|Date: Saturday, September 04, 2004 1:48 AM|
|Subject: Hello, Good Morning|
South Africa Department of Minerals & Energy
Pretoria South Africa
Direct Phone: +871-763591470
Direct Fax: +871-763591471
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STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND URGENT
I am Mothobi Zuma Cedar, a native of Cape Town in South Africa and I am an Executive Director with a South African Government ministry. I am also the Secretary of the Tenders Committee set up by the government to look into contracts under the Department of Minerals and Energy.
We got your contact from a close source and I was mandated to seek your confidential co-operation in the execution of the project I am about to describe. First, I must let you know the major reason for this project. This project will be of great benefit to all parties involved and hope you will keep it as a top secret because of the nature of this transaction.
Within the Department of Minerals and Energy, we (me and four of my colleagues) discovered and we have in our possession as overdue payment totaling Fourteen million, five hundred thousand US dollars (US$14.5M) which we want to transfer abroad with the assistance and cooperation of a foreign company/individual to receive the said fund. More so, we are handicapped in the circumstances, as the South Africa Civil Service Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate offshore accounts hence your relevance in the whole transaction. Also we cannot access the funds because indigenous companies cannot carry out contracts of this magnitude.
This amount US$14.5M represents the balance of the total contract value executed on behalf of this Department by a foreign contracting firm, which was over-invoiced deliberately. Though the actual contract cost have been paid to the original contractor, leaving the balance in the tune of the said amount which we have in principle gotten approval to remit by key-tested telegraphic transfer (K.T.T.) to any foreign bank account you will provide by filing an application through the Justice Ministry here in South Africa for the transfer of rights and privileges of the former contractor to you.
I have the authority of my partners to propose the following: SHOULD YOU BE WILLING to assist us in this transaction, your share of the sum will be 25% of the total sum, 65% for us and 10% for taxation and miscellaneous Expenses incurred. This is after all expenses have been refunded and taxes have been paid. The transaction itself is 100%-SAFE for all involved. This is possible if on your part you treat it as confidential and with the utmost secrecy it deserves. Please note that your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this transaction. Hope that you will not disappoint us. I want to assure you that my partners and myself are in a position to make the payment of this claim possible provided you can give us a very strong assurance and guarantee that the funds will be secure. Please remember to treat this matter as very confidential, because we will not comprehend with any form of exposure as we are still in active government service and will want to retire honorably.
DO FURNISH ME WITH YOUR CONTACT PHONE, FAX NUMBER SO THAT WE CAN PROGRESS FURTHER.
I wait in anticipation of your cooperation.
Yours faithfully,Mothobi Zuma Cedar (Dr)