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Tue, 16 Jul 2002 19:49:07
How I sincerely wish that this message will not amaze you and more so for the
assistance that I seek from you. My name is Mr. Jesse Ndoro. I represent Mr.
Johnson Whitehead and myself both black and white Zimbabweans.
We are first cousins on the maternal side and have been business partners for
the past twenty-six years, jointly investing on Farming and coffee production.
We owned numerous farms and two coffee production plants in Zimbabwe, and had a
work force of one hundred and eighty persons during the off season and as much
as three hundred and forty persons during the crop season.
Over the past three years the Zimbabwean Government policies have been very
unfavourable to our business and to all farmers generally in Zimbabwe which
eventually culminated in the present problem. Since last year, massive life
threatening hostilities, master minded and encouraged by the Government but
executed by the National War Veterans Association was initiated against the
farming community, in which as you may have read in the media publications, led
to the death of several farmers and their employees, including several
destruction of farms, looting and outright seizure. Some farms were forcefully
occupied and government took them over and re-distributed to the veterans and
more so since the expiration of the deadline given by the ruling government. In
the aftermath of these hostilities, three of our farms were looted and
destroyed and four of our employees were killed during these inhuman
occupations carried out by the veterans, with the assistance and encouragement
of the Mugabe government and its policy resolution. The inhuman treatment
became vicious and more pronounced since he allegedly won the last election.
Due to this very nasty life threatening experience we had and the danger of the
unsafe situation, that exist in our country, we had no option but to make an
arrangement to relinquish ownership of the farms to the government and
negotiate for compensation. This was as far back as March of this year. It was
while we were at Harare, the capital city, negotiating with the government
people that tragedy struck in one of our farms. Two of the veterans that
occupied our farms were murdered in mysterious circumstances. In pursuance of
the hate policy of the government, instead of arresting their colleagues that
occupied the farm or better still the locals living in the farm, we were
located all the way in Harare and Mr. Whitehead arrested. Up till now, he has
been in police detention and all efforts to secure his bail is being frustrated
by the authorities. They have since searched our homes and farms severally
looking for what I cannot fathom. They even wire-tapped our telephone.
Government has become so desperate since after the clamping of the sanctions by
the civilized world and the seizure of Mugabe asserts by the British
Government. Our farms have been the targets of some senior officials of
ZANU-PF. Towards the end of April, with the mandate of Mr. Whitehead, I
negotiated and sold the farms to one of the financiers of the ruling party.
But government has decided that all the farms must be revoked as to appease
those that assisted in his re-election. Before then, I have spirited the
proceeds from the sale, all our monies and other most important things in our
lives to South Africa. Most importantly, we took to South Africa the sum of
$15.5m in liquid cash being our life savings and proceeds from the sale of our
farms with the two plants inclusive which I managed to deposit in a security
company as CONTENT UNDISCLOSED BOXES.
The reason why I have contacted you is due to our urgent need to get a foreign
business partner, residing in a country with a favourable economic and
investment climate. We have no intention of residing in Zimbabwe anymore and
more so since the government and the buyer of the properties might be after us.
Our fears of the inclement atmosphere in South Africa make it impossible for us
to settle there also. We urgently require your assistance in receiving this
amount and also be a lunch-pad for us in our quest for freedom so that we can
migrate and establish a joint venture business in your country. Our preferred
area of investment is farming but should you have a deviation as to what the
funds should be invested into, considering profitable investment opportunities
in your country, we shall have no objections.
Please note that if you are interested in assisting us, we will immediately
arrange for the necessaries and your percentage compensation for assisting will
be 12% of the total fund.
I look forward to your immediate reply. You should reply me through the email
address address@hidden I am making arrangements to acquire a safe number where
we can be conversing without interruption since they have wiretapped all our
telephone lines. Please, let me have your telephone and fax numbers.
- Co-operation Needed!,
Jesse Ndoro. <=