Winners walk away with  tractors, cars in Nyaradzo draw Nyaradzo Group business executive Edith Hatendi (standing) hands over keys to the tractor to one of the winners, Patrick Chibada behind the steering wheel, while his wife Maria ululates during the Sahwira ‘Wear and Win’ Promotion presentation ceremony in Harare on Friday.

Munya Chimanye-Business Reporter

Nyaradzo Group on Friday handed over prizes to winners of the final Sahwira “Wear and Win” Promotion draw, which has been running for the past three months.

The inclusive event took place at the Sahwira Event and Lifestyle Centre in Harare, catering for the winners and Nyaradzo Group policy holders in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. It was live-streamed on their Facebook and                                             YouTube.

The winners, selected through a series of four draws including the grand draw that took place on September 24, received cellphones, iPads, laptops, motorbikes, tractors accompanied by ploughs, single cab Toyota Hilux trucks and paid vacations to local attractions courtesy of the Nyaradzo Group.

Prize recipients, some accompanied by their spouses and family and others for whom a proxy was present, shook hands with executives after accepting their awards, posing for pictures with their respective winnings. 

One of the winners, Patrick Chibanda, a truck driver from Chitungwiza, who walked away with a tractor, said he wants to venture into farming.

Another tractor and plough winner, Emmanuel Mutusva, told The Herald that winning the prize has ignited his passion for farming.

“It feels great to win, knowing that a lot of people entered the competition, but I was one of the lucky ones. At first I could not believe it as I have never won anything this big. I feel blessed,” he said.

Mr Mutusva said before winning the tractor, he was not interested in farming.

“But with this tractor, I’m going to take it up a notch and get into serious farming. I plan to seize this opportunity and make the most of it,” he revealed.

He also added that the tractor has economically empowered him and he is pondering offering land tillage services to those who require the services.

“It is a very lucrative business it ranges from US$80 to 110 per hectare,” he said.

Launched as part of the Nyaradzo Group’s 20th year celebration, the Sahwira “Wear and Win” Promotion followed the Nyaradzo @20 Marathon, Nyaradzo @20 Virtual Show and other events in the spirit of celebrating their platinum year.

The promotion was not limited to people in Zimbabwe, it was open to all Nyaradzo Group’s policy holders together with their dependants who are over 18 years old.   

To qualify for the competition, participants had to buy Nyaradzo Group’s branded apparel named Sahwira Wear.

In total four draws were virtually held, one in July, then another in August and two more in September.

The promotion was originally launched in June by CEO, Phillip Mataranyika, in a virtual presentation in which he stated that this was a way in which Nyaradzo Group could show gratitude to their multitude of stakeholders on this, their 20th anniversary.

“We felt that we were not inclusive enough. Today, we are therefore engaging top gear in order to be more inclusive and diverse. 

“This is meant to show you, our stakeholders, that you are special to us and that your Sahwira appreciates your patronage,” said Mr Mataranyika in an interview with the Herald earlier this year. 

The company, which was established as Nyaradzo Funeral Home on March 1, 2001, now consists of various entities, including: Nyaradzo Life Insurance Company; Nyaradzo Funeral Services; Calundike Exports; Eureka Insurance Brokers; Sahwira Events and Lifestyle; Nyaradzo Asset Management; and Sahwira Bureau DE change, operating in Zimbabwe, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

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