I have received the following today. Little did I realise that I was personally known to the former deputy president of South Africa. Any suggestions as to how I should respond gratefully received.
I am wife of sacked deputy president of south africa,jacob zuma.
It is out of desperation that i am sending you this mail. my husband and i need your help in fronting for us as owner of funds that are his which might come under investigation soon if the fund’s ownership is not changed soonest. as my husband’s finances are increasingly becoming the source of investigation by our distractors.the source of these funds which my husband’s earnings would not validate, will further sink him into the cesspool dug by our enemies.
It is because of the dire strait we find ourselves that we resolved to reach you and ask for your assistance in this matter. we are averse to letting those we know here into this deal because we are no longer sure of who our friends are.
you will be rewarded if you choose to help us in partnership in this deal.
I will be expecting to hear from you via my personal email account
( email@example.com ) and will disclose further detail to you upon your response.
do well not to disclose the content of this mail to anyone.