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GIFT Siyabonga My apologies

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From: GIFT Siyabonga <[email protected]>
Reply: [email protected]
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:52:13 +0200
Subject: My apologies


Good day,
I am a member of the contract award committee and 14 project allocation
managers, of the Department of Minerals and Natural Resources in South
Africa; I am in search of an agent to assist us in the transfer of
(US$54.5M) and subsequent investment in properties in your country. You
will be required to.

(1) Assist in the transfer of the said funds.
(2) Advise on lucrative areas for investment.

If you decide to render your service to us in this regard, 35% of the total
sum of US$54.5M will be for you. Please i want you to understand that this
transaction is a deal and should be treated very confidential.Thank you and
God bless, as I wait in anticipation for your fullest co-operation.

Yours Faithfully,
Mr. Gift Siyabonga
+27 63 270 9339

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