Dear Senior Citizens,
The Radio Removal Samaritans Campaign is a go! A large number of good men and women have volunteered to remove senior citizens’ radios at no charge or just a reasonable amount to cover costs. The schedule of Radio Removal Samaritans can be found below.
The context is the ZBC Concessionary Listener’s License only applies to over 65’s for TV and radio for home use – not for a car radio. Our objective is to ideally remove the car radio or alternatively cover it so that it is not visible to ZRP or ZBC inspectors. You need to successfully argue that you do not have a car radio fitted.
Whether the volunteers are carrying out this service in their personal capacity, or as part of their business, we need to treat them with consideration. Some pointers …
- Give reasonable notice to the volunteers. All prefer to be contacted by WhatsApp – just message or call in advance to book your vehicle in with them.
- Let’s be realistic in our expectations. Some vehicles, particularly newer models, have radios integrated into the dashboard and can pose a challenge. In all cases please be guided by the service provider and accept realities …
- Let’s be patient. If your ZBC license is not due for renewal for a while, please delay contacting a service provider so that others whose licenses are due for renewal imminently may get first preference.
If you have any feedback on this campaign, whether bricks or bouquets, feel free to email your feedback to email@example.com
Finally, in recognition of their community spirit, we encourage you to support the volunteers who are in the motor trade with your future business such as vehicle servicing, auto electrics, panel beating, etc. Where applicable we have included business operating names.
Thank you and Take Care,
26 April, 2022
|BUSINESS / CONTACT PERSON||OPERATING ADDRESS||OPERATING HOURS||CALL OUTS? (TRAVEL)||OPERATIONAL AREA||WILL ASSIST SENIOR CITIZENS AT NO CHARGE||ANY CHARGES (US$)||COMMENTS|
|M&M Panel Beaters / Michael Bryant||0787 386 800||25 Anthony Avenue, Msasa||8:00am to 4:30pm Friday 3.30pm||No||Will charge for call outs $50 Harare||Yes||$25 per hour - only if applicable.|
|Kwik Fix Auto / Malcolm Attwell||0777 877 760||5A Adylinn Road, Marlborough||8:00am to 4:00pm||No||N/A||Yes||No charge for senior citizens|
|Norman Higgs||0771 929 772||Cutty Sark Hotel - Kariba||7.00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Kariba||Yes||Nil||Happy to assist.|
|Damion Boyce||0772 353 670||17 Caithness Road, Eastlea||Anytime||Yes||Harare||Yes||Nil||I am happy to help as I know how tough things are here.|
|Gladman Gava||0773 639 538||39 West Drive - Victoria Falls||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Preferably those close to Vic Falls, Hwange||Yes||I can do it for free. My only charge might be transport cost||I am glad to be of help to any senior citizens who are suffering because of this radio law.|
|Help24Seven / Rodney Beadon||0772 320 090||20 Honey Bear Lane, Borrowdale||24 hours a day 7 days a week||Yes||Where ever you need me||Yes||Nil||Would like this opportunity to educate people about Help24Seven whilst doing a community service.|
|Dion Wharren||0772 603 375||Metro Peech, Graniteside||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Greendale. Highlands. Chisipite.||Yes||Nil||Willing to assist where I can.|
|Charlie Snyman||0772 209 883||49 Ridgeway South, Highlands||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Harare only||Yes||Nil||Other services Senior Citizens may desperately require if I can assist on occasion.|
|Alphos Chigwadhi||0773 552 910||Corner Strand and Bessemer, Graniteside||8:30am to 4:30pm||Yes||Across Zimbabwe it’s fine with me||Yes||Any amount that will cover the costs involved.||The senior citizens have paid tax for a very long time and it’s high time they also begin to enjoy the benefits.|
|Available from June only:|
Jonathan de Bruijin
|0777 697 631||8 Tedder Road, Highlands||9:00am to 3:00pm||Yes||Harare: Greendale, Highlands, Newlands, Chisipite||Yes||Nil||Happy to help - more familiar with older cars.|
|Tandem Service Centre||0776 226 435||2 Dunkeld Road, Mount Pleasant||7:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Harare at present||Yes||Nil||Our Accessories Department is happy to assist with removing radios.|
|Kevin Stephens||0775 076 795||1 Cannock Gardens, Cannock Road, Groombridge||Call to arrange||Yes||Mount Pleasant, Borrowdale, Vainona||Yes||Nil||Nil|
|Isuzu Restoration Centre / Shacky Nyirenda||0773 657 322||13 Devon Road, Avondale West||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Harare||Yes||No charge, depending on type of car||Can do other cities or towns for free provided fuel is sponsored for the trip|
|Audiocity / Mohammed Siddiqui||0773 047 664||117 King George Road, Avondale||9:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Will do call outs anywhere in harare only if the senior citizen is unable to come to us||Yes||Nil||Will be happy to assist however we can.|
|Tasimba Mhizha||0773 406 974||Arundel Office Park, Mount Pleasant||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||All||Yes||$30 if applicable|
|Eugene Oswald||0772 295 145||4 Prue Close, Athlone||9:00am to 4:00pm||Yes||Harare, Greendale, some parts of Borrowdale||Yes||Nil|
|Gerald Mangena||0772 900 700||Number 16 23rd Avenue, Belmont, Bulawayo||Weekends only.||Yes||Bulawayo||Yes||$5 to cover fuel expenses where applicable.||I am based in Bulawayo and I'm happy to assist with radio unit removals during weekends at no charge.|
|Amy Jane Potgieter||0784 996 660||159 Citroen Road, Msasa||7:30am to 5:00pm||Yes||Suburbs||Yes||Nil|
|Soundboyz / Raymond Marais||0712 200 294||75B Rhodesville Avenue, Highlands||8:00am to 4:30pm Mon - Fri||No||N/A||Yes||$0-$20|
|James Hewitt||0772 564 007||52 Glen Garry Avenue, Highlands||8:00am to 5:00pm||Yes||Within Harare||Yes||Nil|