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Dear Friend,
This contact has become imperative based on the recent tribulation in Zimbabwe which has led to my present predicament.I am therefore using this medium to appeal to your good conscience to come to my rescue and the rescue of my family.
I am Ian Elsworth,a white commercial farmer from Zimbabwe and I got your contact from one of my business directories.I was born and bred in Zimbabwe to the best of my knowledge,my parents and grandparents lived all their lives in Zimbabwe africa.I have also lived all my life in Zimbabwe and so has all members of my family,therefore it is right to call me a Zimbabwean though white,I am by law a Zimbabwean.I have little or no knowledge of my roots save for the fact thatmy forefathers as I was told,hailed from Australia,which I have never visited all my life.It is pertinent that I tell you all this so that you can come to a full comprehension of the ill treatment that I have received from the Zimbabwean government of late.
The government of Robert Mugabe,president of Zimbabwe,in the year 2000 promulgated an abbysmal land law,the fast tract land resettlement program,aimed at taking land from the rich white commercial farmers in Zimbabwe and given it to the so called poor natural inhabitants of Zimbabwe,the black Zimbabweans,who as the president claimed are the rightful owners of these land.To this effects,our lands,including the lands where our personal houses where built on have been taking from us,rendering us homeless.In pursuance to this law,the so called natural inhabitants,the black Zimbabweans,have committed serious human rights violations in the process of forcefully taking our lands from us.Many of our white brothers were maimed,killed and rendered homeless.Those of us that are alive now live in fear.
As the victim of this inhuman treatment,I have been rendered homeless,that I now live in a village in the far north of Manica land,Zimbabwe,where I have to travel 100 kilometers to send this mail to you.We were hoping that the international community will come to our rescue,but this hope has been dashed since all we hear is that the international community is still appealing to the Zimbabwean government to reconsider the law,which clearly has fallen on deaf ears,since most of us have been relegated to abject poverty and homelessness while living in fear.All our properties have been confiscated including our bank accounts which have been frozen.The rest of us who managed to flee Zimbabwe at the inception of this law are now the lucky ones.
My dear friend,I have lost all I worked for all my life.As a tobacco farmer I have lost both my farm land and all my financial resources in Zimbabwe.I only have one hope left,which is to leave Zimbabwe alive.I am using this medium to appeal to you to come to my rescue and that of my family by helping us get out of Zimbabwe to a safe abode,where we can start life afresh again.I have some money in London Which I deposited there in a security firm to enable float an export and import company to facilitate the transportation of my farm produce which was costing me alot.I cannot reach the money because of my present isolation,moreover I do not have a bank account anymore in Zimbabwe to facilitate bank to bank transfer.I need your help to withdraw this money as all the documents neccessary for this withdrawal is still in my possession so that I can leave Zimbabwe as soon as possible and settle down with my family in your country.Please endeavour to try and help me as you will be greatly rewarded for your effort.
I thank you for your anticipated cooperation as I await your response to this mail.
Mr.Ian Elsworth.