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Date: Wed, 12 Jul 2006 17:47:59 +0200
Subject: MONICA GEZI FAMILY NEEDS YOUR HELP
FROM:Mrs Monica Gezi
ADD:2-3 Nelson Mandela Avenue,
Sandton City, Johannesburg,
Greetings to you,
This may appear a bit surprising to you but very beneficial; as a
matter of urgency, i am desparately looking for a foriegn partner whom
i can trust to handle some investment or fund movement.
I am MRS. MONICA GEZI MARTINS wife of late MR.MENTU GEZI MARTINS, who
was murdered by the Zimbabwean veterans and sponsored assasins of the
tyrant Robert Mugabe.
I write to solicit for your special assistance to a family shattered by
a tyrannical government led by a dictator and his (ZANU-PF) ruling
party- president Robert Mugabe.
Because of land and farm land crisis in Zimbabwe, the government
secretly sponsored the war veterans and some irrate party members to
disposess the land being occupied by white farmers. This action has led
to the killing of some members of opposition party...The MDC including
my husband(MENTU GEZI),who did not support this ill-fated action.
But before the death of my husband, he anticipated some dangers and so
he deposited the sum of US$10.5m (Ten million Five hundered Thousand
United States Dollars)in the name of our only son 'LOUIS' at a reputable
security company in South Africa with the intention of using to open
fertilizer manufacturing company among other companies in our
neighbouring country (Swaziland )after his university education.
On the 29th of July, 2001, the war veterans and some supporters of
(ZANU-PF)ruling party trooped into our compound and axed him(my
husband) to death. Since then, they have been terrorizing my only son,
Louis Gezi,but he managed to escape to a neighbouring country, South
Africa as a political asylum seeker (refugee).
I and my two daughters are right now in the Republic of South Africa as
Assylum refugees because of the social political and economic crises in
my country (Zimbabwe) which detoriates everyday by day especially AFTER
THIS RECENT VISIT OF THE U.S PRESIDENT G.W.BUSH TO AFRICA AND CONDERMED
THE MUGABE'S REGIME.
Also, there is massive arrest and five years detainsion of all the
protestants and the MDC supporters as ordered by President Robert Mugabe.
Conseqently, our status/position here in South Africa does not permit
us to open an account or run any huge financial business. That is why I
want this fund to be transferred out of South Africa(BEFORE IT IS
FROOZEN BY THE ROARING LION of the tyrant Robert Mugabe's regime) into your
private/company account so that you will assist us to invest it in your
But before we continue in this transaction, we would have to sign an
AGREEMENT for our protection and rights. Also, i wish to inform you
that this transaction is NOT A CHILD'S PLAY and it is 100% REAL AND
RISK FREE and been assisted by an international business law firm
basedhere in South Africa and we are looking forward to employing the services
of another law firms in USA to prove its transparency and legitimacy
and avoid all any interception by the internal, international and
multi-national monetary bodies.
Hence,if you agree to assist us, we will offer you 20% of the money for
your assistance, 10% will be for the possible expenses incurred in the
process of this transaction, while 70% will be for our family
investment(s) in your country through your assistance.
I need your urgent and confidential response.
MONICA GEZI MARTINS(MRS.)
FOR THE FAMILY
Note: On your response and interest, you shall be introduced to the
international business law firmbased here in Johannesburg South Africa
and a top South African Reserve Bank Director SARB who is assisting my
family in this transaction for anyquery/demand for due clearifications.
Also, all the related documents to this transaction including the
certificates that cover this money from both the security company,
international and national monetary laws and clearence documents from
the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) to prove the legality, existence ,
transparency, drug free and Risk Free of this transaction are in safe
custody with the law firm.
You can as well read more about the crises in my country and about this
situation on the followingTHREE sites:
Note: YOU HAVE NO RISK TO BEAR NOR QUESTIONS TO ANSWER NOW AND AFTER
THE REALISATION OF THE TRANSACTION BECAUSE IT IS ABSOLUTELY SAFE AND
Whenever you call the DIRECT NUMBER ABOVE, YOU WOULD EITHER GET ME OR
MY SON LOUIS "ONLY" ON THE LINE. SO WHOEVER IS ON THE LINE AT THE TIME
OF YOUR CALL, FEEL
FREE TO AIR YOUR VIEWS..OK.
Waiting for your prompt and positive response through(
Mrs Monica gezi,
For the family