Zimnat honours sales agents for business success

Zimnat hosted its 2022 edition of the Annual Agents Awards ceremony at an upmarket venue in Harare on Friday 31st of March 2023. The event was to showcase the Zimnat Group’s commitment to recognize, celebrate, and honour the success achieved by agents in its endeavour to make life better. In attendance, were Zimnat sales agents from around Zimbabwe as well as the Group’s executives, management, and representatives from various distribution partners.

Top-performing agents in each of the Group's three business areas, Zimnat General Insurance, Zimnat Life Assurance, and Zimnat Financial Services were recognized for their immense contribution to revenue in the year 2022, which has continued to grow over the years.

The Group CEO, Tinashe Muyambo, in his speech, emphasized that the award-winners’ contributions are nothing less than a mark of passion, perseverance, and dedication. We are proud to have such a loyal and committed team representing our organization and we value your hard work, extensive knowledge, and invaluable experience,” he remarked. He further hailed the agents for their efforts in assisting the growth of the business: Your presence this evening is therefore, a true testament that with determination, endurance, discipline, and the right attitude, you can overcome any and all hurdles that may come your way. Zimnat is looking forward to continuing to Making Life Better by bringing innovative and convenient products to every Zimbabwean”.

Zimnat Investments Cluster CEO Elizabeth Rabvukwa speaking at the launch

Sanlam Private Wealth and Zimnat Asset Management Launch Zimnat Wealth International

Zimnat Asset Management has partnered with Sanlam Private Wealth to provide offshore investment capability This opportunity is not limited to individual investors only but also to Pension Funds and Corporates.

Zimnat Asset Management’s unique collaboration with Sanlam Private Wealth seeks to introduce global investment products and solutions to Zimbabwean investors with a view to earning attractive, sustainable, and safe returns on their investments over the long term.

This association enables investors to have access to a platform of leading globally accredited investment funds that cover a diverse range of asset classes. These include 5 Star Morningstar rated Mutual Funds, Exchange Traded Funds, Hedge Funds, Fixed Income Securities, and Capital Guaranteed Structured Products.  Sanlam Private Wealth prides itself on its expertise in creating an individually customized investment portfolio that takes into account the purpose and risk appetite of each client

Commenting on the side-lines of the launch event, Sanlam Private Wealth Managing Director Mr. Mark Muller said, “We are excited to be expanding our relationship with the Zimnat Group, this partnership will open global opportunities for clients who have been yearning to explore investing on the global market.”

Sanlam Private Wealth is a member of the Sanlam Group, a leading global financial services business that has been advising investors globally since 1918. The Group provides comprehensive and tailored financial solutions to individual and institutional clients. The group’s ultimate holding company is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as well as the Namibian Stock Exchange, with a USD10 billion market cap and USD104 billion asset under management.

The minimum investment amount is USD50k.

Speaking at the launch event held at The Venue Avondale, Zimnat Investments Cluster CEO, Mrs. Elizabeth Rabvukwa, said, “This is a great opportunity for Zimbabwean investors who have free funds and are willing to explore investing in global markets. The relationship between Zimnat Asset Management and Sanlam Private Wealth will provide a secure and safe gateway to invest in offshore markets as Sanlam has been in existence for more than 100 years and Zimnat has also been in existence for more than 75 years”

The Zimnat Group has four main business units, namely general insurance, life assurance, asset management, and microfinance. The group is driven by its mission to make life better. It is associated with the Sanlam Group, the largest non-banking financial institution on the continent.


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Zimnat honours its salesforce in ritzy style


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Zimnat Group CEO Mustafa Sachak (centre) pictured with the award-winning members of the salesforce and  Zimnat executives


Zimnat, a leading financial services group has once again painted the city green with the return of its glitzy Annual Agents Awards ceremony. The latest edition was held at the prestigious Cresta Lodge in Harare on Friday the 18th  of March 2022. The glamorous event is hosted annually to recognize and celebrate high-performing sales agents in the group, in line with the Zimnat culture of celebrating success and high performers. The event was attended by sales agents from all over Zimbabwe as well as executives from the group and some of its banking partners.


In his welcome remarks, Mustafa Sachak, Zimnat group chief executive officer said it is the company’s culture to always recognize hard work and celebrate it. The annual agents' awards ceremony is the pinnacle of this recognition program.


“Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted us from an economic and social perspective, it also helped expedite our digitalization agenda to continue delivering on our promise to our customers. This resolve to make life better extends to how our agent salesforce evolved in a way that has seen us bouncing back with better results in the 2021 financial year. Today we honour those agents that were exceptional within our high-performing salesforce. One of our biggest drivers is exceptional customer service and these people getting awards today have displayed a commitment to both hard work and exceptional service delivery.


“By celebrating and encouraging our sales agents and staff we want them to be motivated to provide exceptional service to our clients. We want to empower the company and clients to reach their full potential,” Mr Sachak said.


The awards ceremony which was dominated by female agents could not have come at a better time than in the month in which the world is celebrating women. A woman of note was Sheron Mange a life insurance sales agent who was recognized as the top-performing sales agent.  She broke the bias by growing her portfolio by ten times from its 2020 record.

Sheron pictured receiving an award from Zimnat Life MD Workmore Chimweta and flanked by Zimnat Group CEO Mustafa Sachak

Not to be outdone were sales agents in the general insurance and microfinance space, Gardiner Maponga and Godfrey Huseni. Gardiner Maponga has been with the group selling insurance for more than 2 decades and is growing his portfolio consistently same with Godfrey.


Zimnat is a diversified financial services group that offers products across the financial and insurance spectrum. It has four business units namely Zimnat General Insurance, Zimnat Life Assurance, Zimnat Financial Services, Zimnat Asset Management, and is associated with the Sanlam Group.


Zimnat and THI exhibit together at Agrishow

Zimnat and THI insurance, which earlier this year entered into an underwriting management agency agreement with Zimnat General Insurance, are jointly participating in this year’s Agricultural Dealers’ and Managers’ Association Agrishow.

The agreement between THI and Zimnat General Insurance, which came into effect on January 1 this year, resulted in THI being underwritten by Zimnat in conjunction with Santam Agriculture, through Zimnat’s shareholder partnership with Sanlam, the largest non-banking financial institution in Africa.

THI’s agricultural insurance experience and Zimnat’s wide general insurance experience and partnership with Santam Agriculture, as well as the brand reputation of all three of these entities, have enhanced the insurance products and service they are able to offer farmers.

Farmers participating in the ADMA Agrishow will be able to discover some of the insurance benefits that the combined expertise and resources of Zimnat, Sanlam Agriculture and THI offer them.

THI, Zimnat and Santam Agriculture together have the resources to respond effectively to the changing insurance needs of Zimbabwean farmers and their upstream and downstream service suppliers.

There are many risks that farmers face, including variations in the weather and pest infestations that require good agricultural insurance policies.

There are also many other types of insurance policies offered by Zimnat, such as vehicle insurance and life assurance, that farmers could benefit from.

Zimnat Life, Zimnat Financial Services and the Funeral Services Group are participating in the Agrishow alongside Zimnat General Insurance and THI Insurance, enabling farmers to learn about not only the agricultural insurance products that THI and Zimnat offer them but about the full range of services Zimnat offers.

This includes vehicle insurance and other short-term insurance policies, as well as trade credit insurance, offered by Zimnat General Insurance, life assurance policies and retirement plans, funeral policies and services, and financial services, including loans and asset management, offered by Zimnat Financial Services.

Zimnat Honours Top Performing Agents

Zimnat agents from throughout the country came together recently in Harare, where awards were presented to the top performing agents in 2018.

It was the first time agents had been presented with awards at a combined event for 3 business units General Insurance, Life Assurance and Zimnat Financial Services, rather than smaller separate functions.

Zimnat Group chief executive Mustafa Sachak said, we intended to reward and recognize the teamwork of agents and staff within Zimnat’s different divisions. They are the Life blood of the organization and the very people who liaise with our clients on a day to day.


Hackathon Students Rewarded by Zimnat

Zimnat Rewards Students Who Participated In Hackathon

Zimnat, one of the country’s leading insurance groups, yesterday rewarded students from the Harare Institute of Technology who took part in a hackathon that the company organised.

A hackathon is a competitive event where people work collaboratively in groups on software or even hardware projects with the aim of creating a functioning product by the end of the event.

Twelve students from the institute’s Electronic Commerce and Financial Engineering departments took part in the event, competing in four teams.

Zimnat Group chief executive Mustafa Sachak presented the winning team, which was comprised of John Sakala, Amen Mushanyuki and Philip Mashingaidze, with shields and prize money of $400 per person.

The team that came second, made up of of Itai Zulu, Susan Chikerema and Augustine Mukumba, was presented with prize money of $200 per person.

Members of the third placed team were each given $100, while those in the fourth placed team each received $50.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr Sachak said Zimnat was excited and inspired by the calibre of presentations from the Harare Institute of Technology students. He said he was confident there would be further opportunities for collaboration between Zimnat and the institute.

The hackathon was convened by the Zimnat Group, which is comprised of Zimnat Life Assurance, Zimnat General Insurance, Zimnat Microfinance and Zimnat Asset Management, in partnership with the Harare Institute of Technology School of Business and Management Sciences.

School of Business and Management Sciences Dean Willard Gwarimbo expressed his commitment to a continued partnership with Zimnat, which, he said, ultimately aimed to strengthen the economy and nation at large.



2017 Zimnat Life Agency Awards

2017 Zimnat Life Agents Awards

There was pomp and funfair at Cresta Lodge on the 9th of March where Zimnat Life Assurance was giving away prizes to agents who excelled in 2017. Agents who scooped the awards this year included;

• Funganayi Nyakatswau – Top Manager 2017
• Molline Ruchiyo – Top Agent 2017
• Taurai Nerio Pome – Top Agents 2017 1st runner up
• Nicola Ndlovu – Top Agent 2017 2nd runner up
• John Munaku – Rising Star
• Tinashe Nyamuwe – Exemplary Agent of the year

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Zimnat Life Chief Executive Officer, Mr Munyaradzi Javangwe congratulated the agents for a job well done in 2017 and expressed gratitude to the Sales Team for their efforts and for overcoming the various challenges faced in that year.

The Zimnat Group Chief Executive Officer, Mustafa Sachak was the guest of honour at the event and encouraged the Sales Team to value and uphold customer experience as one of the pillars to ‘Make Life Better’ for customers.

The event, which has become an annual event on the Zimnat Calendar carried an African theme and guests were entertained by Hope Masike.

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