Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has denied reports of his death by some websites, describing it as ‘malicious’.
Some online publications on Sunday claimed the business magnate had died at the age of 59 in Germany after a short ailment.
The report, which has since gone viral on social media, says his family confirmed the news to a so-called German DW-TV3.
However, on Sunday, September 25, Mr Dangote denied the report on his Twitter page.
He wrote: “I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise. Thank you.”
I am hale, hearty and alive. Please disregard malicious report saying otherwise. Thank you.
— Aliko Dangote (@AlikoDangote) September 25, 2016