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Tanzania businessman Ali Mufuruki dies in South Africa

By Betty Njeru | Dec 8th 2019 | 1 min read
Renowned Tanzania businessman and Chairman of Wananchi Group Holdings Ali Mufuruki is dead.

Renowned Tanzania businessman and Chairman of Wananchi Group Holdings Ali Mufuruki is dead.

According to a statement, Mufuruki died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Johannesburg, South Africa.

He died on Saturday after suffering a short illness while in Dar es Salaam. He was rushed to hospital and later airlifted to Morningside Hospital in South Africa where he met his death.

Until his death, Mufuruki was a businessman, author, founder and board member of several organisations.

He was one of Tanzania’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of $110 million.

He was the founder of Infotech Investment Group, founding chairman of CEO Roundtable of Tanzania and Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa, board chairman of Vodacom Tanzania and Wananchi Group Holdings, a trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) and co-author of the book Tanzania's Industrialisation Journey, 2016-2056.


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