MARK PAULSMEIER'S ZAR36 BILLION ($2.5 BILLION) CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST NASPERS AND MEDIA24


LETTER OF DEMAND

WITHOUT PREJUDICE

From:

MARK PAULSMEIER (Plaintiff)

To:

NASPERS (Defendant)

MEDIA24 (Defendant)

AGRI SA (Defendant)

TLU SA (Defendant)

WALDIMAR PELSER (Defendant) – Media24/Rapport Newspaper

GERRIT VAN ROOYEN (Defendant) – NKC African Economics

LEANNE GEORGE (Defendant) – University of Stellenbosch

OMRI VAN ZYL (Defendant) – Agri SA

CHRISTO VAN DER RHEEDE (Defendant) – Agri SA

BENNIE VAN ZYL (Defendant) – TLU SA

LOUIS MEINTJES (Defendant) – TLU SA

annelize@agrisa.co.za;theo@agrisa.co.za;dankriek@internet-sa.co.za; avniekerk@macrobert.co.za;Christo@agrisa.co.za;Omri@agrisa.co.za

hb@tlu.co.za;dienste@tlu.co.za;bennievz@gmail.com;louis@agriwebsa.com; hugo@wdklaw.co.za;sralarala@media24.com;Waldimar.Pelser@rapport.co.za;GKGreen@naspers.com;toni.lutz@naspers.com;info@nkc.co.za;info@sun.ac.za

My reference: MEP/R35B-lawsuit

20 May 2019

DEMAND TO CEASE DEFAMATORY PUBLICATIONS, AND DEMAND FOR A PUBLIC APOLOGY, AND DEMAND FOR COMPENSATION

 Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

1.    I am the Plaintiff in a civil matter against you as the defendants, in which I demand from you to cease making certain false, misleading and defamatory public statements / publications, and in which I demand from you to make a public apology, and in which I demand from you collectively and/or individually R36 Billion in damages as indicated in paragraph 43 below.  

2.    I submit I have established the private investment group Paulsmeier Inc Group in 1994 (who has more than a million professional people from all over the world associated to its corporate divisions) as well as the philanthropic organization Global Association of Billionaires and Millionaires (GABM). 

3.    My credibility, reputation and high esteem internationally, and more specifically in South Africa, are of utmost importance to facilitate and raise funds for global philanthropic programs like the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project, and the R50 Million GABM SA Food Aid Program, and business and entrepreneurial development programs, etc. 

4.    I submit IBDF International LLC (IBDF) trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group and its corporate divisions are highly respected in the international community as the largest unlisted private investment group in the world. 

5.    I submit IBDF’s credibility, reputation and high esteem internationally, and more specifically in South Africa, are of utmost importance as its membership collective have invested and operates almost a trillion USD through its international banking and payment system (SNG Global Dollar Virtual Currency Financial System – sngglobaldollar.blogspot.com) alone. 

6.    I submit that any false, misleading, defamatory or malicious statements about IBDF or me in the public domain will have a serious negative financial impact on IBDF’s business affairs; its membership collective’s investments and my personal business and financial affairs. 

7.     I submit you as the defendants are all directly or alternatively indirectly involved in a fraud scheme that has the following objectives: 

7.1 Defrauding the members of the philanthropic organization Global Association of Billionaires and Millionaires (GABM); and, 

7.2 Defrauding the drought stricken farmers of South Africa out of R1.5 Billion; and, 

7.3 Defrauding the poorest of the poor in South Africa out of R50 Million; and, 

7.4 Defrauding the national interest of South Africa; and, 

7.5 To deliberately and intentionally harm the credibility, reputation and high esteem of IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group in the international community by means of an aggressive “Fake News Campaign”; and, 

7.6 To deliberately and intentionally harm my credibility, reputation and high esteem in the international community and more particularly in South Africa by means of a “Character Assassination Plot”; and, 

7.7 To deliberately and intentionally cause significant harm to my business interests. 

8.    I submit that your involvement in the fraud scheme are ranging from being the conspirators of the fraud scheme and/or alternatively that your corporate infrastructure is knowingly used to facilitate the fraud scheme and/or your staff have contributed to the fraud scheme in their normal course of business and/or you have actively contributed towards the execution and success of the fraud scheme, which ultimately makes you collectively and individually responsible for the significant financial and reputational harm caused to IBDF International LLC and its corporate divisions and me.  

9.    I submit you have as a result of your involvement in the fraud scheme full criminal and delictual liability.  

10. I submit that the basis of your delictual liability is inter alia based on the following principles: 

10.1      Intent 

10.2      Vicarious liability 

10.3      Negligence 

10.4      Wrongful conduct 

10.5      Harm caused 

10.6      Damages suffered 

11. I submit you have benefitted financially and /or professionally and/or personally from the fraud scheme. 

12. I submit you have deliberately and intentionally lied to all South Africans, and the drought stricken farmers in particular, by wrongfully and unlawfully disseminating the below false, misleading and malicious information as a cover-up story for your fraud scheme:  

12.1      I am an unscrupulous and faceless swindler; and, 

12.2       I am personally involved in criminal activities; and, 

12.3      My R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project is a scam; and, 

12.4      IBDF International LLC (IBDF), registered in the State of Delaware, USA under registration no: 4512866  trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group and its below mentioned divisions do not exist: 

Global Association of Billionaires and Millionaires (GABM)

Callister International

Summit Network Group international business chamber

International Business Finance Corporation

International Venture Capital Association

Oakwell Holdings

SNG Global Dollar Virtual Currency Financial System 

12.5      IBDF and its corporate divisions are involved in illegal activities; and, 

12.6      The GABM organization and division of IBDF is operating a Pyramid Scheme; and,  

12.7      Suggest that the SNG Global Dollar Virtual Currency Financial System is a fraud scheme; and, 

12.8       IBDF is an unprofessional organization. 

13. I submit you have deliberately and intentionally deceived all South Africans, and the drought stricken farmers in particular, by wrongfully and unlawfully disseminating the below false, misleading and malicious information as a cover-up story for your fraud scheme:  

13.1      The R1.5 billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project is a merely criminal scheme aimed to take advantage of the South African farmers; and, 

13.2      The R1.5 billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project is not credible and Agri SA is skeptical about the project’s bona fides; and, 

13.3      The Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds with an unblemished history since 1983 are not credible and that these financial instruments have no real value; and, 

13.4      The beneficiaries of the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project will receive payment in a virtual currency no one has ever heard about as appose to in South African Rands; and, 

13.5      Statements which impute that GABM or I will use farmers’ personal information to commit fraud if such is provided to us; and, 

13.6      Statements that GABM or I will unlawfully withdraw funds from farmers’ bank accounts if that is provided to us for money transfers in terms of the R1.5 GABM SA Drought Relief Project; and, 

13.7      Statements which impute I a dishonest person and that I do not have a good/sound moral character; and, 

13.8      Statements which impute my professional conduct is unethical and unprincipled; and, 

13.9      Other statements which lowered my credibility, reputation and high esteem in the South African corporate and business establishment as well as among the farmers of South Africa. 

14. I submit you have deliberately and intentionally betrayed all South Africans as well as the drought stricken farmers and poorest of the poor in SA in the most callous way imaginable, by professionally and morally and wrongfully and unlawfully: 

14.1      Failing to serve the agriculture industry and the best interests of the farmers of South Africa as official representative organizations and paid officials in terms of the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project; and, 

14.2      Failing to act in the best interest of the drought stricken farmers and poorest of the poor in South Africa as responsible corporate citizens; and, 

14.3      Keeping the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project donation away from the drought stricken farmers, which in some cases may have potentially prevent certain drought stricken farmers to lose their farms; while others have committed suicide as they could not access such financial aid which was available; and,  

14.4      Continuing with the fraud scheme and as a result keep a further R1 Billion or more in foreign donations from the drought stricken farmers of South Africa; and, 

14.5      Doing absolutely nothing to settle or resolve the fraud scheme despite all my efforts and that of IBDF International LLC and the GABM Organization to get emergency aid funding to the drought stricken farmers as well as the poorest of the poor in South Africa; and, 

14.6      Putting corporate and personal interests before the national interest of South Africa as well as that of the drought stricken farmers and poorest of the poor in South Africa. 

15. I submit your deliberate, intentional and malicious conduct as well as unlawful, unjust and unfair dissemination of false and misleading information in the public domain has caused: 

15.1      Me financial losses amounting to more than R36 Billion; and, 

15.2      Me significant harm to my reputation and credibility and good name; and, 

15.3      That my professional association to the largest global private investment group IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group, which I have founded in 1994, has been revoked in January 2017 as a direct result of your deliberate and intentional false, misleading, defamatory and malicious accusations and allegations in the public domain; and, 

15.4      Me huge embarrassment and humiliation among almost a million professional colleagues all over the world and the entire nation of South Africa; and, 

15.5      IBDF direct financial losses in excess of $1.3 Billion; and, 

15.6      Irreparable harm to the reputation and credibility and good name of IBDF and its corporate divisions; and, 

15.7      IBDF to cancel its $20 Billion African Expansion Project; and, 

15.8      IBDF to close its corporate infrastructure on the African Continent and terminate the business activities of its corporate divisions in Africa; and, 

15.9      IBDF to lose most of its future business contracts on the African Continent; and, 

15.10   IBDF to lose its association with political and influential business leaders on the African Continent; and, 

15.11   IBDF to terminate the Paulsmeier Inc Group brand after almost 25 years of successful trading and to commence trading under a new corporate brand from January 2019 to prevent further substantial financial losses as a direct result of your continuing deliberate and intentional false, misleading, defamatory and malicious accusations and allegations in the public domain. 

16. I record that Naspers, and Media24, and Agri SA, and TLU SA have been specifically and expressly warned that their respective corporate infrastructures are being used to facilitate the subject fraud scheme. You have acted grossly negligent in ignoring this warning. 

17. I record that you as the defendants have been specifically and expressly warned that the continuation of your fraud scheme will drastically increase the reputational damage and financial losses of IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group, its corporate divisions and me over time. You have acted grossly negligent in ignoring this warning. 

18. I record that you did not have any lawful reason or justification for disseminating the aforementioned false, misleading, defamatory and malicious information and/or statements in the public domain. 

19.  I further record: 

19.1      You have been specifically and expressly advised during June / July 2016 to meet with me for an official presentation before disseminating or publishing any information about me or IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group and/or its corporate divisions. This is because information about us is not freely available in the public domain and we need to prevent the dissemination and publishing of information about us which might be false, not true, not accurate, not within context, bias or unfair and unjust; and,  

19.2      You have been irresponsible, unprofessional and negligent to proceed against our warnings with the dissemination and publishing of false, misleading, defamatory and malicious information and statements about us in the public domain, and we have specifically and expressly advised you on several occasions thereafter during 2016 and 2017 that you should either retract the articles or to correct the information, which you have refused to do; and, 

19.3      You have been provided with all the true, correct and accurate information relating to me personally as well as the business and corporate information relating to IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group and its corporate divisions; and,  

19.4      You have been specifically and expressly invited on two occasions during 2017 and 2018 to visit the corporate head office of IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group in New York, at the expense of IBDF, to inspect the corporate records of IBDF and to confirm that the corporate substance of the group is exactly as stated in the information provided to you and which has been published on the internet. You have not accepted these invitations and you have continued with your delictual conduct; and, 

19.5      You have been specifically and expressly invited to join GABM in distributing a R1.5 Billion donation among the drought stricken farmers of South Africa, which invitation you have not accepted.  

20. I record that you as the defendants have acted grossly negligent and irresponsible in your failure to contact IBDF International LLC trading as the Paulsmeier Inc Group or any of its corporate divisions directly at any stage during the past 3 years to make any direct enquiries about the business affairs of the organization, or more specifically the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project before making false, misleading, defamatory and malicious statements about the organization and the R1.5 Billion GABM SA Drought Relief Project in the public domain, which directly resulted in the significant reputational and financial losses of IBDF. This is a clear indication of criminal intent in terms of your fraud scheme. 

21. I record that Bennie van Zyl has specifically and expressly during June/July 2016 requested that members of the GABM Organization donate 233 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds to TLU SA to provide drought stricken farmers with emergency drought aid funding. 

22. I record that Bennie van Zyl has received 250 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds on behalf of TLU SA from 250 GABM donor members during July 2016.  

23. I record that TLU SA has to date not distributed any funds to the drought stricken farmers of South Africa. 

24. I record that TLU SA refuses to return the 250 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds to the GABM donor members as per specific and expressed agreement. 

25. I record TLU SA refuses to or alternatively is not in a position to provide the original 250 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds for inspection to determine their authenticity. 

26. I record TLU SA refuses to provide the GABM donor members with an affidavit to confirm they have not made any copies of the original 250 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds. 

27. I record TLU SA refuses to  provide the GABM donor members with an affidavit to confirm they have not sell any copies or the original 250 Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds to investors. 

28. I record that a broker from New York has issued the corporate security division of Callister International with an affidavit in which he claims that he has sold the 250 Investment SNG Global Bearer Bonds on behalf of you as the defendants and that proceeds from the transactions were deposited in several accounts linked to you as the defendants. The investigation file and affidavit and evidence regarding this matter were made available to the South African Police Service. 

29. I record I have filed criminal defamation, and intimidation, and theft by false pretences, and several fraud charges against you as the defendants in 2 separate affidavits at the Hoedspruit Police Station in 2018. The case number is CAS 110/3/2018. 

30. I record it is specifically and expressly prohibited and unlawful to make any copies of the Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds or to forward electronic copies thereof to third parties to prevent fraud as well as the potential production of forgery financial instruments, which is vital to protect the billions of dollar global investors have invested in these financial instruments. 

31. I record TLU SA has unlawfully and with no regard to the inherent risk to global investors disseminate copies of the Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds to third parties. 

32. I record TLU SA has unlawfully and against expressed and specific instructions provided to Media24, and allowed Media24 to publish, a copy of the Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds in the Rapport newspaper. 

33. I record that the Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bond Financial System was forced to issue and replace 87 000 newly designed Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bonds with current investors at a huge expense to prevent the potential production of forgery Investment SNG Global Dollar Bearer Bond financial instruments. 

34.  I record I have forwarded an official letter to the SA President: 

34.1      Requesting the Presidency’s assistance to intervene in this matter with the view to resolve the subject matter urgently in the best interest of South Africa; and, 

34.2      To inform Mr. Ramaphosa about the arrival of the IBDF executive team in South Africa in December 2018; and, 

34.3      To request a meeting with Mr. Ramaphosa, several Cabinet Ministers and the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank and IBDF executives to provide proof of funds in terms of the $20 Billion IBDF African Development Project as requested by the South African Reserve Bank; and, 

34.4      To provide Mr. Ramaphosa with a signed IBDF Investment Memorandum; and, 

34.5      To discuss several IBDF investment related matters with the Ministers and Governor of the South African Reserve Bank. 

35. I record I have forwarded an official letter to several Ministers requesting their assistance to intervene in this matter with the view to resolve the subject matter urgently in the best interest of South Africa; and, 

36. I record I have forwarded an official letter to the South African Reserve Bank and subsequently met with them in Pretoria: 

36.1      To discuss the sale of my Bastion Business Solutions (BBS) business interests to IBDF International LLC; and, 

36.2      To obtain approval for the $2.5 Billion transaction between IBDF International LLC and me, which was approved and confirmed that the sale of my BBS business interests comply with the South African Reserve Bank’s rules and regulations in every respect; and, 

36.3      To requesting their assistance to intervene in the matter surrounding your fraud scheme with the view to resolve the subject matter urgently in the best interest of South Africa; and, 

36.4      To request the assistance of the South African Reserve Bank in an effort to formulate a new strategy and plan to convince IBDF International LLC to reconsider establishing a $20 Billion African Business Development Fund in South Africa. 

37. I record I have forwarded an official letter to the SA Parliament requesting an official commission of inquiry into your fraud scheme with the view to resolve the subject matter urgently to the best interest of South Africa; and, 

38. I record I have forwarded an official letter to all the main political parties requesting their assistance to arrange an official inquiry into your fraud scheme with the view to resolve the subject matter urgently in the best interest of South Africa; and, 

39. I record I communicate regularly with the SA Police Service as well as the office of the Minister of Police and Commissioner of Police to request an update into the criminal investigation; and, 

40. I record I have brought this matter to the attention of CorruptionWatch; and, 

41. I record I have filed a complaint with the SA Press Council of South Africa about the journalistic fraud activities at Media24; and, 

42. I record that you have been provided with several opportunities over the past 3 years: 

42.1      To settle the subject matter with me with little or no financial exposure as well as without legal consequences, which you have declined; and, 

42.2      To settle the subject matter with IBDF International LLC with little or no financial exposure as well as without legal consequences, which you have declined. 

43. Due to the your refusal to settle or resolve or remedy the subject matter as well as your continued delictual conduct, I am seeking legal assistance and as a result hereby demand from you all: 

43.1      TO RETRACT THE ‘FAKE NEWS’ ARTICLES YOU HAVE WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED IN THE MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS: 

To provide me with a written undertaking that you will cease your ‘delictual conduct/actions’ of publishing/disseminating false, misleading, defamatory and malicious articles/statements in the public domain about MARK PAULSMEIER, AND IBDF INTERNATIONAL LLC T/A THE PAULSMEIER INC GROUP, AND GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES (GABM), AND THE GABM SA DROUGHT RELIEF PROJECT, AND THE INVESTMENT SNG GLOBAL DOLLAR BEARER BONDS and; 

To provide me with written confirmation that you have retracted all these false, misleading, defamatory and malicious statements made by you about MARK PAULSMEIER, AND IBDF INTERNATIONAL LLC T/A THE PAULSMEIER INC GROUP, AND GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES (GABM), AND THE GABM SA DROUGHT RELIEF PROJECT, AND THE INVESTMENT SNG GLOBAL DOLLAR BEARER BONDS from all media as well as public and social media platforms. 

43.2      AN UNCONDITIONAL PUBLIC APOLOGY IN RESPECT OF THE FALSE, MISLEADING, MALICIOUS AND DEFAMATORY STATEMENTS MADE BY YOU: 

To make an official public apology, which should be made in the same ‘prominent’ manner on social media and public platforms and the print media and elsewhere as you have done with your “Fake News Campaign” and “Character Assassination Plot” against MARK PAULSMEIER, AND IBDF INTERNATIONAL LLC T/A THE PAULSMEIER INC GROUP, AND GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF BILLIONAIRES AND MILLIONAIRES (GABM), AND THE GABM SA DROUGHT RELIEF PROJECT. 

43.3      COMPENSATION IN RESPECT OF FINANCIAL LOSSES I HAVE SUFFERED AS A DIRECT AND/OR COLLECTIVE CONSEQUENCE OF THE DEFENDANTS’ DELICTUAL LIABILITY. 

You as the defendants have the legal responsibility to compensate me for the below damages jointly or in your individual capacity: 

43.3.1 R 140 million ($10 million) plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of my direct financial losses due to the cancellation of the IBDF Africa Expansion Project contract; and, 

43.3.2 R100 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Rand) per month plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the cancellation of my 10 year IBDF Africa Expansion Project employment contract to serve as director at IBDF Africa Holdings (Proprietary) Limited; and, 

43.3.3 R100 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Rand) per month plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the cancellation of my 10 year IBDF Africa Expansion Project employment contract to serve as director at IBDF Africa Property Investments (Proprietary) Limited; and,

43.4 R100 000.00 (One Hundred Thousand Rand) per month plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the cancellation of my 10 year IBDF Africa Expansion Project employment contract to serve as director at IBDF Africa Global Investments Limited; and, 

43.5 R5 000 000.00 (Five Million Rand) per annum plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the loss of my fixed annual bonus applicable to my 10 year employment contract as director at IBDF Africa Holdings (Proprietary) Limited in terms of  IBDF Africa Expansion Project; and, 

43.6 R5 000 000.00 (Five Million Rand) per annum plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the loss of my fixed annual bonus applicable to my 10 year employment contract as director at IBDF Africa Property Investments (Proprietary) Limited in terms of  IBDF Africa Expansion Project; and, 

43.7 R5 000 000.00 (Five Million Rand) per annum plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2017 in respect of the loss of my fixed annual bonus applicable to my 10 year employment contract as director at  IBDF Africa Global Investments Limited in terms of  IBDF Africa Expansion Project; and, 

43.8 R1.5 Billion plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from July 2016 in respect of the misappropriation of the Global Association of Billionaires and Millionaires (GABM) members’ initial donation to the drought stricken farmers of South Africa in respect of the GABM SA Drought Relief Project; and, 

43.9 R50 Million plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from July 2016 in respect of the misappropriation of the Global Association of Billionaires and Millionaires (GABM) members’ initial donation to the poorest of the poor in South Africa in respect of the GABM SA Food Aid Program; and, 

43.10 R35 Billion ($2.5 Billion) plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law from January 2019 in respect of the forfeiture of my Bastion Business Solutions (BBS) business interests or alternatively the cash payment thereof by IBDF International LLC, a corporation registered in the State of Delaware, USA under registration number 4512866 to compensate for IBDF’s, and its corporate divisions, and its members’ direct financial losses. 

43.11 The above mentioned payments must be transferred and credited to my name as indicated by my instructions. 

If you fail to comply with the abovementioned demands by close of business on Friday, 28 June 2019, I will instruct my lawyers to sue for damages and interest as indicated at the applicable High Court in Pretoria to seek relief and all legal costs will be for your account. 

Please be advised more defendants may be included in this legal action, which is subject to the successful outcome of current settlement negotiations with third parties and the one matter that is currently waiting for a court date in the Lenyenye Magistrates Court against Chris Hanekom. 

I look forward in hearing from you as I am always available to resolve issues through meaningful, constructive and mutually beneficial discussions. I have however no tolerance for arrogance and individual self interest. 

Yours sincerely 

Mark Paulsmeier

082 445 2940

 

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