Africa’s Youngest Billionaire Mohammed Dewji Kidnapped In Tanzania

43-year-old Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, has been reportedly kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Dar es Salaam area of Tanzania.

According to report, Mohammed Dewji was abducted and bundled into a car by the unknown gunmen while he was on his way to a gym,

“Initial information indicates he was kidnapped by white men travelling in two vehicles,” regional Governor Paul Makonda told journalists.

While the Police who noted that Dewji had no security detail as at the time of the kidnapping, disclosed that investigations are ongoing and two people have already been arrested and are being questioned regarding the kidnapping.

According to report, Dewji is a Tanzanian businessman and former member of Parliament and the leader of MeTL group, a conglomerate that operates in more than 10 countries with interests in various fields.

He was elected as an MP for Singida Urban constituency from 2005 and served for ten years before resigning from politics in 2015. He established the Mo Dewji Foundation and spent more than 3 million us dollars on projects that have directly improved the lives of Tanzanians.

Mr. Dewji is ranked 17th on Forbes African list of billionaires with a networth of 1.5 billion US dollars joined the Giving Pledge, an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by committing to giving more than half of his wealth to philanthropy either during his lifetime or in his will.

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