Dar es Salaam,
Tanzanian millionaire and chairman for Infotech Investment Group, Ali Mufuruki, has died in Johannesburg, South Africa where he was undergoing treatment.
Mr Mufuruki, who founded CEO Roundtable of Tanzania (CEOrt) and Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI) East Africa, died on Saturday night, CEOrt chairman Sanjay Rughani confirmed on Sunday.
“Dear board members: This is news I would never have wanted to break to you but our dear friend Ali Mufuruki passed on last night at Morningside Hospital, Johannesburg in South Africa…” Mr Rughani said in his message to members of the CEOrt.
He said Mr Mufuruki fell ill in Dar es Salaam and was rushed to The Aga Khan Hospital. Shortly afterwards, he was evacuated to South Africa on Saturday afternoon.
A businessman and author, Mr Mufuruki was until recently the board chairman for Vodacom Tanzania and Wananchi Group Holdings, and is a former chairman of Mwananchi Communications Ltd, a subsidiary of the Nation Media Group. He also served as a trustee of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies and he is a co-author of the book Tanzania's Industrialisation Journey, 2016-2056.