Mazabuka News

Written By: The Lowdown - Jul• 01•00

New in Maz…..

Konkola Hypermarket! Fifty years ago, Ahmed Suleman Bhagoo founded a small general grocery store in Konkola , a small settlement south of Mazabuka. Were he alive today, he would be well satisfied with his family’s achievements in Mazabuka. A Hypermarket that rivals any of the very smart up-market supermarkets anywhere in the developing world was recently opened in Mazabuka, and in memory of their forbear who felt confident enough in the future of this country, the Bhagoo family have named this huge multi-purpose shopping  complex Konkola. They have echoed his confidence in the region, and in Zambia. Konkola is the brainchild of Ahmed’s grandson, Mohammed, who was understandably bursting with enthusiasm and pride when he showed us round the new Konkola just before it opened officially  A great deal of thought has gone into the complex which boasts a bakery, butchery, pharmacy, greengrocer’s, general groceries and a fast food cafe. It is all very “customer friendly”, and  exudes  class – from the well chosen logo which incorporates sugar cane and bags of wheat and maize (agriculture being the main industry in the area), to the scanners and security screens at the till points. Konkola management hope to support the local farming community by purchasing fresh produce from them whenever possible. It will also, of course, be a boon from an employment point of view, directly employing over a hundred people from the community. We wish the Bhagoo family all the very best with their  exciting new venture. It’s great to see Zambians with such confidence in their home town – and country!

Coming Up!

The Musikili School Art Exhibition

Hot on the heels of the tremendously successful Golf Day fund raiser, Musikili school are proud to present their annual Art Exhibition. Once again it’s being held in the Hellenic Hall on Kafue Road, and this year it will take place on Friday, July 14. Viewing starts at 17.00, and there’s a silent auction at 19.20. Paintings and craft  from  the cream of the local  and regional art world will be on display, and as usual a superb selection of cocktail snacks and wine will be served while discerning buyers view the exhibits. All welcome!

Fabric Painting Classes

Sarah Alexander is holding classes in fabric painting on a date to be advised during the month of July. Cost: K10,000 per session (approx. 2 hrs) , with two or three sessions planned. Fabric, stencils, paint and brushes will be provided, and all one needs to bring is a water soluble pen/marker. For further information, contact Sarah on 032 30666 or 30144 ext 2253.


Mazabuka Open

Although not as well supported be spectators this year, saw some first class polo, and a taste of great things to come for the rest of the season. Six teams took part in the tournament, and the winners, after a lapse last year, were, once again the Lonrho team who sneaked home to beat  Amanita in a very exciting finish. Amanita did, however, win the Polo scurry (a type of relay event).   Excellent meals were provided during the three day event, by  the team from Madhatters & Co.

Coming Up

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 July – Zambia/Zimbabwe match in Lusaka.

Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July –  Leopards Hill Polocrosse.

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 August – Lubombo Open

Outdoor Cooking Competition – We’ve postponed this to later in the year. Dateto be advised.

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