Tanzanian mogul Reginald Mengi dies aged 75

Reginald Mengi

Tanzanian media mogul Reginald Mengi is dead.

According to two of his media outlets, Mengi, 75 passed on in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He is the chairman of Confederation of Tanzania Industries, IPP Gold Ltd and owner of ITV and Radio ONE

Mengi was born in 1944 in Kilimanjaro and was the chairman of Media Owners Association of Tanzania and Handeni Gold, Inc.

His IPP Media Group owns 11 newspapers, radio and television stations, and internet properties. He also owns Bonite Bottlers, the sole bottler of Coca-Cola products in the northern region of Tanzania.

His Kilimanjaro brand of bottled water is the biggest selling in the country.

He also owns a printing company, The Guardian Limited, which publishes the Guardian, Nipashe and Alaska magazines.

His death comes five months after he announced investments in IPP Automobile, a car assembly plant, and the mobile phone sector.

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