Mohammed Dewji: Africa's youngest billionaire abducted by masked gunmen

12 October, 2018, 06:40 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Hunt on as Tanzanian billionaire Mohamed Dewji abducted in Dar

Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has been kidnapped in early Thursday morning incident which spread like a bush-fire on social media platforms.

A normally sleepy city, Dar es Salaam is not known for high intrigue, and there has certainly never been a case of white men kidnapping prominent individuals reported before.

The billionaire heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry.

"Also in the report, the Dar es Salaam police chief, Lazaro Mambosasa, at a press conferences said the kidnappers had "shot into the air" before bundling Mr Dewji into a auto".

He said police were looking for suspects and had already made arrests.

43-year old Dewji was elected to parliament on the CCM ticket but did not seek re-election to his seat in the 2015 election. "They shot in the air once and the hotel's security guards scampered for safety", the driver said.

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According to eyewitnesses, unknown men arrived in two vehicles and parked at the hotel before Mr Dewji got there.

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.

Mr Dewji is worth $2 billion, according to Forbes who profiled him recently.

Dewji is the owner and president of the multi-billion dollar revenue Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania Ltd (METL Group) and a former member of parliament for the ruling CCM party.

He promised in 2016 to donate at least half his fortune to philanthropic causes, Forbes said.

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