Dar es Salaam. The international media have widely covered the abduction of Africa’s youngest dollar billionaire, Mohammed Dewji.
The Tanzanian tycoon was abducted by unknown white men at a hotel gymnasium where he had gone for routine morning walkout.
While some media focused on growing incidents of insecurity not only in the East African nation but also in the world in general, some were attentive in explaining how the incident took place and mobilized for efforts to bring him back alive.
Here are some international agencies and respective brief coverage.
Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped in Tanzania
However, crime involving well-known figures is on the rise. Wayne Lotter, an elephant conservationist investigating ivory-trafficking networks, was murdered in the city last year.
In September last year, Tundu Lissu, the opposition chief whip and an outspoken critic of President Magufuli, was sprayed with gunfire outside his home in Dodoma, the Tanzanian capital. Doctors in neighbouring Kenya removed nine bullets from his body.
Mohammed Dewji: Africa’s ‘youngest billionaire’ abducted in Tanzania
The man said to be Africa’s youngest billionaire has been kidnapped by masked gunmen in Tanzania’s main city Dar es Salaam, police say.
Mohammed Dewji, 43, was abducted outside a swanky hotel gym where he was going for his routine morning workout.
Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and two of the abductors were believed to be foreign nationals, police added.
Africa’s youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped in Tanzania
Masked gunmen have kidnapped a man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire from a gymnasium in Tanzania’s economic capital Dar es Salaam, officials said.
Mohammed Dewji, 43, who heads the MeTL Group which operates in about 10 countries with interests from agriculture to insurance, transport, logistics and the food industry, was snatched as he entered the gym of a hotel in the city.
Africa’s youngest billionaire kidnapped by gunmen from luxury hotel
Gunmen have kidnapped an African billionaire from a luxury hotel in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, police told CNN.
Mohammed Dewji, 43, was taken by the men who waylaid him as he left the hotel gym after his early morning workout at around 6.30 am local time, police said.
The abductors, who are believed to be foreign nationals, accessed the gym through gates that are believed to have been left open deliberately, Dar es Salaam regional police commissioner Lazaro Mambosasa told CNN.
Tanzanian police launch manhunt for kidnappers of young billionaire
Tanzanian police said on Thursday they have launched a manhunt for kidnappers of the east African nation’s young billionaire who was abducted earlier in the day.
Mohamed Dewji, 43, popularly known as MO, was abducted by unknown persons at around 5 am shortly after he got out of his car for his routine workout at a gymnasium in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam’s leafy Oysterbay area.