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Zimbabwe business leaders want wholesale devaluation of currency

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      HARARE - Zimbabwe business leaders want Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ)
governor Gideon Gono to devalue the local dollar by almost 100 percent when
he announces his monetary policy review statement next week.

      The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries, regarded as the voice of
business in the country, also wants Gono to reintroduce a two tier exchange
rate system for exporters as part of drastic changes it says could stimulate
an export-led economic recovery for Zimbabwe.

      Gono presents his monetary policy statement next Monday and is
expected to announce steps to contain inflation at the moment pegged at 1
184.6 percent and a raft of other policy measures aimed at stimulating the
recovery of Zimbabwe's comatose economy.

      In a paper entitled, CZI Input into Fiscal Policy Review July 2006
which was submitted to Gono, the business grouping said: "We recommend that
the country moves back to a two tier system where exporters retain 80
percent for own use and 20 percent is surrendered to government at a
controlled rate.

      "We recommend a controlled rate of 200 000 to the US dollar."

      The controlled official exchange rate for the Zimbabwe dollar against
the American dollar has remained for months fixed at 101 195 to one
greenback, a rate which even senior government officials admit in private is
a gross distortion of the true market value of the ever sliding Zimbabwe

      The Zimbabwe dollar changes hands at anything above 400 000 to the
American unit on the illegal but thriving black-market for foreign currency.
The parallel market is the only sure source of hard cash for most
individuals and businesses.

      The CZI said a two-tier exchange rate system should be brought back as
a transitional measure that would cater for the government's essential
foreign currency requirements while also cushioning exporters who it said
were being severely prejudiced by hyperinflation.

      As the economy recovered with more export earnings generated, the two
tier system could then be phased out, the CZI proposed.

      "As the economy recovers, government revenue will rise sharply and
they will be able to afford to pay market rates for foreign exchange. The
two-tier system can therefore be phased out," the business organisation

      Gono, tasked by President Robert Mugabe to steer Zimbabwe's sinking
economy to safety, was not immediately available for comment on the
recommendations of the business community to drastically knock down the
value of the dollar and to bring back a two-tier exchange rate system.

      The RBZ boss and Mugabe have in the past resisted a wholesale
devaluation of the largely worthless Zimbabwe dollar over fears such a move
could spark massive price increases across the board as the economy is now
chiefly dependent on imports, even for the most basic of commodities that
used to be produced locally.

      Zimbabwe is grappling its worst ever economic crisis marked by
hyperinflation and shortages of fuel, electricity, essential medicines, hard
cash and just about every basic survival commodity.

      The opposition Movement for Democratic Change party and Western
governments blame the crisis on repression and wrong policies by Mugabe such
as his seizure of productive farms from whites for redistribution to
landless blacks.

      The farm seizures destabilised the mainstay agricultural sector and
caused severe food shortages after the government failed to give black
villagers resettled on former white farms skills training and inputs support
to maintain production.

      But Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe since the country's 1980
independence from Britain, denies mismanaging the country and says its
problems are because of economic sabotage by Western governments opposed to
his seizure of white land. - ZimOnline

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Millers hike price of maize-meal

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      HARARE - Zimbabwe millers have hiked the price of the country's main
staple food, maize-meal, by more than 50 percent barely 48 hours after
bakers increased the price of bread also by more than 50 percent, as the
southern African country's economic troubles worsen.

      Echoing the same reasons advanced by bakers when they hiked the price
of bread last Saturday, a senior Millers Association of Zimbabwe (MAZ)
official blamed the Tuesday price increases on spiralling costs of
production especially the cost of packaging for grain which he said had gone
up by 100 percent.

      The official, who did not want to be named because he was not
authorised by his association to discuss the matter, said a 92 percent
salary increase recently awarded milling industry workers had also put
immense pressure on milling firms, forcing them to hike prices in order to
remain afloat.

      "Packaging has gone up by 100 percent because of increases in imported
raw materials while labour charges have increased by 92 percent," said the
MAZ official.

      A 10kg bag of economy grade maize-meal or roller meal, which
previously retailed at Z$220 000 now sells for $385 000 while the same
packet of super refined maize-meal is now priced at $585 000 up from $385

      The prices of maize-meal that are legally are controlled by the
government were already many times more than state gazetted prices even
before the latest hikes. For example, a 10kg bag of economy grade maize meal
was officially marked at $181 000.

      It was not possible last night to get an immediate reaction from the
Ministry of Industry and Trade which must sanction increases in the price of

      The hikes in prices of basic commodities such as maize-meal and bread
is sure to spur on inflation in Zimbabwe, which  is already the highest in
the world at 1 184.6 percent.

      The latest round of price increases in the price of staple foods also
significantly comes at a time President Robert Mugabe's government claims
food is abundant in Zimbabwe after a bumper harvest last season.

      Data supplied by independent assessors however shows that Zimbabwe
will again require assistance this year from international food agencies
because it did not harvest enough food.

      Zimbabwe, once a regional breadbasket, has suffered from severe food
shortages since Mugabe disrupted the mainstay agriculture sector through his
controversial seizure of white-owned farms for redistribution to landless
blacks over the past six years.

      But the black villagers resettled on former white farms have failed to
maintain production because the government did not provide them with skills
training and inputs support.  - ZimOnline

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Zimbabwe government minister out of jail on bail

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      HARARE - Zimbabwe deputy Information Minister Bright Matonga was last
night released from jail on a bail of Z$15 million.

      Matonga, also a Member of Parliament for President Robert Mugabe's
ruling ZANU PF party, was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly soliciting
bribes while still at the helm of the state-owned Zimbabwe United Passenger
Company (ZUPCO) bus company.

      He was arrested together with former ZUPCO board chairman Charles
Nherera who was also released last night after paying $15 million in bail.

      The two men, who were ordered to return to court on August 9, were
asked to surrender their passports and to report to the police three times a
week as part of their bail conditions.

      In addition, they were also asked to remain at their present
residences with Matonga remaining at his Chigwell farm near Chegutu town
while Nherera will remain at his Harare house.

      Matonga - who was ZUPCO chief executive officer - and Nherera
allegedly demanded about US$85 000 from bus supplier, Gift Investments, as
an inducement for them to award the company a tender to supply buses to the
state transport firm.

      Nherera has already been dragged to court over the allegations. He is
denying the charge.

      Several of Mugabe's ministers and government officials including his
former finance minister Chris Kuruneri have been dragged before the courts
on various charges of corruption. - ZimOnline

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As a matter of fact

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      JOHANNESBURG - On July 21, 2006, ZimOnline published a story alleging
that the Zimbabwean government had directed Goal Zimbabwe, a
non-governmental organisation operating in the country, to stop a
supplementary feeding programme for school children in the district of
Hurungwe in Mashonaland West province.

      It has since come to our attention that while Goal Zimbabwe is indeed
winding up the feeding programme, it is entirely untrue that the
organisation is doing so at the orders of the government.

      The decision to discontinue the feeding programme was made by Goal
Zimbabwe without any pressure or influence whatsoever from the government.

      We wish to apologise for the obvious inconvenience caused to Goal
Zimbabwe and to the government of Zimbabwe as a result of our erroneous
report. We also wish to apologise to Ms Pamela Muzenda, an official at Goal
Zimbabwe, who we erroneously quoted confirming part of our story. - Editor

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Lawyers want Mugabe ally removed from remand

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      HARARE - Lawyers representing one of Zimbabwe's richest businessman,
John Breenkamp, accused of violating the country's citizenship laws, say
they will "soon" apply to court to have him removed from remand.

      Removal from remand would virtually mean the charges against
Bredenkamp fall off although the state could still summon the businessman to
court if it finds new evidence against him.

      Bredenkamp's lawyer, Eric Matinenga, told ZimOnline yesterday that he
had already met state prosecutors to inform them of his decision to contest
the businessman's remand.

      "I went to court today (Wednesday) to advise the court officials on
the pending application for refusal of remand. I did not make the
application today but I will make it soon," said Matinenga.

      Bredenkamp, who is said to have close ties to President Robert Mugabe
and his ZANU PF party, was arrested last Friday for allegedly being in
possession of a Zimbabwean as well as a South African passport.

      The Citizenship Act bars Zimbabweans from holding the passport of
another country without special permission from the government.

      The business tycoon was remanded out of custody to 8 August after
paying Z$5 million bail.

      Bredenkamp is regarded in Zimbabwe's political circles as more closer
to former parliamentary speaker Emmerson Mnangagwa who is involved in a
mortal fight with a rival ZANU PF faction to succeed Mugabe.

      Mnangagwa was for many years regarded as heir apparent to Mugabe but
was last year sidelined at the eleventh hour when the veteran leader
handpicked Joice Mujuru to the posts of second Vice-President of ZANU PF and
the government.

      The positions place Mujuru, wife of powerful retired army general
Solomon Mujuru, a step ahead to succeed Mugabe when he and first
Vice-President Joseph Msika step down as expected in 2008.

      Some analysts believe the targeting of Bredenkamp, who the authorities
have always known held two passports, could be part of the power struggles
between the Mnangagwa and Mujuru factions. - ZimOnline

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Judgment in trial of Botswana journalists reserved

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      PLUMTREE - A Zimbabwean magistrate's court on Wednesday reserved
judgment in the trial of two Botswana Television (BTV) journalists, Beauty
Mokoba and Koketso Seofela, for allegedly violating the country's Press and
immigration laws.

      The court sitting in Plumtree town on Zimbabwe's border with Botswana
said it will rule on the matter on September 5.

      The two journalists were arrested in Zimbabwe last April for allegedly
entering the country illegally and working as journalists without
accreditation from the Media and Information Commission (MIC), as prescribed
under Harare's tough media laws.

      The journalists, who entered Zimbabwe to follow up a story on the
outbreak of the foot-and-mouth cattle disease along the two countries'
frontier, face up to two years in jail if found guilty of working as
journalists without being accredited. - ZimOnline

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Opposition politician removed from remand

Zim Online

Thu 27 July 2006

      BULAWAYO - A Zimbabwean magistrate on Wednesday removed from remand an
opposition politician, Paul Siwela and political activist Jethro Mkhwananzi,
who were being accused of inciting people to rise against President Robert

      Earlier this week, Bulawayo lawyer Nicholas Mathonsi, applied to have
the two politicians removed from remand arguing that the state had taken too
long to bring the accused for trial.

      But the magistrate Jennifer Chikate had rejected the application
saying she needed more time to consider the matter. Yesterday, the
magistrate removed the duo from remand saying the state will now proceed by
way of summons against the two politicians.

      Siwela, who is the president of the little-known Zimbabwe African
People's Union (ZAPU) party and Mkhwananzi, were arrested in 2004 for
violating the Public Order and Security Act (POSA) after they allegedly
urged people at a public meeting in Bulawayo to rise against Mugabe.

      The two said Mugabe should be kicked out of office for butchering
about 20 000 minority Ndebeles in the early 1980s during an operation to
crush an armed insurrection by former soldiers aligned to the late
nationalist Joshua Nkomo.

      Human rights groups and opposition parties in Zimbabwe have often
accused Mugabe of using the tough security laws to stifle political dissent
in the country. - ZimOnline

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Zimbabwe corruption drive seen lukewarm


By Stella Mapenzauswa
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe has arrested a senior government official hours
after President Robert Mugabe vowed to tighten the screw against corruption,
but analysts were sceptical this signalled a serious clampdown.

Police were holding deputy information minister Bright Matonga on Wednesday,
a day after he was arrested on corruption charges linked to the purchase of
buses while he was chief executive officer at state passenger transport
company ZUPCO.

Matonga's arrest came just hours after Mugabe told parliament that
corruption posed a serious threat to his government's efforts to resuscitate
an economy now in its eighth year of recession, which critics blame on state

Mugabe said no one would be exempt from a crackdown on a scourge he said had
"the potential to undermine the very foundations of the country's
socio-economic development and, as such, constitutes a potent threat to
national well-being".

But analysts said Matonga was only one of dozens of senior government and
ZANU-PF officials implicated in graft over the past few years and many have
escaped prosecution.

"There's a semblance of seriousness against corruption right now but it is
looking too little to late and it is still more of a bark than a real bite,"
said political scientist John Makumbe, a lecturer at the University of

In February central bank Governor Gideon Gono said rampant corruption was
overtaking inflation as the country's number one enemy, weighing on an
economy saddled with 4-digit inflation.

"A lot of the individuals who have managed to survive in this country have
largely done so through graft. Corruption is spiriting away something like
40 to 50 percent of the country's gross domestic product," said Makumbe, a
former chairman of anti-graft lobby Transparency International Zimbabwe.

On Tuesday Mugabe said parliament, in which his ruling ZANU-PF party enjoys
a comfortable majority, would in coming months strengthen Zimbabwe's
anti-corruption laws.

Over the past two years, Zimbabwe's police have arrested dozens of
businessmen, mainly on charges of illegal dealings in foreign currency and
defrauding bank depositors, but critics say the drive has largely ignored
the rot within government.

"The anti-corruption drive has been very selective (and) my feeling is that
there is more talk rather than action," said leading private economist Eric

Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980, has in the past
accused the former colonial ruler of spearheading a campaign to sabotage
Zimbabwe's economy.

(Additional reporting by MacDonald Dzirutwe)

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Outrage over Mugabe's extravagance as parliament opens

      By Tererai Karimakwenda

      26 July 2006
      In a report about the opening of the Zimbabwe parliament on Tuesday,
The Scotsman newspaper in the UK said: "When in doubt, decorate." This was
in reference to the expensive new decor in parliament that has been
criticised by Zimbabweans who watched Robert Mugabe address the opening of
the new session of parliament on state television. The lavish new design was
described as "cultural" by the state media, but our correspondent Simon
Muchemwa told us ordinary Zimbabweans were angered by the extravagant
amounts of money spent on redecorating while they starve. The new look
parliament now features a royal chair for Robert Mugabe that is covered in
leopard skin. Huge ivory tusks are on each side of this throne and stuffed
animal heads hang on the wall. A chair for his wife Grace floats over zebra

      Mugabe's arrival at parliament also showed off some new toys purchased
for his huge entourage. In a statement released Wednesday, Nelson Chamisa,
spokesman for the Tsvangirai MDC said: " The regime showed its affinity for
opulence in a sea of national poverty when Mugabe and his entourage arrived
with new, state-of-the-art BMW motorbikes. The regime's frenetic love for
grandeur, which is typical of all dictators, has become legendary and it is
unthinkable how he could afford to import over 15 lavish motorbikes when
Zimbabweans have no food."

      Criticism of the ruling party's extravagance in the midst of an
economic crisis is nothing new. And Mugabe's continued failure to take some
responsibility for destroying the nation and his tendency to blame outside
forces have become a redundant feature of the parliamentary speeches he
makes every year. As a result, critics say he has gone from a highly
respected African leader and become the typical evil dictator with expensive
tastes overseeing a failed nation.

      In his speech on Tuesday Mugabe again blasted the British government
and western powers. He said: "It is refreshing that the world has now become
fully aware of the dishonest and hypocritical anti-Zimbabwe strategy of the
British government." Mugabe also repeated his claims that it is sanctions
imposed by these outside forces that have caused the deterioration of the
nation. He has never publicly admitted that the so-called sanctions are
actually targeted sanctions placed on him, his family and members of his
regime. Closer to home, Mugabe made more false claims about agriculture,
saying good rains would help the failed sector rebound. He admitted that
rising inflation was "worrisome" but did not seem to have a plan to "tame
the monster" as he claimed he was determined to do.

      Regarding the opposition, Mugabe again warned MDC led by Morgan
Tsvangirai against organising any mass protests. He said: "They should be
warned that the forces of law and order will not hesitate to deal firmly
with all those who have made violence their culture." But all the MDC MPs
from the Tsvangirai camp had boycotted the session, saying Mugabe is not the
legitimate leader of the nation.

      SW Radio Africa Zimbabwe news

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Britain Signals Conditions For Engaging With Zimbabwe Mediator Mkapa


By Carole Gombakomba
      26 July 2006

A British cabinet member has said London would welcome mediation between the
U.K. and Zimbabwe by former president Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania if he can
convince President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe to make changes in his

The statement of Britain's position on Mkapa's role as mediator, handed to
him during the African Union summit in early July, emerged in question
period in the British House of Commons late Tuesday and came from Trade
Minister Ian McCartney.The minister quickly added that Mkapa has yet to make
representations to London as to the talks sought by Mr. Mugabe nor has he
sought British support in his assignment.

Labor member of parliament Kate Hoey, who has been outspoken on the Zimbabwe
crisis, put the question to the government bench, declaring that Mkapa "has
merely been a stooge of Mugabe" so his mediation would only serve Mr.
Mugabe's aims.

McCartney answered that London is concerned about the "lack of real
 progress" in Zimbabwe, adding that "the sooner we get international
action...the better."

Mr. Mugabe sought bilateral discussions with Britain, maintaining that
British sanctions had been imposed in response to Zimbabwe's land reform
program and had caused the collapse of the country's economy. British
officials responded that talks were not necessary because Harare's policies
had led to the economic meltdown in which output has collapsed and inflation
has surged to the vicinity of 1,200%.

The exchange in the House of Commons came only hours after Mr. Mugabe
bitterly denounced what he charged was the British government's "dishonest
and hypocritical anti-Zimbabwe strategy" of undermining his economy aiming
to overturn his rule. The president's speech was delivered at the opening of
a new parliamentary session.

Reporter Carole Gombakomba of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe sought perspective
on the hesitant diplomacy between Harare and London from commentator Phillip
Pasirayi, a Zimbabwean pursuing advanced studies at Lancaster University,

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Ruralisation is the new trend

[ This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

HARARE, 26 Jul 2006 (IRIN) - In most countries the problem is how to deal
with the pressures of rural-urban migration; in Zimbabwe the opposite is the
case as city folk head to the countryside to escape the rocketing cost of

The government's three-month urban cleanup campaign, Operation Murambatsvina
('Drive out filth'), bulldozed houses and market stalls deemed "illegal
structures" last year, affecting over 700,000 people.

As a result of the mass demolitions, the cost of rentals in the
working-class suburbs of the capital, Harare, shot up. But it is not just
the price of accomodation; with an inflation rate of 1,200 percent, most
people struggle to make ends meet, even those lucky enough to be in formal

For a growing number of Zimbabweans the solution seems to be to try and make
a fresh start in the rural areas, where life is cheaper.

Tsitsi Moyo used to live in the high-density suburb of Kambuzuma, and earned
a living selling fruit and vegetables. "I had bought a piece of land under a
council-sanctioned housing scheme and managed to build a house for myself
and my three children," she told IRIN.

But it was deemed illegal by the local authorities and in May last year it
was demolished. "As a widow, life was already difficult for me, but when my
house was brought down, I realised that I would not be able to fend for
myself and my children. A friend advised me to buy a piece of land in the
rural areas just outside Harare."

Moyo relocated to Matope village in Goromonzi district, 50km northeast of
Harare. A year later she has set herself up with a patch of land and a
vegetable garden, and two moderately sized huts that serve as a cooking and
living area, and bedrooms.

With her children attending a school in the village, she is able to
concentrate on her new source of income as a cross-border trader. She buys
groceries in South Africa, Zambia and Botswana for resale in Zimbabwe, where
they are either unavailable or too expensive.

It has been difficult for Tsitsi and her children to adjust to a new life in
the village, but she has found it much cheaper: fresh vegetables are
plentiful and meat is affordable.

She does not feel alone in her new rural home. "There are thousands of
people who have moved into this place from Harare since last year. We have
naturally tended to stick together because we sense the locals are not
comfortable with our presence here," and "some of the people who now live
here have respectable jobs in Harare but prefer to live here, as they don't
have to pay rentals".

But all is not well with her rural neighbours. Thomas Matope, headman of
Matope village, admitted there were tensions between the "foreigners" and
the community. "Thousands of people from Harare have settled in the district
and this is causing a clash of cultures. Since they started settling in our
district, we have seen an increase in cases of theft, prostitution and
public violence."

Many of the new arrivals have built homes, but do not farm. "It is easy to
lay the blame on the new settlers because they don't have land on which to
grow vegetables and raise chickens and goats, and I suspect they are
responsible for the thefts that we are experiencing."

The village heads in the district had met and agreed that they should stop
accepting people from Harare wishing to settle in the area. "There is a
general feeling now that these people, who are used to making a quick buck,
could encourage the growth of criminal activities, especially stock-theft,"
Matope said.

"We also have sacred shrines, like some mountains and wetlands, where people
are not supposed to set foot, but some of these new settlers are growing
vegetables on the wetlands, something that locals would not do," he

But Lovemore Mutawara, who doubles as a welder and carpenter at a local
business centre, said while there were some bad apples among the new
arrivals, he had benefited from the influx of people from the city.

"My wife runs a thriving garden and receives a lot of support from the new
settlers, who buy vegetables from her. As a welder and carpenter they have
hired me several times to do some jobs for them - some of them are employed
people and commute to Harare every day, and they have put some money in

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Leave central bank governor alone - Mugabe


          July 26 2006 at 04:22PM

      Harare - Zimbabwe's central bank governor Gideon Gono has become so
unpopular that some ruling party officials want him dead, President Robert
Mugabe was quoted as saying in the Herald newspaper Wednesday.

      Mugabe said Gono's controversial monetary policies, including a fixed
exchange rate, stringent anti-graft measures and large-scale printing of
money, had annoyed some people so much that they wanted to send him to the
next world, the state-controlled newspaper said.

      "Gono, there are some circles that do not love him," Mugabe told
guests at a lunch to mark the opening of the new legislative session on

      The 82-year-old president, however, praised the Reserve Bank of
Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor's policies and said he should be left alone, the
paper said.

      "I am sure that without the work done by the RBZ, we would not be
where we are now," Mugabe said.

      Zimbabwe is mired in its worst economic crisis ever, with annual
inflation at nearly 1 200 percent and critical shortages of foreign
currency, fuel and drugs.

      The central bank chief, who has vowed to turn around the economy, has
fixed the rate of exchange for the US dollar at just over 100 000 Zimbabwe
dollars, but on the thriving parallel market it now fetches around five
times that amount.

      Gono's war on corruption has made him particularly unpopular. On
Tuesday, Zimbabwe's deputy information minister Bright Matonga was arrested
on graft charges related to the acquisition of buses during his time at the
state-run bus company ZUPCO.

      Mugabe said some officials were cheating. "We want a turnaround and
the policy of cheating must stop. We cannot continue cheating each other,"
he said. - Sapa-dpa

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The Zim deportee who explained the secret of quiet diplomacy

Comment from The Cape Times (SA), 26 July

By John Scott

Jonathan Dube-Bananga believes he has finally cottoned on to the secret of
President Mbeki's policy of quiet diplomacy towards Zimbabwe. "I don't know
why I didn't understand it before," he said yesterday. "It's so glaringly
obvious." "Not to me it isn't," I said. "Thabo's quiet diplomacy is more
like the Pink Panther tip-toeing through the Topkapi palace museum at
midnight without setting off the burglar alarms." "That's because you've
never done the South African run," said Jonathan. He explained that the
South African run is what millions of Zimbabweans do to escape the rigours
of life under Robert Mugabe. Jonathan himself had his brick house bulldozed
under Mugabe's cleansing campaign, and then faced imprisonment for hugging
his male cousin in a Harare street. "In terms of new Criminal Law, that's
now an indecent act. So I said bugger me, I'm getting out of the country for
good." He had left several times before, but was always picked up by the
South African authorities and deported back to Zimbabwe.

"I didn't really mind. The train journey is nice, and they fed us well. I
see that it now costs South Africa R75 a day to detain each illegal
immigrant. That's a few million Zim dollars, which is a lot more than the
Zimbabwean government ever spent on me. Then when we reach the border at
Beit Bridge, we get out of the train, wander down the river and cross back
into South Africa. It's just a pity that your authorities want permission to
run the trains deep into Zimbabwe before letting us out, which won't be
quite so convenient, and will mean that several days may pass before we gain
re-entry. The point is even your guys know that for every deportee, who
quickly returns anyway, there are 10 Zimbabweans permanently settled in
South Africa - between three and five million at last estimate. Now do you
see how quiet diplomacy is working?" "Still not a clue, Jonathan."

"Your president is allowing our president to empty Zimbabwe of people. It's
a devilishly clever plan. One of these days, Mugabe will wake up and realise
he has no more opponents to victimise or to spy on or accuse of working for
the British imperialists because they will all be in South Africa. Then
peace will descend on Zimbabwe." "That's brilliant," I agreed. "It also
means that far fewer people will starve under Mugabe. And those who do will
have only themselves to blame for voting for him." "So you see," said
Jonathan, "never underestimate quiet diplomacy." Won't you get into trouble
for allowing me to identify you by name?" I asked. "You can't even joke
about Mugabe now without running the risk of being arrested, not that he had
much of a sense of humour before." "Only if I'm caught and deported again,"
said Jonathan. "But I don't think that will happen. I reckon I've polished
my marble with your government by explaining how its policy of quiet
diplomacy actually works."

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Zimbabwe banks face industrial action threat

New Zimbabwe

By Lebo Nkatazo
Last updated: 07/27/2006 03:01:19
ZIMBABWE faces a banking crisis in August after financial sector workers
threatened industrial action this week.

The Zimbabwe Banks and Allied Workers Union (Zibawu) on Wednesday gave a
14-day notice to the Bank Employers Association of its intentions to stage a
work boycott.

The workers want salary adjustments of up to 1 600 percent in line with
Zimbabwe's runaway inflation of close to 1200%.

Blessing Mujuru, the Zibawu president said in a statement: "This 14 day
notice has been precipitated by the lack of seriousness on the part of the
Bank Employers Association to conclude the collective bargaining process for
salary negotiation.

"We have held a series of meetings from as far back as 8 June 2006 all of
which have been in futility."

The financial sector industry fears the threatened strike by bank workers
could fuel mass withdrawals and reverse the government's attempts to arrest
inflation and suffocate the black market economy.

Zimbabwe's banking industry is already uneasy at the prospect of some banks
being forced to merge or close down due to a central bank directive that
they need to raise a minimum capitalisation of US$10m by September.

The banks were given the deadline last year.

The country's financial sector has been ailing since 2004 when it suffered
its worst crisis which left seven banks under judicial administration and
three financial institutions liquidated.

Three of the banks that had been closed in 2004 reopened in January last
year as part of a new umbrella grouping that the central bank hoped would
help revive the troubled financial sector.

The Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group (ZABG) brought together the Royal, Trust
and Barbican banks and planned to take in more distressed banks. But it has
not really taken off.

Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor Gideon Gono last year warned that more
banks could be incorporated into the ZABG while those which failed to meet
the requirements to join the grouping would be liquidated.

Meanwhile, the September deadline is giving bank officials sleepless nights.

"Most banks are unlikely to meet the September 30 deadline for the minimum
capital requirements," the Bankers' Employers Association warned in a letter
to Zibawu last week.

"Thus, some banks may actually be forced to close or merge with other banks
if they are to survive and retain workers," it said.

While most banks performed well last year, the environment "has deteriorated
significantly" in the first five months of 2006, with the majority posting
heavy losses, the association said.

Only five of Zimbabwe's 18 registered commercial banks have so far raised
the minimum amount required.

Banks say skyrocketing operating costs are outstripping income.

Zimbabwe is in the throes of economic recession characterised by high
inflation, high unemployment and chronic shortages of foreign currency and
basic goods like sugar and the staple cornmeal.

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Full text of Mugabe's speech

Herald, Wednesday, July 26, 2006

PRESIDENT Mugabe's full speech at the opening of the Second Session
of the Sixth Parliament of Zimbabwe in Harare yesterday.

Madame President of the Senate,

  Mr Speaker, Sir,


  Members of the House of Assembly.

  IT gives me great pleasure to welcome you all to the start of the
Second Session of the Sixth Parliament of Zimbabwe.

  This Session takes place against the back-ground of our home-grown
and defining legislative developments which, apart from placing our
Land Reform Programme on a firm pedestal, have also re-introduced the
bi-cameral Parliamentary system. Our Upper House of Parliament, the
Senate, is now firmly in place.

  Following the passing of Constitutional Amendment Number 17, women
are now empowered to own land alongside their male counterparts,
while through their representation in the Senate, the country has
already attained the 30 percent Sadc quota for women in politics. I
wish to reiterate my challenge to those elected as members of the
Senate to work hard to fulfil the expectations of the electorate and
the Nation.

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir,

  While we had made significant progress in containing the country's
number one enemy, inflation, its current resurgence and the
distortions it causes in our everyday lives present a worrisome
development. Notwithstanding this setback, Government remains fully
determined to tame the monster, a task which no doubt requires our
collective will as stakeholders in the country's well-being.

  I wish to applaud the close collaboration between Government and
Business, which has underpinned the implementation of our nascent
National Economic Development Priority Programme (NEDPP), which
focuses on stabilising the economy, ensuring national food security,
and improving foreign currency generation.

  Further, the programme emphasises the importance of import
substitution and value-addition as we redouble our efforts at
promoting investment. Thus, the prevailing sense of a shared vision
should forever remain as the mortar that binds us together and the
force that propels us to greater heights in pursuit of national

  It is pleasing to note that, as a Nation and indeed as a region, we
have this year experienced a vastly improved rainfall season. This
welcome occurrence has set the stage for a strong rebound of the
agriculture sector which had been hard hit by successive droughts
over the past few years.

  This development bodes well for our sectoral economic turnaround
strategies which are firmly anchored on the agricultural sector.

  Attention should continuously shift towards clearing impediments to
optimal productivity in the agricultural sector. These include
adequate and timely resource mobilisation as well as security of
tenure and stability on the farms, issues of commodity pricing,
production and farmer support programmes.

  On this inputs supply front, Government is already working closely
with suppliers in an effort to boost the provision of critical inputs
while, on the basis of the 99-year leases to be issued in due course,
and in the context of the recently approved contract farming
framework, the corporate sector should now play a more expanded role
in guaranteeing increased production.

  On the issue of disruptions on farms, I wish to make it crystal
clear that Government will not hesitate to deal firmly with all cases
of indiscipline on the farms.

  To ensure the attainment of optimum productivity, our farmers should
be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills. In line with
this thrust, Government has increased the number of agricultural
colleges to 11 with the addition of Magamba, Chaminuka, Mushagashe
and Kaguvi training centres.

  The first group of 337 agricultural apprentice candidates completed
studies in April this year and are now ready for deployment,
preferably in the agricultural extension services area where
personnel levels have remained at 50 percent over a number of years.

  Government will continue to monitor commodity price movements and to
engage stakeholders with a view to ensuring long-term viability of
the sector.

  The country has over the years continued to endure adverse terms of
trade owing to reliance on the export of primary and semi-processed
products. To address this unsavoury situation, the ongoing
implementation of the Industrialisation Policy will emphasise
value-addition and import substitution.

  In light of this, Government, together with the private sector, will
pursue strategies to boost capacity utilisation and product
beneficiation. Already, Government is pursuing a strategic
partnership, which should see the rehabilitation of and increased
capacity utilisation at Ziscosteel.

  Experiences on the international arena continue to testify to the
role of the export sector as the flagship of any successful
industrialisation programme. To this end, a comprehensive National
Export Strategy, which should serve as the fulcrum of our
industrialisation programme, will be launched soon.

  A revised Cotonou Agreement, which governs trade relations between
African, Caribbean and the Pacific Group of States, and the European
Union, will soon be brought to Parliament for ratification.

  Sustained oil price increases, mainly triggered by geopolitical
uncertainties in the global market, continue to impact negatively on
efforts to restore stability in the fuel sub-sector. As a response,
Government has adopted a policy of diversifying the sources of
petroleum products in order to reduce dependence on conventional
fossil fuels.

  It is in this context that the blending of petrol with ethanol is
now set to resume, while work on the production of bio-diesel from
jatropha, which is set to yield up to 10 percent of the national
requirement, is already at an advanced stage.

  In the power sector, Government is cognisant of the projected
increased demand for electricity within the region and the
possibilities of a regional power deficit next year. To guarantee
self-sufficiency, a programme for the expansion of local power
generation capacity through the construction of new power stations as
well as the revamping of existing ones will be embarked on.

  Furthermore, steps have been taken to rationalise Zesa's business
units as a strategy to engender operational efficiency. To register
the required impact, these initiatives have to be complemented by
energy efficiency and conservation efforts by all the users.

  The tourism sector remains an area of great promise in terms of
opportunities for robust growth. To provide for co-ordinated planning
and development of the sector, the National Tourism Policy will be
introduced, while various instruments, including amendment of the
Tourism Act shall be developed in order to operationalise this policy.

  The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, in conjunction
with the Rural Electrification Agency, is stepping up infrastructural
development in the Gonarezhou National Park so as to maximise
benefits accruing to the country from the Great Limpopo Transfrontier
Park initiative.

  Challenges remain in the need to ensure sustainable use and
effective management of the environment. These stem from the lack of
adequate capacity to enforce adherence to legal environmental
provisions by both individuals and institutions.

  Measures to be taken to enhance that capacity will include the
establishment of the National Environmental Council which will advise
Government on all issues relating to environmental management.

  Memoranda of Understanding on the Kavango-Zambezi and Limpopo-Shashe
Teams Frontier Conservation Areas and an Agreement between
Cooperazione E-Sviluppo Onlus (Cesvi) and the Government of Zimbabwe
will also be brought before Parliament during this Session.

  The current decline in the quality of our road infrastructure
requires urgent attention. This assumes greater urgency when viewed
against the spate of fatal accidents and the country's thrust towards
realising its full potential as a communication hub in the region. To
this end, Government is in the process of constructing toll plazas at
entry and exit points of major towns as a means to boost revenue for
the upgrading of the roads network.

  A Bill to transform the Department of Inland Waters into a Maritime
Authority responsible for developing, regulating and licensing
domestic inland water operations will also be brought before
Parliament during this Session.

  As part of Government's on-going Public Sector Reform Programme and
in line with the Sadc Protocol on Transport, Communications and
Meteorology, the Road Act shall be amended in the life of this
Session to facilitate the transformation of the Department of Roads
into an autonomous Roads and Ports Authority.

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir, in recent years, the critical role
of Information and Communication Technologies as a catalyst for
development has continued to grow. Our challenge is to embark on
full-scale implementation of the ICT policy and strategies to
translate this potential into actual national competitive advantage.

  Government will, through the Ministry of Science and Technology
Development, table during this Session a Bill providing for the
establishment of the National Information and Communication
Technology Authority as well as the Bill for the formation of the
Converged National Information and Communication Technologies
Regulator to facilitate implementation of the already approved
National Information and Communication Technology Policy.

  In view of the shortcomings associated with the Research Act, which
currently governs all our research activities, an Innovation, Science
and Technology Bill, which provides for the integration of science,
technology and innovation initiatives by the various players in the
country, will be brought up for consideration by this House during
the Session we are opening today.

  A Bill providing for the transformation of the Central Statistical
Office into a semi-autonomous agency will be brought for
consideration during this Session. The envisaged transformation of
the Central Statistical Office will ensure the harmonisation of
Zimbabwe's statistical system, a move which will lead to improved
service delivery.

  Madame President, Mr. Speaker Sir, sustainable development can only
thrive in an atmosphere where the Nation has control over its
resources. Impelled by this moral obligation to ensure the country
derives due benefit from the exploitation of its resource endowment,
Government will, during this Session, give legal underpinning to the
existing indigenisation and empowerment policy thrust.

  Implementation of this thrust shall proceed on a sectoral basis,
focusing initially on mining and tourism. In doing so, however,
Government remains fully cognisant of the critical role of other
development partners and investors and, as such, will continue to
pursue mutually beneficial development partnerships with these

  The development of the country's small to medium enterprises sector
features highly on the national agenda, and the creation of a full
ministry to promote development of the sector is eloquent testimony
to this commitment. The re-organisation and provision of critical
business infrastructure for this sector will continue in the context
of phase II of Operation Garikai/Hlalani Kuhle.

  Implementation of the People's Shops concept and the resuscitation
of women's clubs and co-operatives will also receive greater
attention in this programme. A total of $17,5 billion has been made
available to businesses in this sector in this financial year, while
various entrepreneurial training workshops have also been lined up.

  Because the need to improve the quality of life in rural areas is
morally compelling, moreso, given that over 70 percent of our people
reside on the countryside, two Ministries have been especially
charged with this responsibility. The Ministry of Rural Housing and
Social Amenities will embark on vigorous implementation of the Rural
Housing Policy and the social amenities development programme which
will involve the construction of model homesteads and rehabilitation
of rural schools in the various provinces.

  The Ministry of Water Resources and Infrastructure Development will
ensure that all communal and resettled communities have reliable and
constant access to clean, safe drinking water. To this end, while 48
dams are under repair, 21 small-to-medium sized irrigation schemes
are also being rehabilitated under the accelerated irrigation
rehabilitation programme and other initiatives driven by the Reserve
Bank's Agricultural Sector Performance Enhancement Facility.

  As a member of the International Labour Organisation, Zimbabwe
endeavours to conform to the terms and standards of the body.
Consequently, a Public Service Amendment Bill, which will provide for
public servants to engage in collective bargaining, dispute
resolution, recognition of associations and their participation in
the making of laws, regulations, notices and circulars shall be
tabled in this House during this Session.

  The Older Persons Bill, which seeks to streamline the care and
protection of older persons, shall also be tabled. The State Service
(Pensions) Bill, providing for the creation of a State Pension Fund
will be brought to Parliament for consideration.

  The transformation of the country's education sector is critical if
the country is to enhance the competitiveness of this human resource.
In pursuance of this goal, Government, through the Ministry of
Education, Sport and Culture, will implement a two-pathway education
structure, which caters for the varying aptitudes and abilities of

  Under this system, learners will be given a broad curriculum at
Forms I and II, and be examined thereafter. On the basis of their
aptitudes, results of the examination and their interests, the
learners will be guided to their respective areas of specialisation
at both middle and senior secondary school levels. It is on the basis
of their established aptitudinal direction that the reviewed
educational system will take them forward.

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir, the transformation and empowerment
of the youth remains a top priority for my government given that the
youths are the bedrock of the Nation's future. Thus, implementation
of the recently approved Zimbabwe Youth Employment Network Programme,
which prioritises youth employment creation, shall commence in

  Government, through the Ministry of Youth Development and Employment
Creation, will establish a National Youth Databank, which will
provide the information required in the development and co-ordination
of youth-related programmes.

  As a Nation, we are challenged by the incidence of gender-based
violence and the rampant abuse of minors, trends which betray
increasing moral decadence in our society. Consequently, a Domestic
Violence Bill, which will provide a legal framework for dealing with
the problem of domestic violence shall be tabled during this Session.

  Further, it is high time we critically consider a total shift from
some retrogressive traditional and religious practices that include
wife inheritance, girl-child marriages and child pledging, which
continue to enshackle the girl child. Apart from delaying national
efforts towards gender equality, such abhorrent practices also run
counter to efforts to prevent the spread of the HIV/Aids pandemic.

  The prevailing economic situation has no doubt contributed to a rise
in various forms of criminal behaviour. This state of malaise calls
for greater industriousness on the part of the police in order to
combat the broad range of offences. Accordingly, the Police Act will
be amended to enhance the operational efficiency of the Zimbabwe
Republic Police.

  Furthermore, the Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism
Bill, which empowers the police to deal with transnational terrorism
shall be brought to this House, while the United Nations Convention
on Transnational Crime together with the Sadc Protocol on
Extradition, which foster co-operation in the prevention and
suppression of crime in the region shall also be brought before
Parliament for ratification during this Session.

  Another regrettable development is the incidence of cases of
corruption, which threatens our moral fabric. This scourge has the
potential to undermine the very foundations of the country's
socio-economic development and, as such, constitutes a potent threat
to national well-being.

  Government will, therefore, not hesitate to invoke the full force of
the law against those perpetrating this vice, regardless of their
social status or political affiliation.

  To enhance continental and international co-operation in combating
corruption, the African Union Convention Against Corruption will be
brought before this House for ratification during the Session
starting today. The Anti-Corruption Commission Act and the Prevention
of Corruption Act shall also be amended for purposes of strengthening
capacity for the prevention, investigation, prosecution and
punishment of corruption and related economic crimes.

  The health sector continues to grapple with challenges relating
mainly to shortage of essential drugs and the brain drain. However,
the acceptance of a second local manufacturer of anti-retroviral
drugs should help ease the plight of those of our people affected by
the HIV/Aids pandemic.

  As part of measures to arrest the shortage of medical staff, a
cadetship programme through which graduates will be bonded to the
State for a period equal to the period of their education and
training shall be introduced. In line with the goal of ensuring that
all rural health centres have qualified personnel by the end of next
year, 300 primary care nurses are to be deployed to the health
centres next month.

  In keeping with the country's record of maintaining an excellent
immunisation programme, this year's national programme was held last

  It will be remembered that this year alone, our country and others
in the region have experienced earthquakes and tremors on four
occasions. This high incidence of these natural phenomena, which
until recently were scarcely known in this part of the globe, calls
on us to abandon our previous laissez faire approach and become more
pro-active in seeking methods to cope with possible future

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir,

  While we continue to enjoy cordial relations with countries within
our region and further afield we, however, note with concern the
continued imposition of illegal sanctions against Zimbabwe by the
European Union and the United State of America, all this, at the
behest of our erstwhile British colonisers.

  It is however, refreshing that the world has now become fully aware
of the dishonest and hypocritical anti-Zimbabwe strategy of the
current British Government. We feel proud that we have defeated that
strategy which was aimed at the collapse of the Zimbabwe economy and
an envisaged regime change. Zimbabwe will never be a colony again.

  In our quest for peace, stability and economic prosperity, we will
continue to deepen and broaden our relations both regionally and
internationally. In pursuance of this, therefore, some outstanding
Sadc Protocols and a number of African Union and United Nations
treaties and conventions will be presented before Parliament during
this Session.

  With regard to the reforms of the United Nations, we remain fully
supportive of the African Union's position that Africa be fully
represented in all decision-making organs of the UN and more
specifically, that it be granted not less than two permanent Security
Council seats with all the prerogatives and privileges applicable to
other permanent members.

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir,

  As a Nation we need to remain vigilant against those reactionary
elements amongst us and those outside our borders who submit
themselves to cheque-book diplomacy and plan to trample on the
fundamental tenets of popular democracy out of an overweening
ambition for power.

  Having failed to win the approval of the electorate, they would now
want to subvert the country's legal electoral processes.

  They have become champions of violence within and without their own
political organs. They should be warned that the forces of law and
order will not hesitate to deal firmly with all those who have made
violence their culture.

  Notwithstanding the incidents of violence by our political
malcontents, the country cherishes the long-established state of
peace and tranquillity. We remain a peaceful Nation whose people in
the main are hardworking.

  Finally, I wish firstly to pay tribute to our Security Forces for
their continuing role in securing our peace and stability. Secondly,
my tribute goes to the gallant people for continuing to exhibit great
fortitude of mind and unyielding regard for the sanctity of our
national sovereign integrity despite the prevailing economic
challenges largely orchestrated by the country's detractors.

  Through this all-conquering will and self-belief we continue to
safeguard our freedom and national sovereignty. Indeed, our sense of
resolve should continue to be nourished by the supreme sacrifices of
the days gone by, even as our self-determination today bids us to
declare that Zimbabwe will never ever be a colony again!

  Madame President, Mr Speaker Sir.

  I now wish to commend these matters for your consideration and
declare the Second Session of the Sixth Parliament of the Republic of
Zimbabwe duly open.

  I thank you.

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Chitungwiza Central Hospital Broke

The Herald (Harare)

July 26, 2006
Posted to the web July 26, 2006


CHITUNGWIZA Central Hospital is broke and needs help urgently.

The hospital, once a beacon of hope to most patients because it never ran
short of essential consumables such as drugs, is now consulting local
companies and holding entertainment activities to raise money.

The hospital's chief executive officer Dr Obadiah Moyo yesterday confirmed
that the institution was frantically looking for donations both in cash and

"We have to do something because the money we are getting is not enough to
ensure we provide a good service to our patients," Dr Moyo said.

He said the central hospital needed up to $300 billion to be able to meet
its requirements for this year.

The hospital was given $135 billion by the Government at the beginning of
the year, which it exhausted in May.

"Our mandate is to improve our drug stocks, which have been severely

"We have since been promised various types of medication we had run out of,
such as ciprofloxacin and candid creams," Dr Moyo said.

He said another local company has promised to donate some blankets.

Inadequate blankets have seen admitted patients being forced to endure the
cold weather.

"We are expecting 10 gluco-plus meters pledged by another company based in
Harare," he said.

The gluco-plus meter, he said, uses the latest technology of electrochemical
bio-sensors for testing blood sugar levels thereby producing more accurate
results compared to the calorimetric method used by the hospital.

This year, most Government hospitals had by May run out of money, hence the
resource mobilisation drive by Chitungwiza Central Hospital.

In an interview recently, Health and Child Welfare Secretary, Dr Edward
Mabhiza said the request for additional funds for hospitals would be
presented before Cabinet.

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HIV-positive Zimbabweans find love


            By Steve Vickers
            BBC, Harare

      A dating service for HIV-positive people in Zimbabwe has made a
successful start with its first couples having been matched up.
      The agency, called Hapana, was launched two months ago and is
challenging attitudes that society holds towards those living with the

      About one in five Zimbabweans is infected, the United Nations says.
One of the highest rates in the world.

      One common perception is that single people who are HIV positive
should no longer be involved in sexual relationships.

      "There's an unspoken expectation that if you're single and you test
positive, you're supposed to become celibate," the founder of the agency,
Luta Shaba, told the BBC News website.

      "I believe it's contributing to continued infection, because if you
know that disclosing your status will cause the other person to leave you,
the chances are that you won't disclose.

      "A lot of people have shown interest in what I'm doing and my clients
have made it very clear that they are happy that someone has started this


      Highly publicised campaigns have been running over the past five years
to encourage people to undertake HIV tests, in order to control the spread
of the virus.

      But there have been some unanswered questions as to how those who test
positive should continue their lives.

      "It's almost like an us and them, there's an assumption that you're
negative, so go and get tested so that you can keep yourself safe from those
positive people," said Shaba.

      "I challenged the last date that I had who left me when I disclosed my

      "I asked him whether he would have been comfortable having sexual
relations with me using a condom, had I not disclosed.

      "He said yes, he would have, so I asked him what the difference is in
using a condom to prevent HIV transmission when you know the person's

      Besides the use of anti-retroviral drugs, a positive mental outlook
and enjoyment of life is an important factor in extending the lifespan of a
person who has the virus.

      Shaba believes that loneliness and isolation makes it more difficult
for people to live healthily with HIV.

      "There's a perception that HIV-positive people are lethal, so there's
a fear of being intimate with them," said Shaba

      "I can be on ARVs and be part of a support group, but you really have
to deal with the reality of HIV and Aids at midnight on Valentine's Day.

      "That's when I've seen everybody receiving flowers and I know I can't
receive flowers because I'm HIV-positive because nobody wants to be with me.


      "So I'm saying we don't have to be alone, let's be honest with each
other that we need to be in relationships, and let's give each other

      "But it doesn't mean that people who are dating when positive should
be careless."

      Unprotected sex can lead to the re-infection of someone who is
HIV-positive, which could quicken the onset of fully-blown Aids.

      Dating agencies have not proved to be popular in Zimbabwe, but Shaba
believes that they can work well for those with HIV.

      "I think that dating services will be useful for HIV-positive people,"
she said.

      "You can be introduced to dozens of people who all find you absolutely
attractive, but it's that one factor that stops everything in its tracks."

      The dating service takes its name from a popular song by Tanga Wekwa
Sando, Hapana Asina Wake, meaning there is no-one without that special
someone in their life.

      "It's very pertinent, the risk of giving up and telling yourself that
no-one will ever love me is real.

      "So we need to say we are beautiful people, we are alive, and each
living being is entitled to a mate and nobody should be sentenced to a
lifetime of total solitude.

      "Considering the way people are so conservative here and the social
issues around HIV I am enthused at the start that the agency has made.

      "If I can pair up just 10 people a month and they spend time together
at the weekend or go for coffee, then I'd be the happiest woman around."

      Shaba has also written a book, Secrets of a Woman's Soul, which tells
of her relationship with her mother, who died of an Aids-related disease.

      She hopes to send girls orphaned by Aids to university with funds
raised from the book.

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In the balance

      With Gugulethu Moyo

      26 July 2006

      The ever increasing number of Zimbabweans flooding into South Africa
is beginning to cost the government there a lot of money. It is believed
this may finally pressure the government of president Thabo Mbeki to engage
Robert Mugabe more sternly and find a solution to the political and economic
crisis. Human rights activist Piers Pigou is Gugu's guest

      In the Balance this week. Pigou has worked with Zimbabwean torture
victims in South Africa and with The Centre for the Study of Violence
Torture and Reconciliation.

      Gugu engages Pigou on a number of crucial issues that were reported in
the Sunday Times (UK) recently. The paper said at least 255 Zimbabweans were
being deported from South Africa every day and characterised the movement of
Zimbabweans across the Limpopo as a "mass exodus." Pigou agreed with this
description, and added that more and more people were migrating on a
permanent basis.

      As for the reasons why so many Zimbabweans were leaving home, Pigou
said a survey involving a small number of clients at "The Centre" and around
the Johannesburg area found that about 75% had left Zimbabwe for economic
reasons. 20-25% were fleeing from political persecution and the devastating
effects of Operation Murambatsvina.

      Pigou told Gugu that the International Organisation for Migration
(IOM) was now assisting with illegal refugees who are caught in South
Africa. He said the IOM is providing food, shelter and transport back to
Zimbabwe. With the costs of dealing with the Zimbabwean influx now beginning
to make a hole in the Home Affairs budget in South Africa, many hope the
government there, particularly president Thabo Mbeki, will revisit his soft
stance on Mugabe and ZANU-PF and take a more active role in finding a

      SW Radio Africa Zimbabwe news

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JAG Classifieds dated 25 July 2006

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

JAG Classifieds:;


1.  For Sale Items
2.  Wanted Items
3.  Accommodation
4.  Recreation
5.  Specialist Services
6.  Pets Corner




1.1 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

Back & front loading: Groom's door: Partition: Rubber mat: Tows very well
with no rattles. Has extra height.

Contact: PIERCY, James Farm Rd., Ruwa.   Tel: 073 2566."


1.2 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

Horticulture 4 ft fluorescent lights, approx enough for 3 Ha
Please contact Martin on 011 603 762 or Lars 011 604 398.


1.3 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

Substantial quantity of very good Siratro legume seed.

Contact 04 745463 or 011211924 for further details.

1.4 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)


CONTACT 011 407 149 OR


1.5 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)






CONTACT NUMBERS: 011205247 - 091909244 - 251377 EMAIL:

1.6 For Sale (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

New Discs for sale, suit IMCO or Duly Disc Harrows 28 inch with 45mm. Hole

Uses Discs suit IMCO or Duly Disc Harrows, 20 inch to 24 inch with 45mm
Hole, 8mm thick.

Phone 011 803 707

1.7 For Sale (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

Please contact Carol on 332798 or 011 231 541 if you are interested.

1.8 For Sale (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

1998 Model
Colour: Silver
Engine Type: Diesel
Mileage: 60111

4WD, Intercooler Diesel Turbo, ABS, Automatic with overdrive, excellent

Please contact: 011 213 471 or


1.9 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 04/07/06)









MOTORS -    1 X 7,5KW RPM 1445
                  1 X 3,1KW RPM 1415 AMPS 6,5
                  1 X 3KW RPM 1435 AMPS 5,25
                  1 X 5,5HP 4 KW
                  1 X 1HP LAWNMOWER MOTOR





PLEASE TELEPHONE - 091 305 313


1.10 For Sale (Ad inserted 04/07/06)


Good strong front loader machine in working condition
Powered by CAT 4 cylinder engine and transmission
Rear turning wheels (i.e.not articulated)
Fitted with 1 cubic metre bucket
Useful for loading all loose materials (e.g.sand, gravel, mining materials,
etc., etc.)
PRICE - Z$ 5 billion o.n.c.o.


Good working condition
PRICE - Z$ 2.6 billion o.n.c.o.


In working condition
PRICE - Z$ 600 million o.n.c.o.


In working condition.
Excellent for compaction on gravel roads
Tractor Towed machine
PRICE - Z$ 2 billion o.n.c.o.


Ideal for on-site brick & block making
PRICES on request

available on request.

Please contact Paul Brown on Hre 755 401/2, 091-754 302,
for further details.

1.11 Fuel for Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)


We have had to revise our payment system over the last week, and have little
choice but to introduce the following:

Cash can be paid at our offices in Harare for fuel in excess of 300 litres.
Any amount paid into our accout will be held as a deposit only and deducted
from your final fuel bill.  Fuel will be drawn against your deposit at the
prevailing pump price on the day the fuel is issued REGARDLESS OF THE DATE
ON WHICH YOU PAID IN HARARE.  Please do not pay for fuel more than 3 days in
advance of your charter/arrival in Kariba.

Directions to our offices are as follows:
Execulink (this is a branch of Premier Bank)
5 Beit Avenue
Telephone: 04 720963
Fax: 04 792717
(Off Josiah Tongogara Avenue, into Blakiston            Avenue.  Beit Avenue
is the first road right after Dr. Fremantle's Rooms, which            are
opposite Alex Sports Club tennis courts.)
See Kim or Natalia.  Advise that payment is for HamCor and retain your
receipt to be presented to us in Kariba on collection of your fuel.

2.    RTGS / ZETSS
As with any cash payment, transfer of funds by RTGS will be held as a
deposit only, and will now attract a 10% surcharge.  This means that if you
transferred $100 million into our account, we will automatically deduct 10%
from your deposit.  Your fuel will be drawn against your deposit on the
prevailing pump price on the day your fuel is issued.  Please phone us for
our bank details and instructions.  Again, please do not pay for fuel more
than 3 days in advance of your charter/arrival in Kariba.

We no longer accept payment by cheque into our account, nor do we accept
payment by cheque at our offices in Kariba.

Cash can be paid directly to us at our office in Marineland Harbour.

Petrol is currently critically short and we are only issuing fuel to
Marineland Houseboat Owners and Marineland Speedboats.  We hope to have more
petrol in by the end of next week.

Current fuel price:  $470,000/lt (cash price)


HamCor Fuel
Fuel Procurement & Sales
Kiara Cordy & Guy Hammond
Southern Belle Office
Marineland Harbour
Telephone: 091 275 714 or 091 269 330
Fax: 061 3134
email: or


1.12 Pet Mince for Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Pet Mince for sale 500g for $80 000. Pet mince made from pork offal
including liver and veg only, it is minced and well cooked.
Cat Heart Mince with cooked liver for sale 250g for
$80 000
Delivered on Friday's, collected at Benbar Msasa at 10:30, JAG (17 Philips
Ave, Belgravia) at 11:30, Peace Haven (75 Oxford St off Aberdeen) at 12:30
and Olivine Head Office in car park at 3:00.
Please order by email.  Phone 011211088 or email
Please be advised that we will not be delivering on Friday 11th and 18th


1.13 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Toyota Hilux Surf 2.8 Turbo Diesel, 105 000kms, 1992,4 wheel drive, manual
gear shift, tow hitch, new tyres, immaculate condition, power steering,
radio tape, many extra's. Phone Richard 336660 Harare, or 091 - 321010 or
Mike 301290 Harare or Russel 091 - 899 949.


1.14 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

FOR SALE: TOYOTA CONDOR 2002 model, Silver, 138000km, radio/cd, air
conditioning, immaculate condition, lady driver,  Serious buyers only.
Please phone 011 407747 or 055 20213


1.15 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Case Poclain 888, 18 tonner without engine in excellent condition.  Good for
spares or to have engine replaced for usage.  Highest offer secures.  Photos
available if interested.

Caterpillar - D6 - 9U - 90% complete.  Could be rebuilt or used for spares.

2 Ford 6610 - 1 Ford 5610 and 2 Mushandi 640 F.W.A.

Fully Reconditioned with 3 month guarantee.  Suitable for stationary use.
i.e. Generator / pump / etc. ZW$1,4 Billion

Ideal for small farm / plot or as a haulage unit.  ZW$1,8 Billion neg.

Too many to list to include:- Deutz D60/D68 - 8 speed gearbox in good
condition ZW$150 Million.

Contact Doug Edwards Ph 068-22463 / 011212454 -


1.16 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

"Vehicle For Sale:
1991 Nissan 2.3 diesel pickup
140 000km, canopy, rubberised back,

phone 04 443017."


1.17 Oil For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Mobil MX 15W40

Mobil HD 85W140

Mobil HD 80W90

Mobil Agricultural

Mobil Outboard Plus

Container size 208 lts

Tel 091 261 075 or email


1.18 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Honda XR 600
16 000km
Immaculate cond.

Yamaha YZ 125
2002 model, new piston & rings.
Good condition.

Honda CR 85
2003 model, new piston & rings.
Good condition.

Kawasaki KX 85
2002 model,
Good condition.

Phone 04 443017.


1.19 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

TOOLS for sale.

Centre Drills
Die nuts
Drill bits (double ended, jobber, mts, ss etc)
End mills
Slot Drills

For further details please contact 091428726.
For a detailed price list email


1.20 For Sale (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

As new Superior Duchess stove with 3 plates 150 million

Phone 776411 or 091 362 333.


1.21 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Suzuki TF 125 good condition $350 million

320m 100sq mm Aluminium overhead cable $250 Million

800mm mouth freestanding Jetmaster with 6m flue.   $150m ono

Monarch French Doors, large pane, with 2 side panels each.    $80m a set

Contact 091 352 567

1.22 ITEMS FOR SALE (Ad inserted 18/07/06)


DOUBLE BEDROOM SUITE-WHITE                                     $40M
Headboard side cupboards with draw and cupboard, Dressing table and Stool,
other unit of two cupboards and four draws all with slat louver type doors.

DINNING ROOM SUITE - ROUND TABLE                           $25M

LOUNGE SUITE - Fabulous soft gold colour with regent      $280M
Stripes of maroon, dark green and blue 3 seater Couch +
2 seater couch + 1 arm chair all huge with scollop back,
piping and big rolling arms.

CARPET EMERAL GREEN/ OLIVE GREEN                   $7M/$10M
Bigger than 9 x 12 size

BAR CABINET TROLLEY OPENS UP                                      $5M
2 CASUAL CHAIRS IN SOFT FLORAL                          $10M each
CHEST DRAWS X 2                                                          $6M
WRITING DESK COME SIDEBOARD UNIT                            $12M
HI FI - PHILIPS MAKE WITH CD & TAPE                              $10M
STOVE - OLD BUT WORKING                                               $15M
VIDEO MACHINE NEEDS SERVICE                                        $8M
VIDEO CAMERA    BIG VHS OLD TYPE                                  $5M

4 LARGE WOODEN ARM CHAIRS                                   $8M SET
JUNGLE GYM SLIDE, BARREL SWING ETC                         $20M
$10M each


DINNER SET -FLORAL WITH GOLD TRIM                           $20M
Large plates, salad plates, small side plates, soup plates,
Pudding plates, Cups & saucers & tea set to match.


WELDING MACHINE LARGE                                                  $30M
MONO PUMP & CYLINDER                                                    $15M
GRINDER ON METAL STAND                                                  $8M
WINDOW FRAMES 4 X CHURCH TYPE                         $3M each
4 x LONG LARGE TYPE                                                   $4M
each 4 X OTHER
$3M each 2 X EXTRA LONG WIDE TYPE                                        $3M
SWIMMING POOL FENCE WITH GATE                                 $10M
CEILING FANS FANCY TYPE X 2                                  $10M each
AVERY PORTABLE 5 SECTIONED LARGE                           $10M
METAL SHELVES VARIOUS                                  $2M / $4M each
OXYGEN BOTTLE & TROLLEY                                                $4M
BRAAI 200 LITRE DRUM TYPE WITH LID & ARM                   $5M
VEE BELTS   VARIOUS                                                     $2M
GAUGES VARIOUS                                                          $3M
METAL LOUVERS X 10                                                     $4M
SADDLE STOCKMAN TYPE & TACK / BITS                  $15M LOT
THREADER PIPE VICE & METAL STAND                               $6M
$3M each
IRRIGATION SPRAYS                                                      $3M
ARCHWAY MOULDS                                                        $4M
WOODEN HOUSE PARTIONS NO ROOF                                $5M
TRUNK FULL RECORDS LP'S                                                  $3M


1.23 (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

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


Small woven bags--$1,200,000 each.
Large crocheted bags.--$2,700,000 each.
Large woven bags.--$2,300,000 each.

Table Runners.--$1,600,000.

Set of 4 Fringed Table mats + serviettes--$5,100,000.
Set of 6 Fringed mats+ serviettes--$8,000,000.

Set of 4 Bordered table mats+ serviettes---$4,000,000.
Set of 4 Bordered table mats only---$4,500,000
Set of 6 Bordered mats + serviettes--$9,000,000.
Set of 8 Bordered mats + serviettes---$12,000,000.

Tea cosy(L)--$1,000,000.
Tea cosy(m)--$900,000
Tea cosy(s)--$800,000.

Cotton(lined)oven gloves(pair)--$1,400,000.

Decorated cushion covers--$1,900,000.
Plain cushion covers---$1,600,000.

Large plain cotton rug--$5,300,000.
Med. plain cotton rug---$3,700,000.
Small plain cotton rug.---$2,300,000.
Cotton Rag Rug--$2,300,000.
Lots of other rugs to order.

Duvet Cushions(opens into a
Toilet sets--$3,800,000.
Bath mats---$2,300,000

Wholesale prices available for orders (over 6 of an article) or large


1.24 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

HONEY JEWELLERY:  Imported from South Africa - a selection of gold-plated,
rhodium plated, antique bronze plated necklaces, bracelets, rings and
earrings, exclusively made up with Swarovski crystals, cubic zirconia,
pearls and many more high quality fashion accessories. Anyone interested in
hosting a party?  Depending on the sales on that day, the host will get a
percentage discount on jewellery of her choice.
Please contact Annette on 011 600 769 or


1.25 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

MOLASSES, 750ml. in glass bottle, Z$ 100,000.   Larger quantities available
on request.

COARSE SALT, 50 kg. bags @ Z$ 3,750,000.



1.26 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)





1.26 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Sony HiFis for sale. Excellent condition. Phone 494395


1.27 For Sale (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Pro. Pull Winch, 12 volt DC.  6000Lb Load.  Portable or Permanent.  Please
contact 011 608 061.


1.28 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Chrysler Voyager for sale, seven seater.  Beautiful motorcar in good
condition and well maintained.  1999 model and 111000km.  Leather
throughout. Fantastic family car. Value at 20000 selling at 15500.  Phone
011 601942 or 011 630130.


1.29 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

200DC / 200AC


For more details & viewing arrangements please contact
Jacques on 011-214-453


1.30 ENGINES For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Lister PH 1, 6 h.p. air cooled diesel engine, 1500 r.p.m. Overhauled by
Bancroft Neil 7/06. No fuel tank, exhaust or pulleys. Asking price US$700

Lister 6/1 6 h.p. water cooled diesel engine, 850 r.p.m. Overhauled by
Bancroft Neil 7/06. No fuel tank, exhaust or pulleys. Asking price US$500

Contact Wally Herbst 011 212 264 or 09 244388 or


1.31 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Case Poclain 888, 18 tonner without engine in excellent condition.  Good for
spares or to have engine replaced for usage.  Highest offer secures.  Photos
available if interested.

Caterpillar - D6 - 9U - 90% complete.  Could be rebuilt or used for spares.

1 Ford 6610 - 1 Ford 5610 and 2 Mushandi 640 F.W.A.

Front Wheel assit / High clearance / Very Clean / 80HP

Fully Reconditioned with 3 month guarantee.  Suitable for stationary use.
i.e. Generator / pump / etc. ZW$1,4 Billion

Ideal for small farm / plot or as a haulage unit.  ZW$1,8 Billion neg.

In addition to the above we have for sale 1 Same 60 Tractor / 1 Deutz 6806
Tractor & 2 Zambezi 445 Tractors - along with various farming implements -
Plough's / Harrow's / etc

Too many to list to include:- Deutz D60/D68 - 8 speed gearbox in good
condition ZW$150 Million.

Contact Doug Edwards Ph 068-22463 / 011212454 -
1.32 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

River Frontage Farm In Zambia

2,040 Ha in the Serenje Area, Central Province of Zambia with title to 99yr
5 km of River Frontage with unlimited Water.
200 Ha cleared Land.
20 Ha of Timber: ie Red Mahogany, Cedrella and Jacarandah.
10 Ha  of Jatropha .
2 Farm Houses
2,448 sqm Iron Sheds
Workshop, storage sheds and labour housing.
Electricity Available.

This farm is part of a farm block designated for commercial farming.  A
number of Zimbabwian Farmers are moving into the area.  Price: 475,000
For further details contact Peter or Roger at


1.33 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)


We have reluctantly decided to sell our "like new" imported General Electric
2 door frost-free fridge/freezer. The fridge capacity is 227 litres and the
freezer is 110 litres. A few of the frost free benefits are - no defrosting
needed, frozen food packs do not stick together, improved temperature
control and constant temperature.

The unit has the following features:
a) Display / control panel
b) Reinforced glass shelves
c) 2 salad/vegetable bins, humidity control
d) Chiller compartment with own flap
e) Dairy compartment (egg rack, commodity racks, bottle rack)

a) Soft fruit tray
b) Storage baskets

Excellent appearance inside and out, has not the slightest scratch, the unit
looks like new. As it is out of warranty period it is sold with no warranty,
ie 'voetstoots
Only genuine cash offers are invited. Phone 04-747137


1.34 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Mercedes Benz 250, Model 123_1978, six cylinder, petrol, sunroof, good
technical condition and well maintained, classic vehicle, price $US 2.950,-

Phone: 04 / 494366
cell: 011 621 572
1.35 For Sale (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Gas Deep Freeze - Imported Elle Gold
7 cubic Ft.       100 million.

Two-man canoe 12 ft. Needs, a paint.  50 million
Contact Martin 011603762, Debbie 091314285, 851386




2.1 Wanted (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

I am looking for 50 kgs + of Methyl bromide.  Please contact Geraldine
McLaughlan 754666 or


2.2 Wanted (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

WANTED urgently is a Working / Non- Working TV, VCR, DVD, Satellite Dish,
Decorder and/or Hifi. Please contact Joel on 091 450 928 or email


2.3 Wanted (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

HEIFERS or Weaners wanted to buy. I need 12 to 15 animals from in and around
the following areas Chinhoyi, Banket, Karoi, Tengwe, Hurungwe, Kadoma and
Kwekwe. Prefer Brahman, Africander, Tuli or any other hard mombies. Please
contact Joel on 091 450 928 or email


2.4 Wanted (Ad inserted 04/07/06)




For further information please contact ANTHONY BUTLER on 884311/ 091327743/
302558 or e-mail


2.5 Wanted PEARS CYCLOPAEDIA (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

I am looking for a Pears Cyclopaedia newer than the 81st edition.
Many thanks

Tracelle Scott

Tel: (263-4) 731 926, 091 310 492

2.6 Wanted Items (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

"Hardback novels wanted by collector for cash."
Ernest Hemingway, William Boyd, George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Aldous
Huxley, J R.Tolkien, Virginia Woolf,
Grahame Greene, William Golding, F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ian Fleming, Agatha
Christie, Beatrix Potter, Anna Sewell, Frank Baum, Isaac Asimov,
P.G.Wodehouse, D.H. Lawrence, H .G.Wells, A.Conan Doyle, Grahame, Lewis
Phone Mr Wallis 496829 or 023894597"


2.7 Wanted Maid (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

We are desperately looking for a live in maid who can do some basic cooking
for someone who lives on their own and needs  assistance due to illness,
ideally someone mature with a strong personality whose family is off their

Please contact Penny on 776411 or 091 362333


2.8 Wanted (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

35m  4-core  16mm armoured cable, second hand

Contact 091 352 567


2.9 Wanted (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Looking for swimming pool fence or net for large swimming pool.  Please sms
091 264160 or e-mail


2.10 Wanted (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Second hand, boxing bag.  Must be in good condition and at a reasonable
price.  Contact 011 231 917.


2.11 Wanted (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Pine cot with solid top and bottom and slatted sides.
Pine baby tenders - or - 1 Pine baby tender plus Pine Chest of Drawers.
Twin camp cot.
Contact Sonia on 091-289219, or Kiara on 091-275714.


2.12 Wanted (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Looking for a Jacuzzi for 4,5 to 6 people.  Please contact 011 601942 or 011


3 Accommodation Wanted and Offered


3.1 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

Looking for cottage/flat/small house with at least 2 bedrooms for young
couple just starting out.  Reliable tenants, looking for modest rent in
decent area.  Please phone Raymond or Bronwyn on 771097-9 or 771101 (work
hours only).


3.2 House for Rent (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

Milton Park, next to Bridge Club. Lounge,dining room,3 beds,1 bathroom-sep
toilet, B.I.C's ,lock-up garage,Sat.Dish,swimming pool,elec.gate,S.Q's. Long
lease. No increases in rental anticipated.Rental rate on application.
Phone Lisa 091 900024.


3.3 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

 Executive middle-aged lady urgently requires house, cottage or such to
rent. Has own domestic staff and labbie dog. Please contact Linda 091321640
or 251377 or email


3.4 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

Small, secured home wanted for rent, any area considered, need not be fancy
but homely and we guarantee to look after your home. 1st October or consider
early if necessary.
If you can help, please contact Lyn 485650 (direct line) 091 865 666 or




4.1 Savuli Safari (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

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.   $4 000,000 pppn, 1/2  U/12
Contact John: or Phone 091 631 556


4.2 (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

Imire Safari Ranch and Black Rhino Breeding Station.

Imire would like to Welcome you to Mike and Sheila Thompson who are the new
Managers of Sable Lodge.

We are only 1 1/2 hours from Harare.A unique GamePark...which is centred on
giving you an unforgettable African Experience amongst Black Rhino and their
calves, Elephant safaris, Excellent Game Drives and soul satisfying
walks...with aTouch of Home Food and our undivided attention.
Contact Details.
Tel; [022] 2449 /22257
Mobile:011 911419


4.3 (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

The Southern Belle luxury Cruise Ship

Operating on Lake Kariba we carry up to 44 passengers over night in spacious
air-conditioned cabins. Her many features include comfortable cabins, large
public areas, conference room, cocktail bar, games deck, swimming pool etc.

We offer off ship activities such as game viewing and bird watching from our
fleet of Tender boats, or on foot or by Landover in the Matusadona National
Park, then there is fishing for that famous fighting tiger fish.

You can laze by the pool and watch the spectacular Kariba scenery drift by,
sip a cocktail in the well appointed Schooner Bar, listen to our 3 piece
resident band in the main saloon, or just relax in you own spacious air
conditioned cabin.  The Southern Belle is the ideal "unique" product for all
types of group travel, corporate incentives, conferences and special
celebration events, cruising up and down the lake from Kariba to Milibizi
and back.

The Southern Belle 'experience' is something that you will never forget!!

If you would like any more information about this unique and upmarket
product, please contact our Marketing department in Kariba on any of the
following numbers.

Po Box 339,Kariba
Tele/fax  +263 - 061 - 3176
Cell +263 - 011 -  208665

4.4 (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

Sponsored by the Cutty Sark Hotel
(Under new family ownership)


21.1km Half Marathon for the serious athletes
21.1km Corporate Relay (4 runners per company)
10km Fun Run / Walk for the "not so serious" athletes & kids

Followed by Brunch & Prize Giving
Optional Game Drives and Sunset Cruises from the hotel
Dinner & Disco in the evening


For further information email: or


4.5 Villa Musango Kariba (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Executive Accommodation close to Kariba Breeze Hotel for more information,
contact Emmanuel Kasaki.

Tel:  04-792508 or 04-742301


5.1 (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

Study in the UK
Get expert advice from Stephanie Berry.
Catering for a broad range of interests and abilities
Consulting in Harare July/August
For further details contact:  04 862 197 or 091 402961


5.2 (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

For all your computer requirements and servicing contact us

Norton Antivirus 2006 OEM 10m
Windows XP Pro   10m
USD to Printer Adapter 15m

We repair all computer equipment

Call Sean +26391954888


5.3 (Ad inserted 11/07/06)


Liz Small is running a Diabetic Support Group

On the First Saturday of every month

>From 9:00-10:00am

At the Albert Zinn Medical Centre, 31 Rhodesville Ave., (corner of Bickleigh
Close   Opposite the Rhodesville shopping Centre)

Discussion about control of diabetes with diet and other healthy practices,
monitoring and general support - and anything else the group feels like.

If you want to find out more about the group phone Liz on 499767 (home) or
e-mail - or just pitch up on Saturday morning


5.4 (Ad inserted 11/07/06)


Liz is running a Weight Management Support Group

Every Saturday morning

At 10:00-11:00am

At the Albert Zinn Medical Centre, 31 Rhodesville Ave., (corner of Bickleigh
Close) Opposite the Rhodesville Shopping Centre

Discussion of all aspects of nutrition; recipes, weekly weigh-in, mutual
support - and anything else the group feels like.

If you want to find out more about the group phone Liz on 499767 (home) or
e-mail - or just pitch up on Saturday morning


5.5 (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

For all household and garden plumbing, painting, carpentry, renovations and
general maintainance contact Jonathan on 091 233165   04 499817 or


5.6 TRACTOR STEERING (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

To include reconditioning of all Tractor steering boxes, Hydraulic rams,
Hydrostatic orbital valves :- All prices reasonable and work guaranteed.

Contact Doug Edwards Ph 068-22463 / 011212454 -


6.1 Wanted (Ad inserted 27/06/06)

Looking for Great Dane's, (pure or cross) either puppies or a young dog to
go to a loving home on a farm.
Please contact Bridget on 011 408044


6.2 Home Wanted (Ad inserted 04/07/06)

Staffy Lovers. Rusty a superb black/brindle male staffy dog, 4 years, has
been sitting in kennels for 3 months now. His mum and sister have both gone
to a new home and he is very lonely. very affectionate, good temperament,
just wants someone to love him. tel Michelle on 884294 or 011602903 or


6.3 Wanted Blue Heeler (Ad inserted 04/07/06)


Please can anyone give me the contact details of any Australian Cattle Dog
breeders in Zimbabwe.

We are desperately looking for a Blue Heeler Bitch Pup for our young

Please Please if anyone can point us in the direction of a breeder, please
could you send me their contact details.

091 208726


6.4 Homes Wanted (Ad inserted 11/07/06)

We are looking for a good home or homes for our 3 dogs.

Toby - 5yr old Jack Russell, full of character, loves children.  Very alert
and good rat/mouse catcher.

Barney - A 6yr old Maltese Cross - who is most adorable and very loving ,
loves children.

Snoopy - A 6yr old Border Collie / Besenji Cross.  Tends to keep to himself
but is an excellent watchdog.  Good with children.

All dogs pretty used to being spoilt.  Sandly we are leaving Zimbabwe and
the thought of putting down any of our beloved dogs just doesn't bear
thinking about.

If interested you can contact me on either email - Attention Fran Grant

Home Tel: 573942   (after 12pm) Cell: 091 369 539


6.5 Golden Cocker Spaniel Pups (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Golden cocker spaniel puppies ready to leave home. Phone 851088.

6.6 Wanted (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Purebred Maltese Poodle puppy/ies or Maltese/Cross Puppy/ies, needed to fill
'empty nest'.
Please contact Rochelle at E-mail:
Phone:  020-64296 / 091404749


6.7 Rusty needs a Home (Ad inserted 18/07/06)

Staffy Lovers! Rusty a magnificent black brindle staffy 4 years is still
sitting in kennels 4 months later. His mum and sister have gone to a good
home but he is still waiting. He has a super nature and all he wants to do
is be loved. Please help. Is there someone out there who can give him the
good home he deserves. Tel Terrier Rescue Michelle on 884294 or 011602903 or
e-mail me at


6.8 Home Wanted (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

PLEASE can you give a good home to two lovely mature dogs.  The are very
good companions and it would be wonderful if they could go to the same
home.Unfortunately a home with other animals would not be suitable.

LOBUS: is a beautiful Boerbull cross Mastiff. He is about 7/8 years old. He
has been to "school", and responds very well to commands. He has a very nice
nature, is not aggressive and responds to lots of love and attention.  He is
not very good with other animals, and cats are a definite no no.  However
his best friend is:

LADY: is the sweetest little tan Staffy.  She has the most wonderful nature,
talks to you and just wants to be loved all the time.  She is about 4 years
old and not very big.

The two together work as a very good team with regard to security.  Lady is
the ears and Lobus is the muscle.

Please contact:  Viv Jones 091400448 or


6.9 Wanted (Ad inserted 25/07/06)

We are looking for a male boerbull pup.  Please contact Michelle Ross on 091
202 138 for any information or you may e-mail me at:


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