Yusuf Manji Biography
Yusuf Manji was born on 18th December in Tanzania. He is the CEO of Quality Group Limited (QGL). He is also the Chairman of the Tanzanian Industrial Fishing and Processors Association.
He is the Chairman and a Trustee of Young Africans Sports Club.He is also the Chairman of the Tanzanian Industrial Fishing and Processors Association.
Yusuf Manji Career
In 1995 he took over his father’s Dar es Salaam-based motor works company and turned it into a diversified successful multinational company with operation in the Unites States, United Arab Emirates,India and Kenya.
The company is now the biggest conglomerate in the country with 17 companies in the automotive, engineering products,
international trade, logistic solutions and warehousing, real estate development, food processing, consulting, transport, aluminium and fisheries sector.
Yusuf Manji Net Worth
According to forbes magazine Yusuf Manji has an estimated net worth of $ 50 Million.
Yusuf Manji – Economic Sabotage Case
Yusuf Manji was charged of being in possession of military uniform fabrics worth over 200m together with three others.
It had been alleged that on June 30, this year, at Chang’ombe A area in Temeke District, jointly and
together, all the accused per sons were found in possession of 35 bundles of fabric used for uniforms
of the Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), valued at 192.5m/-.
Yusuf Manji and his co-accused were also charged with a similar count of being found with eight bundles of the same materials valued at 44m/-.
It was alleged by the prosecution that on June 30, this year, at the same area in Temeke District, the
accused persons were found in unlawful possession of government stamps, which are three rubber stamps of the TPDF, bearing different addresses without lawful authority.
The stamps, according to the prosecution, contained different addresses, including, “MKUU WA KIKOSI 121 KIKOSI CHA JESHI JWTZ, KAMANDA KIKOSI 834 KJ MAKUTUPORA DODOMA, COMMANDING OFFICER 835 KJ, MGAMBO P.O. BOX 224 KOROGWE.”
It was further alleged that the act by the accused persons of being found with the rubber stamps of TPDF addresses, was prejudicial to the safety or interests of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The prosecution also alleged that on July 1, 2017, at Chang’ombe A area within Temeke District, jointly and together, all the accused persons were found in possession of two motor vehicle registration plate number SU 383 and SM 8573, which were unlawfully acquired.
The charges were dropped in September 2017 by the Director of Public Prosecution. Senior State Attorney Mutalemwa Kishenyi,told Principal Resident Magistrate Huruma Shaidi at the Kisutu Resident Magistrate’s Court in Dar es Salaam, that the DPP had decided to enter a “nolle prosequi” certificate in favour of the accused persons.
Yusuf Manji Controversies
Tigo Fraud Case
He was accused of participating in fraud and corruption in transactions that sealed the sale of 34,479 shares worth over 13 billion shillings in Mic Tanzania Limited, which trades as Tigo.
Lawyers representing a British registered company associated with businessman Yusuf Manji have claimed that the billionaire businessman owns 99 per cent of telecoms company.
According to the Daily News, Yusuf Manji was accused of consuming Heroine, diacetyl-morphine and charged under section 17 (1) (a) of the Drugs Control and Enforcement Act No. 5 of 2005,
which upon conviction, provides for a fine of not less than one million shillings, a five-year jail term or both sentences. Granting the bail, the magistrate sat two conditions requiring the accused to sign a hefty bond and secure one reliable surety who also signed the bond.
As the owner of Quality Group of Companies, Yusuf Manji is facing charges of illegal hiring of 25 foreigners without working permits. The Immigration Department conducted an intensive
search at the Quality Centre building along Nyerere Road and uncovered the 126 foreign employees, 25 of whom allegedly lacked valid permits to work in the country.
Yusuf Manji Honor
- Africa’s Iconic Leader.