Tanzania charges Vodacom Tanzania MD with economic crimes: court documents
04 Apr 2019

Tanzanian authorities on Wednesday charged the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania and other telecom executives with economic crimes, court documents seen by Reuters showed.

Egyptian Hisham Hendi and other telecom executives “intentionally and wilfully organized a criminal racket, which caused the government … to suffer a pecuniary loss” of more than 5.9 billion Tanzanian shillings ($2.55 million), the documents said.

They were not allowed to enter a plea nor apply for bail, and were held in police custody until the case comes up on April 17, a court official told Reuters.

They did not respond to calls for comment following the issuing of charges.

By Fumbuka Ng’wanakilala and Omar Mohammed, Reuters, 3 April 2019

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