & 1 x 25ltrs (NEW)

Please phone 499790 or 091 308903
or email


1.18 For Sale (Ad inserted 17/11/05)

Submersible Pumps (0.25KW - 4KW) $13 million upwards
Booster Pumps (0.37KW - 1.1KW) $6 million upwards
Water Pumps (Petrol) $30 million upwards
Generators(KIPOR 5.5KVA petrol or diesel) $140 million, $150 million
Lawn Mower (Petrol) $45 million
Knapsacks $3.5 million

Phone Carrie
Email -
Mobile + 263 91 206558
Tel/Fax + 263 4 495 433


1.19 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/11/05)

1) 40 ha Valley Centre Pivot, c/w Fertigation Unit.
2) 1 x Electric Baling Press, c/w Baling Box
3) 1 x Scrap cleaner / Shaker / Grader - suitable Grass seed, Soyas, Maize,
Wheat etc.
4) MacAdams Bakery equipment including:-
Model 120 Dough Mixer
 Dough piece Moulder
 Bread Slicer
 Pan trollies c/w pans (Falcon 3)
 Confectionery Trollies and Trays
5) 600 Plastic Bread trays - suitable Bread or Vegetable display and

Contact:- - phone 091-231393


1.20 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/11/05)

Vagabond for sale. Only 500 hours. In sheds at LLA. 190 OMC Inboard. Only
$200,000,000 ONO

Ph: (07) 4957 2381
Fax: (07) 4951 1167


1.21 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/11/05)

Eucalyptus Grandis Seedlings from Seed Orchard Seed, Chaddesley Forest
Nursery, Ruwa.

Tel: 073-2566 or email:


1.22 Miscellaneous For Sale (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

§ Plumbers vice
§ Compressor (0,100m³ capacity - working pressure 1034KPA)
§ Sea Glyder boat (18½ ft)
§ 63.5mm x 127mm x 6mm x 10metre channel iron
§ Swimming pool filter, pump & motor (.56KW)
§ 16-disk rome harrow
§ Bain mower machine
§ 10 000 litre plastic diesel tank
§ Telefunken Stereo (3 DISC CD changer & tape deck)
§ 25 x school desks (all- in-one bench & desk- would also be
suitable for canteen)

All above goods priced at highest offer.

§ 74 lengths Irrigation pipes x 4" (main line)
§ 30 x irrigation hydrants x 4" (main line)
§ Assortment 4" fittings for irrigation pipe main line
§ 61 x 3" spray line (plain)
§ 40 x 3" riser pipes
§ 4 x 9m x 3" plain pipes
§ 7 x 1m x 3" riser pipes
§ Assortment 3" fittings for
§ 90 lengths 6" main line (plain & hydrants)

Please phone: 091270159 / 04 494556 (evenings) 091353045


1.23 Fuel for Sale (Ad inserted 29/11/05)

We are looking for 3 people to share a 200L DRUM of petrol :

(We will buy 60L WHICH LEAVES 140L for 1/2/3 other people to join us.)

We are buying from a REPUTABLE petrol dealer and they quoted us $90,000
per litre in Zim Dollars.  This price will be confirmed on Thursday of this
week when we can phone him and he will tell us whether the petrol has come
through the border.


Please phone Wilma/Hirell if you want to share with us and we will give
you the details

302081 (W)
091 237216
332459 (H)


1.24 For Sale (Ad inserted 29/11/05)


"Fabric Flaire" very well stocked business selling materials and
haberdashery, the only one in the town of Paulpietersburg. Situated on the
main street, very good clientele, loads of parking.  3 hours from Durban,
1&1/2hrs from Ermalo. Owner wishing to retire.  R1,000,000.00 walk in walk

Contact number (034) 9951558 between 8.30am and 4.30pm daily.




2.1 Car Wanted to Buy (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

Urgently seeking to purchase reliable low mileage car either Toyota
Corolla/Camry,Mazda Familia or anything similar.

Please email or phone 091606212


2.2 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

I am looking for a transporter to carry a 20 ft container of about 8 tons
to Tanga Tanzania from Harare. I am also looking to buy three strong heavy
duty 2.7 M grass slashers (for continual daily use) and two heavy duty 2.5
M tandem disc harrows for export to Tanzania.



2.3 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/11/05)

Unattached male companion (not for marriage).  He must be decent, patient,
healthy and good humoured.  Someone who loves Zimbabwe, wildlife and wild
places.  I am a 60 something, healthy, energetic female who enjoys life and
adventures and wants someone to share this with me occasionally.
Alcoholics, pot-bellied grumpy old skabangas need not apply.  Please
contact JAG office.


2.4 Pets (Ad inserted 29/11/05)

Wanted a PERSIAN CROSS KITTEN..  As long as it is fluffy we'd love to have
Contact: 073-2317 Debbie on 091314285 or 011 603762


2.5 Pets (Ad inserted 11/11/05)

Wanted: a large breed bitch puppy or possibly a mature bitch, but
preferably not Rottweiler.
Contact Jocelyn Ricquebourg 04-344009 or Cell 011-406611


2.6 Pets - Home Wanted - (Ad inserted 22/11/05)

We are looking for a home for our 9 month old dog.  He is a blue-heeler
cross staffie and has been neutered.  He is good with children and loves
life to the full but, being an Australian sheep dog type, he needs a
companion & space (preferably a farm) to run & be active.  If you are
interested in meeting "Blue" please contact Peta Beattie on 882707 or
091226191 or


2.7 Pets - Home Wanted - (Ad inserted 04/11/05)

Two Jack Russells looking for kind and loving home. Tiger and Tina both 6
years. House trained, good little watchdogs. Owner can't keep them as he
has moved into a flat. Tel Michelle on 884294 or e-mail


2.8 Pets - Home Wanted - (Ad inserted 04/11/05)

Home wanted for young dog with super nature. He is about 18 months and is a
boerbull/Labrador, cream in colour. Found abandoned, longing to be loved.
Tel Michelle on 884294 or e-mail


2.9 Pets - Home Wanted - (Ad inserted 21/11/05)

Fox Terrier Lovers. Super little bitch 'Heidi' looking for good home,
lovely nature. 5 years. Tel Michelle on 884294 or e-mail leaving end November so URGENT.


2.10 Wanted (Ad inserted 14/11/05)

Piranha Fisherman or similar with 85hp Yamaha.  Also looking for a separate

250mm VJ couplings for ac pipe


TESS KAGELER 011 607466 ; 302909; or


2.11 Wanted (Ad inserted 15/11/05)


Greenhouse plastic, any size, used, less than 2 years old


cell; 011 717975


2.12 (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

WANTED.  Cattle salt.


2.13 (Ad inserted 17/11/05)

Second hand Fax Machine.
Please phone Richard on 091-239966 / 04 481072 or email


2.14 Wanted to Buy (Ad inserted 24/11/05)

Would like to buy before Xmas: 2 single bed mattresses and 1 kitchen
cupboard/unit for farm employees.

Phone I. Boye Bulawayo 285330 or 091215879 or


2.15 Wanted (Ad inserted 29/11/05)

Wanted urgently for the JAG office:

1 small fridge - to loan or to buy.
2 cellphone lines (preferably 011 and 091 contract lines).


2.16 Bicycles wanted (Ad inserted 29/11/05)

Wanted for Christmas:
3 mountain bikes for children ranging from ages 11 - 14.

Please contact the JAG office.




3.1 Accommodation offered (Ad inserted 01/11/05)

Cute house in Imbeza Valley, Mutare for rent.  Would suit a person who
wants to grow stuff and chill. Please make contact through this email


3.2 Accommodation offered (Ad inserted 04/11/05)

Free Accommodation offered to displaced farmers - 16km from Mutare on main
Vumba Rd.

Contact: Colleen Taylor
c/o Leopard Rock Hotel 020-60115
Home 020-81061


3.3 Accommodation offered (Ad inserted 11/11/05)

Two bedroom garden flat, Greendale, easy walking to shops, with carport,
available end of November.  Please phone Mr Wallis 023894597.


3.4 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 22/11/05)

Single mom with one child looking for a secure, affordable two bedroomed
cottage in the Borrowdale/Ballantyne Park area.
Contact: Anthea 091 261 741


3.5 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 21/11/05)

Ex-farming family desperately seeking a house to rent - preferably in the
Chisipite/Ballantyne Park/Mandara side (near Chisipite Senior School).  We
need a 4 bedroomed house, with an additional office/studio, and preferably
a pool. We have 3 girls, aged 13, 10 and 8 years. We don't have dogs. We
are hoping to lease for at least a year.

Tel : Home +263-4-498292, Work (Jo) +263-4-490718
Cells : +263(0)23411377, +263(0)23401822
Fax : +263-4-494375
Email :


3.6 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 26/10/05)

Looking for affordable accommodation from the end of December. A cottage,
small house or garden flat (in good condition, child friendly environment).
To be occupied by a couple with a child and four kittens/cats. Please
contact Carmen Van Wyk on 091 615 656 or (work) 575 431-3.


3.7 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 01/11/05)


3.8 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 11/11/05)

Small house or cottage.  Preferably with own entrance and garden & good
security. Suitable for young married couple with dogs. Areas:
Borrowdale/Greystone park/Glen Lorne/Helensvale or close. Unfurnished.
Needed from beginning of January.
CONTACT or phone 091208836 or 091289345.


3.9 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 24/11/05)

Single professional male 24 seeks cottage with 1 or 2 rooms for 1 Dec 2005,
own bath and toilet. Stays with brother 21 who is at UZ. Long lease an
advantage. Rent offer up to 7m neg.  Please call/text Bevan on
091882863/Transaction Technologies 309800-19 or Ian 023244409.


3.10 Accomodation Wanted (Ad inserted 24/11/05)

Mature male seeking one bedroomed flat in Highlands, Borrowdale, Glen
Lorne, Chisipite, Greendale etc. Married but family stays out of town. Long
lease. Contact 011433588




4.1 HOLIDAYS (Ad inserted 28/11/05)

Savuli Safari, self catering chalets in the heart of the Save Valley
Conservancy. Game watching, fishing, horse riding, canoeing, walking trails
and 4x4 hire.  Camp fully kitted including cook and fridges.  Just bring
your food, drinks and relax.  $750 000 pppn, 1/2 U/12.  Booking at
Off2Africa, phone 498480, or 091-943195 email: or
direct 091 631 556 or
John Tayler
Singisi Farm
Pvt. Bag 7011

4.2 Ad inserted 01/11/05

With the weather now nice and hot, it is time to go up to Kariba! Book for
this ideal family holiday now, especially if you like to catch a fish!
(Xmas & New Year full, sorry)
Contact for more info today!




5.1 (Ad inserted 29/11/05)

Do you dread the thought of holding your child's party?
Do you have nowhere to hold a party?
Do you have no time to plan and hold a party?

Your problems have ended!

Penny and Shelley will organize everything for your child's party.

Theme parties could include :
Transport, Space, Animals, Noah's Arc, Barbie, Spider Man, Barney,
Insects,Winnie the Pooh, Toy Box, The Sky, etc.

We can have it in a garden, at Safety Sam, etc, provide ponies, jumping
castles, slippery slides, games, individual eats, group eats, painting or
craft parties where your children can all create something to take home.

Call Shelley now on 091 264361 or 490684
Or Penny on 091 237434 or 336955


5.2 (Ad inserted 23/11/05)


Zimbabwe's most sought after Xmas present this year will be a "shopping"
bag decorated by one of the country's top artists. Daryl Nero, Sheena
Chadwick, Charles Kamangwana, Kate Raath, Chiko Chazunguza and a host of
others have agreed to decorate sturdy canvas bags for The Friends of the
Gallery to raise funds towards adding to the permanent collection of the
National Gallery and the Spinal Injuries Association.

These beautiful bags will be auctioned at a reception at the French
Ambassador's residence on Thursday 1st December at 5:30pm. If you would
like to attend this prestigious event at a cost of $150 000 per person,
please contact Patience Shoko at the National Gallery in Harare on 704666/7
Monday - Friday between 9 and 4 to secure your ticket.


5.3 (Ad inserted 14/11/05) Care Management Services.  Formerly called
"Substitute Daughter."

Have you left Zim? Are worried about a remaining relative? For a modest fee
our service will monitor the well being - physical, mental and emotional -
of those
who might be in need. The service is run by qualified, experienced,
registered nurses of "the old school". We ensure that health needs are
being met and that if your relative needs any other sort of care -
nursing, financial services, transport, domestic aid, medical visits
etc... - we will arrange for these needs to be met. We visit regularly and
keep you informed with reliable, accurate reports of all developments. 24
hour call available.

Want to know more? e-mail:
Ph.: 00-263-4- 302518 (after hours) or 00-263-91-603621.

References will be supplied on request.
Margaret Low. SRN. SCM.


5.4 (Ad inserted 11/11/05)

Harare SPCA Boarding Kennels

Harare SPCA is under new management.  Mrs Mary Toet is the Administrator
and Mrs Yvonne Rose (ex Mutare SPCA) is the Animal Welfare Officer.

We have recently consolidated our operations, and constructed some new
kennels at the Boarding Kennels Site.  With these now complete, we can now
reoffer a boarding service for dogs, and will be open for business on 1
December, in time for the Christmas holidays.

Please phone 576356/7 for details and bookings.


5.5 (Ad inserted 11/11/05)

Harare SPCA Charity Shop

The Charity Shop is still operative, but needs stock urgently.  As I live
just off Ridgeway North I am in a position to be able to collect to take
delivery of goods which can include virtually anything and everything.

Harare SPCA is under new management and as a result it has undergone a
considerable change for the better, and we feel that our service to animal
welfare is now worthy of the aims of the SPCA.

We would be grateful for any donations of any kind to help us keep going.
Funding is an eternal problem, as sadly we are all too aware.

Vicki Campbell (Treasurer)
Phone: 851115 Cell 091 256554


5.6 (Ad inserted 26/10/05)

ZEB Water Back-up Systems

Tired of erratic, unreliable water supplies or low water pressure? Invest
in a reliable water back-up system.  We supply, install and maintain water
back-up systems to all areas in and around Harare.

if you have been off municipal for some time!

For more information please contact us on 011-424712 or 011-806525 e-mail


5.7 Ad inserted 26/10/05

Oxford IT
A leading IT professional recruitment firm, with specialized staff, are
ready to meet your recruitment needs.  Give us a call today to secure top
calibre personnel for all your IT requirements.

Don't Hesitate - IniTiate!

Call : Monique Fachet or Melissa Ricardo on 309274 (Direct) or via
Switchboard on 309800 - 17 (Ext 270 or 272)

Oxford IT
Agriculture House
South East Wing
Cnr Adylinn Road/Marlborough Drive


5.8 (Ad inserted 15/11/05)





CONTACT: 882511, 091 261 741 or 011 420 003


JAG Hotlines:
+263 (011) 205 374 If you are in trouble or need advice,
 please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!
+263 (04) 799 410 Office Lines
To advertise (JAG Members): Please email classifieds to: with
subject "Classifieds".

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Board finally meets as crisis grows

Steven Price

November 30, 2005

The board of Zimbabwe Cricket should finally meet on Saturday in Harare to
discuss a number of issues which might culminate in the appointment of a new
captain and new selection panel.

The board, headed by beleaguered chairman Peter Chingoka, has not met since
September 12 when it briefly convened in Bulawayo following the annual
general meeting held earlier in the day. That meeting has since been
declared null and void as only seven out of the 12 members attended and
therefore did not constitute a quorum in terms of the organisation's

It is not yet clear whether all the members will turn up this time as a
number of them have refused to attend meetings called by Chingoka as part of
the ongoing row blighting the game.

A new captain is expected to be announced following the retirement of
Tatenda Taibu last week. Allrounder Andy Blignaut, currently playing
franchise cricket for Highveld Lions in South Africa, is favourite, although
he blotted his copybook somewhat when he joined the strike in 2004, and
top-order batsman Hamilton Masakadza is also in the frame.

A fresh selection panel should also be unveiled. A new panel was named at
the illegal September 12 meeting, comprising Bruce Makovah (convener), Ethan
Dube, Macsood Ebrahim and Robin Brown, but they never assumed their duties
and the old panel, led by Ebrahim with Dube and Richard Kaschula, selected
the squads for the two Tests against India. As things stand, the selectors
won't have too much to do as almost all the country's players have said they
will refuse to play while Chingoka remains.

The board is also expected to clarify the status of former national coach
Phil Simmons who was sacked in August following Zimbabwe's dismal showing in
the two Tests against New Zealand. It subsequently emerged that Simmons's
dismissal was probably unconstitutional as it was made by senior board
officials rather than the board as a whole. That led to Simmons taking ZC to
court for unfair dismissal.

Whatever happens, the meeting will be overshadowed by the escalating crisis
engulfing the game, and the ongoing investigations by the Sports and
Recreation Commission and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

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