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Rostam Abdulrasul Aziz (born August, 1961) is a Tanzanian politician and businessman. In 1993 he was elected as a member of the Tanzanian parliament on behalf of the Igunga constituency. He went on to win two consecutive terms as MP. Until November 2007 he served as finance and economic secretary of the Tanzanian parliament. In 2009 he was accused of corruption. In 2011 he quit politics to focus and grow his family businesses.The Aziz’s are a fifth generation Tanzanian family of Iranian origin. They settled in Tanganika after transiting in Zanzibar 150years ago. The family began farming sisal, rice etc. Today the Aziz family is among the most prominent business families in East Africa. They are engaged in everything from telecom, ports, agriculture, media, and contract mining.The family businesses are considered to be one of Tanzania’s largest conglomerates. Group holdings include:Vodacom Tanzania Ltd (a subsidiary of Vodafone), the country’s leading cellular network.Caspian Ltd – The largest contract mining company in Tanzania contractor to DeBeers, Barrick among others.Dar es Salaam Port – in partnership with Hutchison WampoaWembere Hunting Safaris LimitedAfrica Tanneries LimitedTanzania Leather Industries LtdVarious newspaper titles, radio and television stationsForbes estimate his net worth as per 2013 to be $1 billion Wikipedia