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Africa's youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania - police

Mohammed Dewji (40) was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.

FILE: A file picture taken on 23 April 2015 shows Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji at his office in Dar es Salaam. Africa's youngest billionaire was kidnapped on 11 October 2018, by gunmen in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said. Picture: AFP.

NAIROBI - Africa's youngest billionaire was kidnapped on Thursday morning by gunmen in Tanzania's economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said.

Mohammed Dewji (40) who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests in agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.

"Initial information indicates he was kidnapped by whites travelling in two vehicles," regional governor Paul Makonda told journalists, adding that "this kind of incident is new here".

Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa also implicated foreigners in the crime during a press conference, adding they had "shot into the air" before bustling Dewji into their car.

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

Dewji was born in Tanzania and studied at Georgetown University in the United States. He also served as a member of parliament from 2005 to 2015.

In 2013 he became the first Tanzanian to grace the cover of Forbes magazine and was in 2015 named Forbes Africa Person of the Year.

Dewji is also the main shareholder in Tanzania's Simba FC football club.

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