Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania: police

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Africa’s youngest billionaire became kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officers mentioned.

Mohammed Dewji, 40, who heads the MeTL Neighborhood which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food commercial, became snatched as he entered the gymnasium of a hotel in town.

“Preliminary data signifies he became kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles,” regional governor Paul Makonda told journalists, adding that “this design of incident is exclusive right here”.

Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa also implicated foreigners in the crime all by a press conference, adding they had “shot into the air” forward of bustling Dewji into their car.

He mentioned police occupy been looking out out suspects and had already made arrests.

Dewji became born in Tanzania and studied at Georgetown University in the US. He also served as a member of parliament from 2005 to 2015.

In 2013 he became the well-known Tanzanian to grace the conceal of Forbes magazine, and became in 2015 named Forbes Africa Person of the 365 days.

Dewji shall be the most distinguished shareholder in Tanzania’s Simba FC soccer club.

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