AFRICA’S YOUNGEST DOL­LAR BIL­LION­AIRE HAS BEEN KID­NAPPED IN TAN­ZA­NIA

Cape Times - - NEWS - | dpa African News Agency (ANA)

TAN­ZA­NIA’S rich­est man, Mo­hammed Dewji, who is re­port­edly worth $1.5 bil­lion (R22bn), has been kid­napped, po­lice said yes­ter­day.

Dar es Salaam re­gional po­lice com­mis­sioner Paul Makonda said that op­er­a­tions were un­der way to res­cue Dewji and to ar­rest the sus­pects.

He gave no fur­ther de­tails. The 43-year-old busi­ness­man and former mem­ber of par­lia­ment was kid­napped as he left a ho­tel gym in the cap­i­tal, ac­cord­ing to un­con­firmed me­dia re­ports.

Dewji owns the METL Group con­glom­er­ate, which op­er­ates in a wide range of in­dus­tries in­clud­ing trade, agri­cul­ture and fi­nan­cial ser­vices, among oth­ers, ac­cord­ing to Forbes mag­a­zine.

Forbes es­ti­mates Dewji’s net worth to be $1.5bn and says that he is Africa’s youngest bil­lion­aire.

TAN­ZA­NIA’S rich­est man, bil­lion­aire Mo­hammed Dewji, has been kid­napped.

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