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I won't die poor after all

By unknown | Jun 11, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

A WHITE caller to a local radio station irritated me so much this week, I thought I would dedicate today's column to her.

A WHITE caller to a local radio station irritated me so much this week, I thought I would dedicate today's column to her.

In a nutshell, she complained bitterly about people (read blacks) who can't pronounce words such as category, which they made to sound like cutter-gory.

The sharp-as-razor presenter asked her who the president was before JZ, and she proudly blurted - Galamee Moshlanti.

We hear of Mapumalanga, Mabeki and Emsholozi - and nobody gives a damn.

Enough of that. This week I received a 419-scam letter with a difference - and a soul.

It moved me so much I have to share it (largely uncorrected):

"My sweet heart,

"How are you this morning? How was your night? Mine is a little bit cold over here in Dakar, Senegal. In this camp we are only allowed to go out from the camp only on mondays and fridays of the weeks. It's just like one staying in the prison and i hope by Gods grace i will come out here soon.

"i don't have any relatives now whom i can go to all my relatives ran away in the middle of the war, the only person i have now is (Reverend Michael Wade) who is the pastor of the (Christ The King Church) here in the camp he has been very nice to me since i came here.

"As a refugee here i don't have any right or privilledge to any thing be it money or whatever."

And then the shiv: "Please listen to this (it's a secret, even the Revrend don't know about it), i have my late father's statement of account and his death certificate here with me which i will send to you latter, because when he was alive he deposited some amount of money in one of the leading bank in Europe which he used my name as the next of kin, the amount in question is $5.5 (Five Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars).

"So i will like you to help me transfer this money to your account and from it you will send some money for me to get my travelling documents and air ticket to come over to meet with you.

I kept this secret to people in the camp here the only person that knows about it is the Revrend because he is like a father to me, but he don't know that i have the documents i told you that it is secret .

"Remember i am giving you all this information due to the trust i deposed on you. I like honest and understanding people, truthful and a man of vision, truth and hardworking. My favourite language is english but our language is french but i speak english very fluently.

"Meanwhile i will like you to call me like i said i have a lot to tell you. Have a nice day and think about me. Awaiting to hear from you soonest.

"Yours in sweetheart,

Princess Joy."

So I may not die poor after all, thanks to my phantom love, Princess Joy.


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