Brightrock Life Limited enjoys strong backing from its shareholder, Sanlam

"There are now many players in the funerals services industry. Of those that we repatriate, you realise that about 27 of those do not have [funeral] policies, and it’s always a struggle. Only three of them would be organised,” said Zororo-Phumulani’s chief executive Edwin Anderson

 

Staff Reporter

Zororo Phumulani this week announced that Brightrock Life Limited had been appointed to underwrite its products from April 1.

The change was informed by the need to expand to local and regional markets. The Zororo Phumulani Membership book will be transferred accordingly.

“Current terms and conditions and benefits for our clients still remain the same. All claims will be paid out within 48 hours. We want our clients to know that we are still Zororo Phumulani powered by Doves Zimbabwe and thus we are still one with Doves. We also want our clients to know that their policies with us will not be affected negatively in any way” said Edwin Anderson, Zororo Phumulani CEO in a statement.

He also went to say: “Brightrock Life Limited enjoys strong backing from its shareholder, Sanlam, which is a leading financial services group listed on the Johannesburg and Namibian Stock Exchange.”

Brightrock Life Limited is one of the fastest-growing insurers in South Africa, and the organisation provides underwriting management services to funeral parlour businesses in South Africa.

“We are embarking in building our own local funeral homes and their expertise should prove beneficial to our business. The clients will also be able to benefit from a wider selection of the parlor network that is under Brightrock Management services,” Anderson said.

Zororo Phumulani, which is a subsidiary of Zimbabwe’s Doves, has emerged in recent years as the top funerals services provider for Zimbabweans living in the diaspora, offering competitive funerals policies on the Zim/SA corridor.

The company now processes dozens of funerals per month, and recently repatriated prominent Zimbabweans who passed away in South Africa, including Judge Godfrey Chidyausiku, footballer Edzai Kasinauyo and former Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai.

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