Africa’s youngest billionaire abducted in Tanzania
According to The Daily News, an English-language newspaper in Tanzania, 43-year-old businessman Mohammed Dewji was abducted Thursday morning as he was about to enter a gym at a local hotel.
Forbes magazine estimates Dewji’s wealth at $1.5 billion, making him the 17th richest person in Africa and the continent’s youngest billionaire.
Dar es Salaam regional police commissioner Lazaro Mambosasa said three people have been arrested in connection with the abduction.
Dewji owns the MeTL Group, which operates in 35 industries across several African countries. ■