(Ecofin Agency) - There is a bit more information about the legal proceedings initiated by Tanzania against Hisham Hendi (photo), Vodacom’s managing director.
Along with five other employees, the managing director is accused of depriving the government of more than Tsh11 billion ($4.8 million) by allowing other people to illegally use Vodacom’s telecom infrastructures. This constitutes economic sabotage.
They were arrested following a complaint submitted by the Tanzanian telecom regulator (TCRA), according to the superintendent of Dar es Salaam special zone Lazaro Mambosasa.
In a communiqué, Vodacom Tanzania ensured its clients that its managing director’s judicial troubles would have no impact on its services. It also indicates that measures have been taken for its continuous operations.
Hisham Hendi was officially appointed in March 2019 as the managing director of Vodacom Tanzania. Prior to that, he was already the interim managing director since September 1, 2018.