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Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania

Written by: George Kalisa
Thursday, October 11th, 2018, 9:35

Shock has gripped Africa following the horrific news of the abduction of Africa’s youngest billionaire, Mohammed Dewji, in Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam, confirmed the Police today. Masked gunmen fired in the air outside his posh hotel gym as he was setting out for his routine gym.   


Dewji, 43 the bankroller of the Tanzanian biggest soccer team, Simba FC had his wealth rated at $1.5bn (£980m) by Financial magazine Forbes in its 2017 report describing him as the only billionaire in the east African largest nation.


Forbes further revealed that Dewji had in 2016 promised to dedicate half of his fortunes towards philanthropic causes.


As a tycoon he owns METL with interests in textile manufacturing, flour milling, beverages and edible oils in at least six African states, BBC reported.


Impeccable source said three suspects, some of whom are foreign nations have been apprehended in connection to the crime.  


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