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Mike Garden May 14, 2018 No Comments

Working day cuts… yes one can cut the working hours but unfortunately the reality is  in service outlets eg nursing the day is 24 hours…; In retail the day is as long as your opening hours. So whilst you may not be working all that time there maybe someone needing your help. The rest of […]

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Police RoadBlocks 3

Mike Garden May 9, 2018 1 Comment

Police RoadBlocks 3

In response to your question about the police, the answer lies in the middle. The police situation went from a campaign of intimidation and extortion pre-November, to nothing at all. The resulting anarchy on the roads speaks for itself. It’s not that the populace is fickle in wanting the police back. It’s that they would […]

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Mike Garden May 9, 2018 No Comments

recent readers comments

I love the idea of saying one good thing before a harsher reality – which is just as needed for future good. (i.e. roses and rotten apples).   These holidays, whilst travelling through the Forbes Border post to Mozambique, we were super impressed by the changes which had occurred on the Zimbabwean border side. The […]

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Police Roadblocks 2

Mike Garden May 9, 2018 No Comments

Police Roadblocks 2

The problem is even when they were on the roads the police were more interested in the colour of you fire extinguishers and whether or not your shopping was correctly stowed.   If they had applied the rules of the road to all drivers then most people would not have complained.    But to harass a […]

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Police road blocks 1

Mike Garden May 9, 2018 No Comments

Police road blocks 1

One sentence: WE DO NOT WANT THE POLICE TO RETURN ONTO OUR ROADS TO BE CREATIVE WITH THE LAW LIKE THEY HAVE DONE! PERIOD. …………… I think the police must strategise and declare all-out war on commuter omnibuses and then maybe have the ODD properly-manned roadblock to pick up the guilty road offenders and conduct […]

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Freedom is a word

Staff Writer May 7, 2018 No Comments

Freedom is a word

HI All I am over in Australia for a quick visit to catch up with my kids. Last minute dot com special on Emirates via Dubai. The second leg from Dubai took 14 hours but we traveled in their Airbus A 380 – what a magnificent aircraft – so roomy and comfortable – even in […]

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Tour de Hwange UPDATE

Staff Writer May 7, 2018 No Comments

Tour de Hwange UPDATE

UPDATE: The Tour de Hwange is only a few weeks away and the bike riders are working hard to get into tip top condition… Friends of Hwange Trust has been working in the National Park for over 14 years and has helped convert the Park onto eco-friendly sustainable energy with the installation of solar operated […]

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Tour de Hwange 23-26 May UPDATE

Staff Writer April 27, 2018 No Comments

Tour de Hwange 23-26 May UPDATE

It is really humbling to see the wonderful support for wildlife especially from the Mashonaland Community. Many of the people donating have never even been to Hwange National Park but they still support FOH! Wonderful to see and much appreciated.

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Cresta Churchill (Arms)

Staff Writer April 27, 2018 No Comments

Cresta Churchill (Arms)

Hi All, The Churchill Arms in Bulawayo first opened in October 74 when I was just finishing university and, as we lived just around the corner from it, I probably spent more nights there than I should have. There was always great entertainment with revellers sitting around on bar stools and hay bales listening to […]

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Cricketer Colin Bland Dies aged 80

Staff Writer April 26, 2018 No Comments

Cricketer Colin Bland Dies aged 80

HI All When we were youngsters at school in Bulawayo we often listened to our seniors raving on about how good a fielder a guy called Colin Bland was – he was also an ex Gifford Tech boy. We hear how Colin could throw a cricket ball from the boundary and hit the wickets 9 […]

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