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US Executive Order - sanctions continue

Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons
Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, I declared a national emergency
blocking the property of persons undermining democratic processes or
institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 1706). I took this action to deal with the
unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States
constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government
of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe's democratic processes
or institutions, thus contributing to the deliberate breakdown in the rule
of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in
that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern
African region. On November 22, 2005, I issued Executive Order 13391 to take
additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in
Executive Order 13288 and to block the property of additional persons
undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an
unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States,
the national emergency declared on March 6,

2003, and the measures adopted on that date and on November 22, 2005, to
deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2006.
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act
(50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with
respect to persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to
the Congress.



February 27, 2006.

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United States Must Remain Highly Engaged in Africa

Continent is valued as economic partner and ally against terrorism

By Bruce Greenberg
Washington File Staff Writer

Washington -- Sub-Saharan Africa must be a primary component of U.S. foreign policy because it will continue to grow in importance to U.S. economic and strategic interests as the decade progresses, a panel of policy specialists stressed February 22.

The panel discussion, organized by the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and held at its Washington headquarters, spotlighted CFR's recently published independent task force report, More Than Humanitarianism: A Strategic U.S. Approach Toward Africa.

The report's two project directors, CFR's Princeton Lyman and J. Stephen Morrison of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), discussed many of the report's themes and recommendations.

Morrison mentioned U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's recent policy address on "transformational diplomacy," with its emphasis on reallocating a heavily weighted U.S. diplomatic presence in Western and Northern Europe to less-developed areas of the world, such as Africa.  He said this reallocation would fill a gap in terms of U.S. security in the region and would increase U.S. public diplomacy engagement.

"To have the secretary say, 'Let's step back and take a new look at the way we do foreign aid and how we engage in countries and regions,' is refreshing, because in Africa there are a lot of resources flowing and new ways to coordinate our aid and trade programs," he added.

Lyman complimented Rice “on this new phase of engagement” with the developing world.  "What you have," he said, "is a big switch in American foreign policy, away from Russia and Europe to the areas where our interests are heavily engaged in a new way."

Africa always has been a bipartisan issue in the United States, unlike Iraq, Lyman said. “If you look at all the recent initiatives on Africa -- MCC [Millennium Challenge Corporation], AGOA [African Growth and Opportunity Act] or PEPFAR [President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief] -- you have strong bipartisan support.  That’s a plus.”


Responding to a question from the audience on conflict resolution in Africa, Lyman said U.S. involvement needs to be more flexible so that “we can deal with more than one crisis at a time.”

Lyman also recognized "a tremendous growth in African leadership in conflict resolution -- the Africans who have been in the forefront in helping to negotiate an end to war in the Congo, as they are in the lead in trying to bring a political solution in Darfur."  African leadership in the political process has been critical "in whatever progress has been made" in these and other conflicts, he said.

In regard to supplying foreign aid to energy-rich areas of Africa, Morrison said, “We are calling for a high-level forum that would begin to get leadership committed to norms of accountability and transparency.  We need to find the reformers and support them."

He called for "greater flexibility" and "the kind of geopolitical shift that puts a much higher priority on this region within the White House and within the upper reaches of the State Department.”

Commenting on the progress of democratization on the continent, Lyman called for a doubling of resources in the region to help Africans demand accountability from their governments.

China was mentioned as a very real competitor with the United States because of its aggressive economic programs in sub-Saharan Africa, but Lyman was critical of the country for seeming to ignore human rights and corruption in favor of "business for business' sake."

Morrison said that Sudan has been an example "where China and the U.S. have collided" in terms of blocking effective sanctions on the Khartoum government in response to armed militias' violence in Darfur.  Similarly, "with [President Robert] Mugabe in Zimbabwe."

"We believe that in the broader context, a serious and strategic dialogue with China can begin to bring those issues forward," he said.

“They want to be seen as a major ‘player’ in the world, and to be a major ‘player’ you have to carry a certain degree of responsibility," Lyman said.

With regard to the proper role for the U.S. private sector in Africa’s development, Lyman said that even though American business largely has been involved in the extractive industries, “we should encourage involvement on a grander scale” and prod African states to come together to invest jointly in the United States.

He added that the Bush administration’s Millennium Challenge Corporation is playing a positive role in the development of democracy in Africa.

For more information on U.S. policy in the region, see Africa and Millennium Challenge Account.

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Bread price up 30% - but Zimbabweans line up to buy

Voice of America (VOA)
Date: 28 Feb 2006

By Netsai Mlilo

Bulawayo & Washington, 28 February 2006 - Despite a 30% rise in the price of
bread, residents of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, are still
lining up to purchase a loaf for Z$70,000, about 50 U.S. cents.
Unhappy consumers, many of them working mothers with children in school, say
they have no choice with maize meal, the national staple, in even shorter

Bulawayo bakers, meanwhile, warn that a government order to them to cut
prices will only further tighten bread supplies, as Netsai Mlilo reported
from Bulawayo.

Recent steep rises in food and transport prices could be followed by more
increases given consumer inflation that ran at an annual 600% rate in
January, analysts say.

Economist Intelligence Unit Senior Economist David Cowan says food prices
are likely to keep rising beyond the reach of many ordinary Zimbabweans and
that the portion of the population needing food assistance - some 4 million
today - could surge.

Cowan told reporter Chinedu Offor of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that
families should brace themselves for even worse conditions to come.

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Govt Can Go To Hell - Bread Manufacturers

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 12:06 AM GMT
            Contributed by: correspondent
             Bread manufacturers have vowed to defy a government edict
ordering the reversal of the recent bread price increase, accusing the State
of making populist statements that ignored the value chain of the production
of bread. Bread manufacturers increased the price of a loaf from the
gazetted $44 000 to $70 000 last week due to what they said were "high
operating costs." But government on Monday ordered the manufacturers to
reverse the increase saying the upward review was "illegal" and

            Government claimed the increase was not justified because the
price of wheat and flour, both controlled products, had not been adjusted.
National Bakers Association president Bunambo Mudumo told Zimdaily that
bakeries would defy the edict saying input costs had continued to skyrocket.
"The price of yeast has gone up, diesel has gone up 100% on the black
market, fat and oil have gone up 160%, repair and maintenance has also shot
up in sympathy with the exchange rate," Mudumo said.

            "Flour is the only controlled product but all the other raw
materials have shot up. We want to bear with the consumers but we also want
to make sure industry survives. So what the minister is saying is just
populist posturing. We can't produce a loaf and sell it at $44 000. We will
be making a loss. The Honourable minister knows this." Industry minister
Obert Mpofu warned that all outlets found selling bread above the gazetted
price would be brought to book. "We have already assigned police officers
and inspectors to visit those bakeries and supermarkets that are charging
between $65 000 and $70 000 for a loaf," Mpofu declared.

            "Government allowed the bakery industry to increase the price of
bread to $44 000 dollars and that is the price we recognize. Any other price
increases are illegal and we will take the perpetrators to task." However
another baker Luckymore Zinyama of Harambe Holdings, a company that
manufacturers Mitchells Bread said it was inevitable for bread manufacturers
to adjust their price due to the ever-escalating operating costs. "These
prices are not even viable because input costs continue to affect many
operators," he said. "It is unfortunate that policy makers rush to accuse
operators without looking closely at events on the ground."

            Zinyama said the failure by the agriculture sector to perform
due to drought had resulted in low supply of inputs to make bread. He added
that the inflation scourge that had assumed an upward trend was dealing a
deadly blow to operations of most companies in the manufacturing sector.
Zimbabwe is grappling with inflation of at least 613% and acute foreign
currency shortages, causing headaches for the country's factories and
businesses. Prices of most other goods in supermarkets go up every few days.

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Mawere In London To Battle For SSM Holdings

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 12:07 AM GMT
            Contributed by: makushalondon
            British courts should protect me - Mawere

            By Makusha Mugabe

            Mutumwa Mawere, a self-exiled Zimbabwean businessman, has
arrived in London in to fight for his companies which the government took
over in Zimbabwe claiming that he owed the Zimbabwe government money. Mawere
was one of the shining stars when the govenment claimined to be promoting
indigenous businessmen but he fell out with the government for reasons he
says he does not know himself. In an interview in London yesterday he said:
it could be jealous by big wigs within Mugabe's ruling party; it could be
bacause he had started a newspaper, the Tribune;it could be the corruption
he was exposing or it could be the National Development Assembly - a forum
to which he also brought opposition spokespersons.

            "I really don't know, but the take-over was illegal and I am
here to stop the illegal take-over because these companies were registered
in the British Virgin Islands and the British Courts should protect me. I
hope my ownership will be restored and compansation paid."

            Mawere said if the British courts granted his order the only way
the government could keep the companies is if they nationalised them, but
there would be severe penalties for nationalising a British company. Mawere
was an Employers Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ) executive representative
on the Tripartite Negotiating Forum, with Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions
(ZCTU) and Government of Zimbabwe (GOZ); all three nominated directors to
the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) board when it was formed. NSSA
raked in millions of dollars from all workers and employer contributions,
with chairman Edwin Manikai appointed by Minister of Social Welfare as the
GOZ representative presiding over the corrupt use of NSSA funds to undertake
ZANU PF projects approved by then Minister July Moyo. The Smoothnest
Investment saga was exposed by Mawere where workers's funds were channeled
through this shelf company to finance ZANU-PF. Mawere said the fact that
Zimbabwean workers are now not having pensions and cannot not pay for
medical treatment because their policies have no money is directly
attributable to this corruption.

            Current Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Goverenor Gideon Gono was also
part of the corruption matrix and got his reward, said Mawere who was
accused of externalising foreign currency by the Zimbabwe government. When
he did not make himself available for the hearings in Zimbabwe the
government specified him and his compnies. The govenment has already
appointed an administrator who is running the 26 companies which were worth
US $300 and are still making profit. Mawere is in London to stop the final
part of the expropriation of his companies, SMM Holding and THZ Holdings,
which are registered in the British Virgin Islands. Because the
expropriation cannot be crystalised without UK courts' sanction the Mugabe
government is now trying to use a nominee company, AMG Global Nominees
(Private) Limited, as the govenment officials cannot come themselves because
of international sanctions.

            They would like to acquire claims by a British company, T & N,
that was the previous owner of Shabanie and Mashaba Mines (Pvt) Limited. A
case management conference set for Thursday is expected to be attended by
Manikai, Afaras Gwaradzimba, the govenment appointed administrator of
Mawere's companies in Zimbabwe and one Peter Moyo, representing AMG.
Although the government has admitted that they are the principals behind
AMG, AMG is denying the connection with the government even though US$2
million for the case was paid by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. Also in the
London this week is Sekai Holland, an opposition Movement for Democratic
Change official who has taken an interest in the case. She said, as the
chairperson for policy and ideology committee during the period up to the
Congress, she was interested in how this corruption was taking place.

            "The govenment claims that Mawere owed the government but our
MPs in the Parliament knew nothing about this; how many other companies
could be running on public money, we don't know, so we are very interested
in this case, not only to be able to inform our upcoming congress, but also
for us to be able to plan properly about private property rights as a future

            "We need to frame policies correctly so that no leader can just
move money and national assets without proper authority," she said.

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Grovelling Zanu PF Praises For Mutambara

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 12:06 AM GMT
            Contributed by: correspondent
             Newly elected MDC pro-senate faction leader Arthur Mutambara's
acceptance speech received kudos from the ruling Zanu PF party that has
apparently been pleasantly surprised with the new leader's stance on land
and foreign relations while the real opposition MDC has sneered at the
speech, accusing the rocket scientist of being an appendage of the ruling
party. Zanu PF youth secretary Absalom Sikhosana said he could not
understand why Mutambara was in the opposition while he so articulately
espoused Zanu PF policies and ideals.

            "Honestly speaking, I don't understand why he is in the MDC,"
Sikhosana said. "What he said is exactly what our leaders in Zanu PF have
been saying. He must come back home (to Zanu PF). That's where he belongs. I
can't understand why he is opposing Zanu PF while echoing Zanu PF policies."
In his acceptance speech, Mutambara said: "We are a Zimbabwean and an
African political party. We are freedom fighters. We stand on the shoulders
of the founding fathers of this nation; such as Nikita Mangena, Josiah
Tongogara, Herbert Chitepo, Leopold Takawira, Joshua Nkomo, and Robert

            His speech seemed to have a struck a chord with President Mugabe
who made no mention of him in a weekend speech to celebrate his birthday,
but spent almost 15 minutes denouncing charismatic MDC leader Morgan
Tsvangirai. Mutambara also praised Zanu PF's haphazard land grab. "Land was
the basis of our armed struggle," Mutambara said. "We believe that going
back to the pre-February 2000 status quo is not desirable.

            We believe that our views on land reform in Zimbabwe are
different from those of Western governments. Our approach is not driven by
the interests of white farmers, but those of all Zimbabweans, white and
black..we also acknowledge the complicity of some Western governments which
reneged on agreements, and the inertia of white farmers in seeking
pre-emptive solutions." The Zanu PF youth chief said Mutambara was a "true
Zimbabwean," brought up to understand that he could not "wish away issues
that the liberation struggle was fought for." "He speaks the Zimbabwean
language," Sikhosana said. The Zanu PF youth secretary added he was happy
that the pro-senate faction was beginning to acknowledge the role that
freedom fighters played in liberating the country.

            "I don't know what his colleagues are saying because since the
formation of the MDC, their number one enemy has been war veterans,"
Sikhosana said. "But I guess they were in agreement because they were
applauding him as he was speaking." However Tsvangirai's spokesman William
Bango said the pro-senate congress and Mutambara's return had created an
unnecessary media frenzy. Bango referred to the judgement that was made by
Justice Omarjee, who threw out an application by the pro-senate side seeking
to remove Tsvangirai as leader of the party.

            He said: "Until this high court decision is set aside,
Tsvangirai's leadership is not under threat." Bango explained how only the
congress scheduled for March 17th can deal with this issue. As for
Mutambara's return to politics, Bango said those on the ground in Zimbabwe
were not aware of all the buzz in the media. He said unfortunately Mutambara
was trying to enter politics through a platform that is not recognised.
Mutambara's statement, he said, was a media sound bite but he does not
represent the MDC, according to Bango. Asked whether reconciliation with the
pro-senate leaders was possible, Bango said Tsvangirai's view was that any
wayward members of the MDC who went astray for any reason were welcome to
come back. He said all aggrieved members can bring their grievances to the
congress and the people will decide, not Tsvangirai and not any other
individual. Tsvangirai's group has organised their congress for March 17th
to March 19th in Harare.

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Govt Fertiliser Companies Takeover Bid Falls Through

Zim Daily

            Wednesday, March 01 2006 @ 12:02 AM GMT
            Contributed by: correspondent
            Government plans to create a national fertiliser firm have hit a
snag, with TA Holdings- a 51 percent controller in Zimbabwe's sole ammonium
manufacturer Sable- announcing this week it had called off negotiations.
Sources close to developments have indicated that the negotiations had been
bogged down in valuation disputes. Government had planned to amalgamate
Sable, Windmill, which is wholly owned by Norwegian firm Yara and the
Zimbabwe Fertiliser Company- in which both TA and Yara are also
shareholders, into one National Fertiliser Company.

            The move was meant to secure the critical input, whose
availability on the market has been erratic due to foreign currency
shortages as well as unviable prices set by government. TA this week advised
shareholders that the negotiations had been discontinued. "On January 19
2006, we published a cautionary statement advising that negotiations that
could result in the disposal of TA Holdings' fertiliser interests were in
progress. We now advise that the negotiations have been discontinued," TA

            Initially, the government, through the central bank, had set
aside $1.5 trillion for the acquisition of the three businesses, but
existing investors held out for a higher price, believed to be about $13
trillion in mid-January.

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Graft is Zim's 'No 1 enemy'


28/02/2006 21:17  - (SA)

Harare - Zimbabwe's central bank chief said on Tuesday endemic corruption
was overtaking inflation as the country's number one enemy, which could
further dampen prospects of economic recovery.

Gideon Gono, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe governor, who has previously labelled
rampant inflation as the country's chief foe, said graft was spreading in
all economic sectors.

Zimbabwe is battling a six-year economic recession marked by the highest
inflation rate in the world, at 613.2% in January and shortages of foreign
exchange, fuel and food while unemployment has climbed to more than 70%.

Gono said: "I must hasten to say that now corruption is fast overtaking
inflation as our enemy No 1.

"Corruption is now the HIV/Aids of our economic turnaround programme that
needs to be tackled with such resolute determination that says no to any
such vices."

Gono, who was given the task of turning around the country's battered
economy by President Robert Mugabe, last month launched a bold attack on
graft saying that corruption, especially among influential officials,
threatened to derail economic recovery efforts.

Anti-graft campaign

Mugabe launched an anti-graft campaign in 2004 which critics said was an
attempt to divert attention from the country's deepening economic crisis as
it left out officials from his ruling Zanu-PF party.

The graft-busting drive led to the arrest of mostly senior bank executives
and the subsequent closure of some financial institutions which the central
bank said were not in a sound financial position. Most executives involved
have since fled the country.

Mugabe last year appointed an anti-graft commission, which the government
expects to tack corruption cases.

Critics say Mugabe's policies, including the seizure of white-owned
commercial farms for blacks, have made Zimbabwe's economic crisis worse, a
charge the veteran leader denies.

He argues that the economy has fallen victim to sabotage by the West, as
opposed to the seizing of farms.

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New school fees structure on cards

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-01

THE House of Assembly yesterday passed the Education Amendment Bill (H.B 6C
2005), which if assented to by President Robert Mugabe, will provide
guidelines for fees and levies increases in non-governmental schools.

The proposed law sailed through the assembly as amended by the Senate and
also after the House was divided and Zanu PF won 45 votes against the MDC's
21 in support of the Bill.
The Bill proposes that school fees and levies increases shall not be over
the Consumer Price Index (CPI) as released by the Central Statistical Office
(CSO) every month, that fees and levies for day pupils provided with food at
a school are not more than 40 percent of the fees and levies paid by
boarders, while those not provided with meals would pay not more than 30
It empowers the permanent secretary in the ministry of education to set the
The Senate scratched a provision proposed by Bulawayo North-East legislator,
Professor Welshman Ncube that the new fee structure would
not apply to fees and levies
existing on the day the law come into effect.
Chitungwiza legislator, Fidelis Mhashu criticised the amendments by the
Senate saying the removal of the provision proposed by Ncube was tantamount
to applying the law in retrospect. "The removal would result in the
application of the law in retrospect. Those schools whose fees are below the
CPI will force parents to pay more while those that are higher would be
asked to refund and this would dislocate their budgets," he said.
He added that by stipulating the percentage of fees, day scholars fees would
not take into account the different needs and situations of schools.
Mutare Central legislator for MDC, Innocent Gonese also opposed the
amendments and accused the Minister of Education, Sport and Culture, Aeneas
Chigwedere (Hwedza MP), of trying to control schools.
"The Attorney General's office suggested an improvement on the proviso by
Ncube and not changing it.
"The minister owes us an explanation on who moved the motion in Senate to
delete the proviso. His intention has always been to control schools," he
Chigwedere moved the motion in the Senate to delete Ncube's proposals that
had been adopted by the House of Assembly. However, Chigwedere shot down the
criticisms levelled at him saying his ministry had arrived at the new school
fees and levies determination format in consultations with non-governmental
"This came from trust schools and we thought it was reasonable. If a school
wants a figure above the CPI then they  should apply to the permanent
secretary. We also don't mean to apply the law in retrospect that is out, no
court will allow that," he said.
On how the ministry had arrived at percentages for day scholars, Chigwedere
said this was after a realisation that most schools spend less than 30
percent of their income on teaching and learning materials.
"Trust schools use less than 30 percent on teaching and learning most of
them spend between 25 and 30 percent," he said.
The issue of determination of school fees between government and private
schools began two years ago when Chigwedere closed some of the schools and
arrested some headmasters for charging fees that were above government
gazetted prices.
The schools then took the matter to the High Court and a ruling was passed
barring Chigwedere from determining fees for the private schools.
 The House of Assembly immediately adjourned after the Bill's third reading
and will resume sitting on March 28.

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Residents speak out on power cuts

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-01

HARARE residents have voiced their concerns over incessant power cuts that
have affected most suburbs as a result of the national power authority's
load shedding.
Many high-density suburbs such as Mufakose, Budiriro, Glen View, Glen Norah
and others  have been worst affected with residents suffering daily power
cuts during the evenings thereby disrupting a number of domestic activities,
while damaging electrical appliances.
Mufakose experienced a 24-hour power cut between Monday and Tuesday.
The suburb has also gone without power in the evenings on a number of days
resulting in residents resorting to cook using  firewood or primus stoves.
A litre of paraffin now costs about $200 000 on the black market, while a
bundle of five splinters of firewood costs about $50 000.
Residents interviewed by The Daily Mirror expressed disappointment with the
Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) Holdings, saying the power
utility was failing to address the power problem effectively.
"We have lost a lot of gadgets because of these powercuts.  When restored,
appliances can be damaged," complained Sure Chinhoyi of Mufakose.
Cable Mukanga of Greendale said the powercuts had disturbed him from seeing
his favourite team, Real Madrid, play in the Champions  League.
He added: " I think Zesa ought to do something about it.
" We cannot be losing power all the time. Even during the Nations' Cup we
missed some of the matches played by Zimbabwe because of abrupt power cuts."
Some residents have further complained that if the power problems were a
result of load shedding, then the system ought to be fair and be applied to
all residential areas.
They alleged that there were few cases of blackouts in the eastern suburbs
as compared to the high-density areas.
"If this is a case of load shedding, then I think it should affect all
suburbs equally.
"My girlfriend in Eastlea says they never experience powercuts," said
another Mufakose resident, Custon Muzonzini.
Muzonzini, who runs a welding business in the same suburb, complained that
the power cuts were making him lose out on business.
Margaret Mhiripiri of Glen Norah said she had adjusted the time she prepared
supper after her family on several occasions slept on empty stomachs last
month due to the powercuts.
The powercuts, especially in areas notorious for criminal activities, such
as Highfield, Mufakose, Mbare and Tafara, have at times been a blessing for
robbers and muggers who take advantage of the darkness to waylay
Zesa Holdings has in recent cases of blackouts, bemoaned vandalism of
equipment, technical faults and the need to distribute the finite resource
as the major causes of the problem.
Even at times when there is power, most streets remain unlit as road lights
and other lighting equipment have been stolen from roads and gone without
Zesa officials have since blamed the powercuts on vandalism of its equipment
and technical faults.

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Delta temporarily closes plants

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-01

DELTA Beverages, one of the two franchise holders of Coca-Cola Bottlers in
Zimbabwe, will this week temporarily shutdown two of its manufacturing
plants in Harare and Bulawayo due to inability to secure foreign currency to
pay suppliers, George Mutendadzamera, the general manager corporate affairs
said yesterday.
The temporary closure comes against a critical shortage of bottled soft
drinks in major supermarkets and retail outlets in Harare City Centre.
Mutare Bottling Company is the only other manufacturer of soft drinks, but
does not fall under Delta Beverages.
Mutendadzamera said Delta Beverages operates two manufacturing plants in
Harare and Bulawayo that would be temporarily closed this week due to a
shortage of imported beverage concentrates.
"Both plants will temporarily shut down this week due to a shortage of
imported beverage concentrates.
"The shortage is a direct result of our inability to secure foreign currency
to pay our suppliers," Mutendadzamera said. "The shutdown is temporary and
we will resume operations as soon as we secure foreign currency to pay our
suppliers of concentrates. We hope that this will be before the end of
He added that the company's employees at the affected plants were placed on
paid leave pending resumption of operations.
The temporary closure this week comes at a time when most retail outlets in
Harare have already been hit by a shortage of bottled soft drinks, a survey
of major supermarkets and retail outlets in the city centre showed
yesterday. There were no 300 millilitre (ml) bottled soft drinks in at least
eight of the major supermarkets visited, while shop attendants and shop
managers interviewed said they had been struggling to maintain steady
supplies of the commodity in the past few weeks.
They said they had failed to secure any orders at the beginning of this
"Our stocks of soft drinks ran out on Monday and we have not received any
fresh supplies today. Our suppliers have not given us any reason why they
cannot supply us with the soft drinks," a shop worker, at one major
supermarket along Mbuya Nehanda Street, said.
At another leading supermarket chain along First Street, one branch manager
said they had been failing to secure stocks from their suppliers and were
unaware when supplies would resume.Some of the major supermarkets covered in
the survey that did not have the 300 ml bottled drinks in supply included OK
branches along Mbuya Nehanda Street, Robson Manyika Street, First Street and
OK Express at Rezende Bus Termini.
Food World and Friendly Supermarkets along Cameron Street, KwikSpar at the
corner of Robert Mugabe and First Street, as well as TM Nelson Mandela
Street and Orr Street branches had no stocks of the soft beverages.
Only soft drinks in one-litre quantities were available in most of the
supermarkets covered.

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Mothers turn to African baby foods

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-01

MOST mothers have now resorted to feeding infants with traditional foods
owing to shortages of baby foods and souring costs of the limited available
A snap survey conducted by The Daily Mirror revealed that most baby foods
were no longer available on shelves since Nestle pulled out of Zimbabwe.
Nestle was the leading manufacturer of baby products in the country and is
now based in South Africa.
Foods such as Nan, Lactogen, Cerelac, Purity and Gripe water were costing an
average of $1 million a month.
Cerelec, which is now commonly packed in small 250grammes, is costing about
$200 000 - a packet which last for a week - while a 500grammes of Nan is
costing $1,3 million on average.
A small bottle of Purity for one meal is costing around $150 000 and gripe
water is just above $200 000 in most shops in town.
Tracy Shava of Glen View had this to say: "At times you are forced to switch
from one type of formula to another even if the baby is not yet recommended
to take that milk because of the shortage.
" You just have to feed the baby with whatever food is available."
Another mother from Glen View, Martha Makore said because the available
foods were no longer affordable, she has since turned to traditional foods
as an alternative feeding for her baby.
She said breastfeeding was the only solution compared to formula feeding
while mealie meal porridge dominated tables for children nowadays.
"Of late, mothers were relying more on Lactogen (artificial milk) and
Cerelac (infants porridge), but the costs are now prohibitive. Breastfeeding
is the best while our traditional foods supplement it," said Makore.
However, according to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare's nutrition
department, powdered milk for feeding babies can be contaminated by
bacteria - posing a serious health risk to babies especially pre-term, low
birth weight or immune deficient infants.
Since infant formula is not sterile, it may contain pathogenic
microorganisms such as enterobacter or salmonella, which could lead to
serious illness or death for infants.

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Harare's water safe to drink

Daily Mirror, Zimbabwe

The Daily Mirror Reporter
issue date :2006-Mar-01

THE quality of Harare's drinking water has improved with the government
laboratory recently certifying that it was safe and met the World Health
Organisation's standards.
Last month, some commissioners running the affairs of the municipality took
to task senior council officials over the city's water quality during a
meeting following concerns by residents and other corporate bodies that the
water was unsafe for human consumption.
According to minutes of the city's Education, Health, Housing and Community
Services and Licensing Committee meeting held last month, the acting
director of Health Services, Stanley Mungofa, said the water was being sent
for tests to various laboratories weekly.
"The acting director of Health Services verbally reported that his
department was sending water samples to different laboratories on a weekly
basis and according to the results received from the government laboratory,
the water was safe and met the World Health Organisation standards," read
the minutes.
The committee then instructed Mungofa to regularly update them on the
quality of the city's water.
 Harare adopted a number of measures aimed at improving the quality of water
distributed to residents following an outbreak of cholera in the capital
which claimed many lives.
This include sampling and testing the quality daily by the Quality Assurance
Section, submission of results to the Ministry of Local Government, Public
Works and Urban Development, Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, the
Zimbabwe National Water Authority (Zinwa) and the commission.
The city's chief chemist has also been seconded to Zinwa, who are
responsible for bulk water management, recruitment of specialists and
cleaning water reservoirs.
Harare's raw water is polluted by affluent released by industry and raw
sewage released by council into the water bodies that have seen Zinwa
requiring eight different chemicals to purify the water.
Shortages of foreign currency had, however, affected the availability of the
treatment chemicals.

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JAG Classifieds dated 28 Feb 06

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 Chemicals & Fertilisers (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

Chemicals and Fertilisers for Sale:-


120 X 60G BION 50WG
















All the above chemicals are still sealed .  For further details please
phone the following numbers:-

Harare 497735 Cell - 011-603-889 Fax/Phone - 481419

E-mail -


1.2 Cooking Oil (Bulk) for sale (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

"Cooking oil, bulk, attn restaurants, takeaways, etc, phone 495897"


1.3 For Sale (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

Potato Seedlings now available - large or small quantities.

Also we still have full range of submersible pumps, well pumps - full
range of pumps for all garden needs. Generators, knapsack sprays,
irrigation systems for garden and larger. Lawnmowers. Very competitive

Please phone Carrie 091 206 558 for details and prices.


1.4 Generators for Sale (Ad inserted 7/6/06)

Beat the ZESA power cuts by powering up your house and bore holes with
one of the following KIPOR Generators which we have on hand.

KDE5000E Single Phase 4.2 KVA Diesel, open - frame
type.  US$1 100

KDE5000T Single Phase 4.2 KVA Diesel, Sound proof type
            US$1 260

KDE6000T3 Three Phase 5 KVA Diesel, sound proof
type US$1 320

KDE6500T3 Three Phase 5.5 KVA Diesel, sound proof type
            US$1 380

KDE12STA3 Three Phase 9.5 KVA Diesel, Super silent
type US$4 450

KDE16STA3 Three Phase 13.5 KVA Diesel, Super silent type
            US$6 580

For all enquiries contact the following :-

Graham 011 617 999

 Rusty 091 278 460

Office 884022

Fax 850195

E mail


1.5 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

Teak pick nick bench and table 40mil

Big front door with frame

Chest of drawers

Large dining room suite with side table 35mil

Double bed plus headboard mattress and bench 18mil

Queen size bed solid pine lime washed with bench 18mil

Queen size therapeutic mattress 25mil

Biggie best lounge suite (1x3seater, 2x 1seater) 30mil

Oregon pine Morris chairs (1x2seater, 2x1seater) 45mil

Oregon pine coffee table 25mil

Oregon pine side table x4 20mil

Old computers and monitors offers



Play station 1

Kitchen table with 4 chairs plus shelve 15mil

Old Golf club set

Teak lounge table plus 4 side tables 25mil

Teak CD corner stand 5mil

2-pine lime washed single beds 6.5mil

6-side tables lime washed 600.000

2 large cupboards blue brand new 60mil

Oak kitchen cupboard doors with hinges and handles 40mil

Full bedroom suite - pine lime washed including:

                        Corner TV cupboard 15 mil

            Two side tables 6mil each

                        Large chest of drawers 18

Large desk with chair 20mil

Large speakers with amplifier

Peugeot 405 very good condition available only in mid march (54.000km)

1998 VW Golf

Lots of piping (black pvc) was used for solar heated pool


Cd player works fine for radio or connecting to TV*cds don't work

1 side table lamp - children 1.5mil

1 side table lamp 1.5mil

2 wrought iron wine racks 2, 3mil

There are lots of other little pieces for sale as well

Please contact Christina on 011 606 074 if you are interested in any of
the above


1.6 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

1.  Originally imported from UK, music and comedy videos, music
biography books and CD's, a small P.A. system, musical instruments,
some lighting equipment, smoke machine, a black 10m backdrop &
materials, a music recording studio for sale. If you're interested please
email me at and I'll send you the catalogues with

2.  Full household for sale, numerous various items, accessories and
furniture. Please email me at for complete catalogues
and prices.


1.7 Dog Meal for Sale (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

"Dog meal,$800000 per 20 kg pack,free delivery Harare for orders over 10
packs, call Mr Wallis 023894597 or email "


1.8 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

SEED DESIGNS (based in Chiredzi)

Beautiful exclusive, hand embroidered ethnic style cotton items for sale

Q/size duvet covers $8,500 000

Throwovers $3,900 000

Oven gloves $750 000

Binocular bags $580 000

Shoulder bags $900 000

Webbing handbags $1,200 000

Evening bags $550 000

Cushion covers $800 000

6 table mat set with serviettes $2,800 000

Wallets $600 000

Spectacle cases $300 000

And lots more!! For further queries, please phone Michelle Ross (Harare
Representative) on 091 202 138 or alternatively 883606.

Email address:


Baby tender with fold out changing mat and bath $25 000 000

Mother care pram (navy blue) $15 000 000

Baby camp cot (fold up complete with bag) $25 000 000

Baby bath ring with suctions $500 000

For further enquiries, please contact Michelle Ross on

091 202 138 or alternatively 883606.


1.9 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

2 doors GEC frig, recently overhauled, 1,50cm high, 60 and 70cms deep and
wide.  $25 million

Incomplete English Rockwood dinner service, white with maroon edging,
consisting of:

5 large dinner plates, 8 small dinner plates, 3 side plates.

6 large bowls, 3 small bowls.

2 large oval serving dishes, I entrée dish with lid

1 gravy jug with plate

4 million ono

Pair roller blades in good condition, size 6.  $2 million

9 Illustrated children's encyclopaedias edited by Arthur Mee - $3

Lots of lovely children's books, bedtime stories etc

Childs cricket bat, ball and stumps, brand new still in plastic.  3

Two gum plantations, also about 70 pines - please come and cut them
yourself, I live in Bromley, 55 kms from Harare.  Please find out prices,
as I have no landline, and limited cell network.

Telephone Jennifer at 011 423 614, or leave message at office tel 336945
or 333952 and I will return your call


1.10 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/02/06)


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





Small woven bags--$400,000 each.

Large crocheted bags.--$1,000,000 each.

Large woven bags.--$800,000 each.

Table Runners.--$600,000.

Set of 4 Fringed Table mats + serviettes--1,800,000.

Fringed mats only(4)---$1,200,000.

Set of 6 Fringed mats+ serviettes--$2,7000,000.

Set of 4 Bordered table mats + serviettes-$2,180,000.

Bordered mats only (4)--$1,580,000.

Set of 6 Bordered mats + serviettes--$3,280,000.

2m Throws--$2,220,000.each.

Tea cosy(L)--$345,000.

Tea cosy(m)--$340,000

Tea cosy(s)--$335,000.

Crocheted oven gloves(pair)--$800,000.

Cotton(lined)oven gloves(pair)--$460,000.


Decorated cushion covers--$800,000.

Plain cushion covers---$560,000.

Round crocheted cushions--$730,000.

Scarves--$800,000. each.

Hats(Beanies)--$450,000 each.

X Large plain cotton rug--$4,555,000.(Approx-230x130cms.)

Large plain cotton rug--$1,785,000.(Approx-143x75cms.)

Med. plain cotton rug---$1,155,000.(Approx-120x60cms.)

Small plain cotton rug.---$735,000.(Approx-105x52cms.)

Cotton Rag Rug--$735,000.(Approx-105x52cms)

Small patterned mohair rug--$1,185,000

Med. plain mohair rug--$1,380,000.

Med.patterned mohair rug.--$1,725,000.

X Large plain mohair rug.--$5,455,000.

Hall Runner--$2,600,000. (Approx-200x75cms)

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

Please note that as all items are individually hand crafted, exact sizes
cannot be guaranteed.

All items are subject to availability.

Prices are subject to change without notice.


1.11 For Sale (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

HONDA XR 250 R, trail bike with lights and indicators, 18000km only.  In
near original mint condition.

 Phone: 091 326 965 for details.


1.12 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Opel Corsa, GSI 16 Valve, 3 doors.

Red in colour. Mag wheels. Alarmed.
Electric windows. 1995 Model.

Call 011 205 183 or 091 328 261 or 331970


1.13 Business for Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)








1.14 Agricultural Items for sale

(Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Imported harrow discs 24" and 26"
New Montana boom sprayers 10m boom, 600l tank
New 16KVA generators
Radium Zimbabwe 04 870264 / 011 600 389


1.15 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

                               Chemicals For Sale

Dithian (M45)

Copper Oxy

Dual Magnum

Punch Extra

Phone: John 334764, Cell 011208893


1.16 For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Deep freeze - in good condition. l2 cu.ft.  $9m.

Contact 04 - 496049


1.17 BIKE FOR SALE (Ad inserted 21/02/06)




091208836 OR EMAIL US:


1.18 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

Old farm radio equipment for sale.... Motorola.

Antiques as follows:

Mahogany bedroom set with marbled washstand, dressing table, bedside
table and wardrobe!  All exquisitely carved, bevelled mirrors and in
outstanding condition.

English oak dining room set. Ten chairs, extendable table and long

Victorian hall tables x 2.  One round and one oval.

Pie Crust coffee/tea table.

Grandmother clock.

Three what-nots in outstanding condition.

Collectors cupboard - ideal for collections of eggs/butterflies etc.

Burmese Teak mirrored dresser.

Lounge suite, whickered arms with carved backs, legs and arms. One three
seater and two single seaters.

Large liquor cupboard - lined with asbestos - antique mirrors, screens
and much more.

Contact no: 011 416937


1.19 Items for Sale

Sony LBT-V302 Stereo Hi-Fi System with 5 discs CD player - ZWD 100
Excellent condition.  Phone Harare 494395


1.20 Item for Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)


Monarch Chevette 4 plate Stove (black)

Minor attention needed $30 mill


or 756363-9 (work) 339378 (home) 091-338414


1.21 Fuel for Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

PHONE 091 294 185


1.22 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

CURTAINS FOR SALE Very good condition and fully lined

1.  SUNFILTER Pale beige with Wheat design
                                1 x 2.8m wide x 2.3m drop
                                1 x 1.4m wide x 2.3m drop


2.  SUNFILTER Pale green with floral design
                                2 x 2.8m wide x 2.3m drop
                                2 x 1.4m wide x 2.3m drop


3.  HEAVY QUALITY Plain Cream
                                2 X 4.0m wide x 2.3m drop

                                4 x 2.16m wide x 2.3m drop


Contact Tel 303570 to view


1.23 Items for Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

Various second hand items for sale - All must go!!!
Prices are negotiable.

Filing cabinet, 2 draw, wooden (good condition) - $35m

Wooden and black leather bar 140 x 50cm with 3 leather stools - $20m

18 speed mountain bike - $10m

Square folding table, wooden 92 x 92cm - $6m

Roller Blades size 5/6 - $3m

Trivial pursuit for teens (good condition) - $2m

Monopoly - $1m

Scrabble - $1m

Please contact Monique 309274(w) 091 315 411 (cell)


1.24 For Sale (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

1) 2 x 200 litre electric/solar geysers and drip trays
plus 4 glass covered panels and piping.

2) 1 x Frigidaire refrigerator (locakable). Old but in excellent
working condition.

3) 1 set of bunk beds and mattresses.

Contact: Nigel Rennie on 011-808 752




2.1 Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

Is there anyone out there, wanting to sell the following:

Round dining room suite with 4 chairs, preferably with a glass top.
Alternatively, a cane suite would be equally suitable.
Glass top, not essential.  Plain oval cream coloured rug or cream with
shade pattern.
Please call Kathy 011 602 144


2.2 Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

WANTED: Heavy Duty Tumble Drier in good working order.  Please call
091 237 772 or 04 495862


2.3 Items Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

Is there anyone out there wanting, to sell the following:

Round dining room suite with 4 chairs, preferably with a glass top.
Alternatively, a cane suite would be equally suitable.
Glass top not essential.  Plain oval cream coloured rug or cream with
shade pattern.
Please call Kathy 011 602 144


2.4 Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

Second hand in good condition;

Motorola GP300 handheld radios.

Motorola GM300/350 vehicle mounted radios.

Motorola or Kenwood repeater.

We are a environmental NGO looking for radios to help with anti-poaching
in the Vic Falls area.

If you have old farm radios not in use any more we could really use them

Please email; or call 011 213 529


2.5 Wanted (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

Instant cash paid for Working / Non- Working TV, VCR and/or Hifi. Please
contact Joel on or leave a message with Mercy on
011 611 637.


2.6 Wanted (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

White painted Garden Furniture - we need an attractive table for eating
round and 6-8 chairs to go with it.

Contact 04 - 496049


2.7 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)


Are you likely to have any maize stova available in the next few
months?  If so I have cattle that would like to eat it.  Must be fairly
near Harare / Ruwa and have some sort of cattle handling facilities.
Reply to


2.8 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)




PLEASE PHONE:- 071 8 474

CELL 091 238 462/ 091 303 097


2.9 Items Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)


Satellite dish around 1,2 meters upto about 1,6 meters,


or 756363-9 (work) 339378 (home) 091-338414


2.10 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

1 medium sized coffee table (wooden not steel)

1 x three quarter bed, or 2 x single beds in good condition.

Contact: Kim Rennie on 011-212 697




3.1 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 6/2/06)

WANTED TO RENT: Urgently wanted - a house in the Harare area starting
1st Feb 2006.  Must have a secure garden for dogs.  Please call 091 365
515 or 091 363 970.


3.2 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 6/2/06)

Looking for House to rent from 1st April.  Northern Suburbs.  4
bedrooms.  Long lease essential.



3.3 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 6/02/06)

Young couple with 2 young children desperately looking for a 3+ bed
roomed house, flat or cottage in Borrowdale, Mount Pleasant, Vainona,
Gunhill, areas, with reasonable rent.

Will be happy to make improvements and will take good care of home in
place of high rent.

Please call Ben on 091 335060 or Hayley on 011 219864 or

Home 04 884208


3.4 Accommodation Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

Responsible, professional single lady with ten year old son seeks
accommodation in northern suburbs.  Must have staff accommodation for one
maid and garden for Jack Russell puppy.  Contact Sue on 011-204193."

Please let me know how much this will cost and how I make payment.  Many
Penny Gibbons
email address


3.5 House Wanted to Buy (Ad inserted 19/01/06)

We are looking for a house to buy, preferably in or around the Ballantyne
area towards Borrowdale or in Borrowdale Brook. (Something near St

Please let us know if you know of a house available.

Contact: Shayne Hay

Tel: (263 4) 720138/9
Fax: (263 4) 706921
cell: (263) 11 201 677


3.6 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 17/01/06)


To Rent -Beautiful House Fully Furnished

12 Room House 2 minutes from St. Johns and Shopping Centres

Double Alarm System in House

Carpets, Shades, Blinds

4 Bedrooms

2 ½ toilets

Kitchen: Dishes, Pots and Pans, Cutlery and Utensils

Stove/ Microwave/ Large Fridge

Scullery: Wash-up Sinks/ Deep Freeze/ Large Top Load Washer and Dryer

Furnished formal lounge

Dining Room: Oak table, chairs, pottery, glassware and silverware

TV Room: DSTV decoder


Large entertainment veranda

Swimming pool

Developed garden & rockery on 2 acres with dam

Secure wall and auto-gate outside lights

Under Voltage over voltage Protection Unit

3 ½ Month Lease from 4 MARCH to JUNE 21 2006

For Pre-paid rent, discount

RENT $55,000,000-00

Realtors and Estate Agents Finders Commission

Contact Mark or Pat Cell 011-204-642 or Tel. 862282



3.7 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 17/01/06)


Single-roomed (10mx 3m) cosy thatched cottage, suitable for up to 2,
ensuite kitchen and bathroom, partially furnished, in delightful Glen
Lorne Msasa woodland surrounds. Excellent
security, with 3 other residences, each with their own privacy, on the 5
acre stand making a
comfortable and friendly community as back up.

Rent based on US$ 80 pm, converted at blended inter bank rate, currently
at Z$70,000, i.e. Z$ 5.6m pm, all in.

Contact Janet on 499060 or 011 614 197


3.8 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 19/01/06)

House to rent in Northwood
4 Bedroom House
Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi
Electric Fence and gate
Inside alarm, all connected to Gauntlet

Available 01/03/06
Call 011 205 183


3.9 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

Spacious furnished accommodation offered to fit elderly person in
Borrowdale.  Share expenses.  For further information, please phone
Renting Department on telephone number 885623 (am) or 885571 (pm).


3.10 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

""We have a delightfull single roomed thatched cottage , and separate
flatlet , each with lovely views onto the garden and surrounding msasa
woodlands. Suitable for singles , or a tidy couple, available immediate ,
on a 5 acre stand with 3 other
residences, providing a friendly small community which is good for
security, but maintains individual privacy.

Contact Janet on 499060 or 011 614 197"


3.11 Looking for House to Sit (Ad inserted 7/02/06)

Mature couple looking to housesit for any length of time. Loves animals
available immediately. Please call Lauren or Jason on 091237648 or


3.12 Looking for House to Sit (Ad inserted 11/01/06)

Honest, reliable, mature lady looking to housesit as from 01 February
2006.  Avondale area preferred.  Please phone Jenny 011 423 614 or


3.13 Accommodation Offered (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

Thatched house for Rent in Helensvale

(behind Borrowdale Brooke) - Immediate Occupation.

3 bedrooms all on-suite bathrooms, large living room, dining room,
kitchen/pantry and scullery/store room. Lovely veranda area overlooking
swimming pool.  Borehole and electric gate.  House split on 3 levels
and property is 5 acres, all indigenous woodland with beautiful views.
Price Negotiable.

Please phone Harare 861766.




4.1 Harare International Festival of the Arts (Ad inserted

The Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) is one of
Zimbabwe's premier artistic events.  It gives Zimbabweans the change to
meet and interface with top local artists, as well as regional and
international artists and performers. The Festival's appeal is for all
ages and interests and during HIFA, Zimbabweans come together in a truly
carnival atmosphere to
experience the sheer joy that is art in whatever form - art as healer,
art as educator, art as up lifter of the spirit.

HIFA 2006 is scheduled for 25th to 30th April 2006. All the major
international festivals offer a "Friends of Festival" scheme and ours is
known as HifAmigos.  HifAmigos are a highly valued and regarded
component of the Festival.  HIFA offers a series of comprehensive
benefits in several categories of HifAmigos to cater for all interests
and needs and subscriptions are reasonable.

HIFA has been described as "second to Edinburgh" and "among the top ten
festivals of the world!"  HIFA 2006 now invites you to become a HifAmigo
or to renew your HifAmigo membership.  If you do so by 24th February
2006, you will be listed in the Official HIFA 2006 Programme and invited
to what is becoming the hottest even on the Zimbabwean social calendar -
the HIFA Opening Party. Our launch events are legendary.  Join early &
be there!

2006 HifAmigos will enjoy 20% discounts on all shows and workshops.
Procedure for becoming a hifAmigo
Contact the hifAmigo Manager for an application form -
Angie Thomas - contactable via HIFA as below.

 Harare International Festival of the Arts
 Box A42, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe
 Phone & Fax: +263 (4) 300 119


4.2 ABERFOYLE LODGE (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

                                  HONDE VALLEY

Fully serviced, self-catering lodge with cook
and bar. Something for everyone- golf, swimming, squash as well as lovely
walks in idyllic surroundings
and brilliant birding. Gather your friends, share transport, and have a
fun-filled few days.
For further information contact Sue Fawcett on or Val
Marshall on or



GACHE GACHE LODGE (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Book now for Easter!

Contact us: or phone Andrea on

091 208 836.

Rates on request!


4.4 Looking for Bush Time (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

Are you a writer or just in need of bush time?
Looking for someone to spend one month at a time in bush environment.
Would be there as a male presence while husband is working away. Small
help required mechanically if generator or vehicle needs arise. Must like
animals, both domestic and wild. Would have own cottage with en suite
bush shower and flush lou and food would be provided.
If interested please email:




5.1 (Ad inserted 16/01/06)

Do you dread the thought of holding your child's party?

Do you have nowhere to hold a party?

Do you have no time to plan and hold a party?

      Your problems have ended!

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

Theme parties could include:

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

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

Call Shelley now on 091 264361 or 490684

Or Penny on 091 237434 or 336955


5.2 (Ad inserted 6/02/06) Care Management Services.  Formerly called
"Substitute Daughter."

Care Management Services. Formerly called Substitute Daughter. Have you
left Zim? Are worried about a remaining relative? For a modest fee our
service will monitor the well being - physical, mental and emotional -
of those who might be in need. The service is run by qualified,
experienced, registered nurses of "the old school". We ensure that health
needs are being met and that if your relative needs any other sort of
care - nursing, financial services, transport, domestic aid, medical
visits etc., we will arrange for these needs
to be met. We visit regularly and keep you informed with reliable,
accurate reports of all developments.
24 hour call available. The service has been working successfully,
without interruption since Sept. 2002.
Want to know more? e-mail:
Ph.: 00-263-4- 302518 (after hours) or

00-263-91 603621.
References will be supplied on request.
Margaret Low. SRN. SCM.


5.3 (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

"Chemical analysis, tap/borehole water. Phone 023894597"


5.4 (Ad inserted 7/2/06)





091 402 599



5.5 (Ad inserted 7/2/06)

The Zimbabwe National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
requests that all cases of cruelty or abuse of animals, both domestic and
livestock, are reported to them.

 Recently there has been an increase of deliberate cruelty to livestock,
 but unfortunately many of these incidents are not reported to ZNSCPA and
 we only get to hear about them through a third party long after the abuse
 has taken place.

 Cruelty to animals, including wild life in captivity, is a punishable
 offence in Zimbabwe and we are pleased to report that the Police and the
 Courts are dealing swiftly and decisively with these cases when we
 our dockets to them.

 Whilst ZNSPCA remains totally non-political, we continue to respond
 quickly and professionally to requests for help on farms where the
 welfare of
 animals is being compromised in any way.

 ZNSPCA HQ: 497885/497574

 156 Enterprise Rd Chisipite

 Inspectors Cell:Glynis: 091 367 260

                             Simon: 011 630 430

                             Jimmy: 011 528 449

                             Justine: 023 306 456

                             John: 011 867 099


5.6 (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

TAYST The Private Catering Company

At Tayst we would like to offer you an innovative

cuisine experience using the finest & freshest

ingredients available.

We cater for:

· Cooperate functions

· Cocktail parties

· Black tie dinners

· Birthday parties

· Business Lunches

Please contact Thea or Christy on 091 282 165

or email


5.7 Ad inserted (21/02/06)

Farmers -- your favourite hairdressers, Donaghy's, has re-located from
Farm & City Centre to smart new premises in the City Bowling Club in
Harare Gardens. Phone Annette on 011 716 246.




6.1 Pets - Wanted (Ad inserted 7/2/2006)

I am look for a Jack Russell & a Labrador or other large dog to go to a
very good home.  Neither has to be puppies, but would be preferred in
order to
avoid conflict.

Please contact Michelle on 091402559.


6.2 Home Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

Jack Russell looking for home as only dog, not a fighter but has always
been an only pet. Jock, tan/white, male 6 years. Docked tail not
neutered. Tel Calla Van Zyl on 884226 or 091-252-744. To approved home


6.3 Homes Wanted (Ad inserted 07/02/06)

Geese needing good home

25 geese both male & female looking for good, safe homes with water to
swim in. Unfortunately, their current "water world" is haunted by a river
otter who is terrorising them and slowly killing them all.  Don't
all need to go together - you can take any number you wish, as long as
you promise them a safe home and not the pot!

Please phone either 011 205 190, Deena or

091 307 450 Linda


6.4 Homes Wanted (Ad inserted 14/02/06)

"Good homes wanted for Male Toy Pom and Female Keeshond (miniature
Husky), preferably together.  Owner has moved to a smaller property and
cannot keep all her dogs.  Please phone Mrs Ricardo on 737944-9 or 091


6.5 Lost (Ad inserted 14/02/06)




OR ZNSPCA HQ 497885 or 497574


6.6 African Grey Chicks For Sale

      (Ad inserted 21/02/06)

Two hand reared African Grey chicks.

Contact: Trinity on 04-369160-5


6.7 Puppies For Sale (Ad inserted 21/02/06)


Father - boer bull cross ridgeback

Mother - blue heeler


011 606 783

091 246 233

065 2703


6.8 Wanted (Ad inserted 28/02/06)

"5 year old male Golden Retriever "Stanley" with excellent UCI and FCI
pedigree background ideally looking for female Golden for breeding, but
any friends for playing in yard etc.  Pls call 091 317550.

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+263 (011) 205 374 If you are in trouble or need advice,
 please don't hesitate to contact us - we're here to help!
+263 (04) 799 410 Office Lines

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with subject "Classifieds".

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