Dar es Salaam. Executive chairman and owner of IPP ltd. Dr. Reginald Mengi has passed away the morning of 2nd May 2019 at the age of 75 in Dubai.
The cause of death and reason of his travel to Dubai are yet to be reviled.
Dr. Mengi left behind a wife, the designer and chairman of Amorette ltd., Jacqueline Mengi and 4 children, Regina, Abdiel, Jayde and Ryan.
The media tycoon who wrote the book titled ‘I can, I must, I will’ which describes his struggle towards success was an inspiration and help to many young creators in Tanzania. He was a legend in the media industry owning radio stations, newspapers and television stations.
The president of Tanzania Dr. John Pombe Magufuli tweeted on the morning of his death, expressing the loss he had faced while giving his condolences saying that Mengi was not only his good friend but a major contribution to the development of Tanzania as a nation.
Reginald Mengi was a business man and a philanthropist. So much so, that in 2012, the Japan Bible Institution awarded Mengi with an ‘Honorary Doctor of Humanity degree’ in recognition of his passion and contribution to social development.
The entire community of Tanzania mourns as it has yet lost another major media legend only two months after the death of the director of Clouds Media Group, Ruge Mutahaba on the 26th February 2019 and soon later Ephraim Kibonde on 7th march 2019.
@MagufuliJP’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/MagufuliJP/status/1123809850096537600?s=09