Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewji abducted in Tanzania

Mohammed Dewji 43 has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion according to Forbes /FILE
Mohammed Dewji 43 has an estimated net worth of $1.5 billion according to Forbes /FILE
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12 October, 2018

Two of the men are believed to be white foreign nationals.

Dewji, 43, has a net worth of $1.5 billion and is Tanzania's only billionaire, according to Forbes.

Mohammed Dewji, a Tanzanian business tycoon said to be Africa's youngest billionaire, photographed during an interview at his office in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, April 23, 2015.

Dewji was taken by two masked men who fired their guns into the air before driving away from the hotel, the Associated Press reported, citing the regional police commander for the area.

In 2016, Dewji signed The Giving Pledge in 2016 and promised to donate at least half his fortune to philanthropic causes.

"I've spoken to his father and the news of the kidnap of our friend Mo is true", State Minister for Environment and Union Affairs January Makamba said on Twitter. "Mohammed has a family and young children".

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Police have thrown a security cordon around the country as the hunt for abducted Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji got underway. He served as an MP from 2005 to 2015.

"They came in a auto to the hotel and started shooting in the air before they took him away".

According to The Guardian, the regional governor, Paul Makonda, said Mr Dewji was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles.

Although Tanzania has seen a wave attacks and abductions of opposition politicians and perceived government critics, this is the first time a businessman of Mr Dewji's standing has been kidnapped in the country.

The motive for the kidnapping is still unknown, although police expect this to be a "ransom" kidnapping. Some may have chauffeurs, but not bodyguards.


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