Life Assurance Team

Mr Webster Chikengezha - Managing Director, Nyaradzo Life Assurance Company

Prior to joining Nyaradzo, Webster worked for the United Methodist Dental Clinic as an administrator from 1994-2001. He then joined Nyaradzo in August of 2001 as a Marketing Manager and established Nyaradzo Funeral Services in 2003 as the Managing Director. In June 2004 he was transferred to Calundike Exports. Webster became the Group Business and Projects Director in 2006 to 2010 and spearheaded the growth of the business through an expansion programme which saw the birth of 6 fully fledged branches in 12 months. Later in 2011 he was transferred to Nyaradzo Funeral Assurance as Managing Director, a position he holds to date. He led the Company to be the top Funeral Assurer in the country for a consecutive two years and now controlling more than 55% of the market share. He managed to take the Company to another level from Funeral Assurance to a Life Company. Webster holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Mr Tendayi Kanjanda – General Manager

Tendayi has more than 25 years’ experience in pensions and insurance of which more than 10 years were at senior executive level reporting to the Board. He has worked for different organizations that include Old Mutual, Fidelity Life Assurance, Local Authorities Pension Fund, Motor Industry Pension Fund and Mining Industry Pension Fund where he was the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Officer for four years. Tendayi holds an MBA degree from the University of Zimbabwe and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree in Applied Accounting from the Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).

Mr Patrick Mhuka – Finance Manager

Patrick worked for Delta Corporation and OK Zimbabwe as a Buyer and had in-house training in Purchasing, Supply and Total Quality Management. He also trained as a Finance Cadet before being appointed Cost Accountant, Management Accountant and Financial Controller at Hunyani Paper & Packaging (1997) (Pvt) Limited. Patrick is a holder of a SAAA Diploma and a CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) Diploma. He has worked for the manufacturing, services and life assurance business units of the Nyaradzo Group. Patrick is currently studying for a Business Management & Information Technology Degree and a CIMA qualification.

Mr Darlington Mabvure – Sales Manager

Darlington holds a Marketing Diploma with the Institute of Administration of Commerce (SA). He is currently studying for an Insurance Diploma with IIZ as well as a BSc. Management and Entrepreneurial Development Studies. He has over fourteen years of progressive experience in the Insurance Industry having started his career at Old Mutual in 1999. Darlington joined Nyaradzo in 2004 as an Administration Clerk before being appointed to his current position in 2009.

Mr Farayi Sithole CA (Z) - Accountant

Farayi has more than 7 years’ experience in public practice and commerce. He completed his internship at Delta Transport Services, a division of Delta Corporation. He is a Chartered Accountant, is registered with the Public Accountants and Auditors Board as a Public Auditor (RPA) and an associate member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). Farayi is a member of the CPD committee of ICAZ. He served his articles of clerkship with Grant Thornton Zimbabwe where he rose through the ranks to the position of Audit Manager. In the year 2000, he participated in the Junior Parliament of Zimbabwe as a Junior Member of Parliament for Chipinge North constituency. Farayi holds the Bachelor of Commerce Accounting (Hons.) Degree from the Midlands State University (Zimbabwe) and Bachelor of Accounting Science (Hons.) from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Mr Elisha Fungayi Dzikiti - Administration Manager

Fungayi has over seventeen years’ experience in the financial services sector having started his career at Edgars Stores. He joined Nyaradzo Group in 2002 as an Administration Clerk and rose through the ranks to his current position. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from MANCOSA in South Africa, a Diploma in Accountancy from Southern Africa Association of Accounts (SAAA), and a Certificate of Proficiency in Insurance (IIZ). He is currently studying CIS with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration in Zimbabwe.


Mr Onismas Karakadzai - Groups Administration Manager

Onismas joined Nyaradzo Group in 2011 as an Accounts Clerk and rose through the ranks to his current position. Previously worked for CFX Bank for 5 years before joining Firmside Management. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant, and a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK), an Associate member of the Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe (IOBZ), and a Fellow member of the Institute of Administration and Commerce of Zimbabwe (IACZ). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Sciences from the University of South Africa, and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University (UK).