• Rajasthan

    Cong 53
    BJP 36
    RLM 0
    OTH 1
  • Mizoram

    MNF 3
    Cong 2
    BJP 0
    OTH 0
  • Chhattisgarh

    BJP 22
    Cong 18
    JCC 3
    OTH 1
  • Madhya Pradesh

    BJP 29
    Cong 28
    BSP 1
    OTH 1
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 56
    TDP-Cong 17
    BJP 3
    OTH 2

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20 arrested in hunt for Tanzania’s kidnapped billionaire

By: | Published: October 14, 2018 3:47 AM

Mohammed Dewji, who at 43 is Africa's youngest billionaire, was snatched by gunmen as he entered a hotel gym in Tanzania's economic capital on Thursday morning.

Mohammed Dewji (File photo)

Twenty people have been arrested as police press a manhunt for Africa’s youngest billionaire who was kidnapped in Dar es Salaam two days ago, a minister said Saturday.

Mohammed Dewji, who at 43 is Africa’s youngest billionaire, was snatched by gunmen as he entered a hotel gym in Tanzania’s economic capital on Thursday morning.

“Up until now, 20 people have been arrested,” Interior Minister Kangi Lugola told reporters, without giving any detail on their identities. “Security forces are working day and night” to find him.

Officials have implicated the involvement of foreigners, saying he was taken by “whites”.

Dewji is chief executive of the MeTL Group which operates in some 10 countries and has interests in agriculture, insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry.

According to Forbes, he is worth USD 1.5 billion (1.29 billion euros) and ranks 17th on the list of African billionaires.

Between 2005-2015, he served as a member of parliament and in 2013, he became the first Tanzanian to grace the cover of Forbes magazine. Two years later, he was named Forbes’ Africa Person of the Year.

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

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