Pretoria, 19 April 1994

Mr. BB Joffe
2nd Floor, 7A Sturdee Avenue
ROSEBANK
JOHANNESBURG 2196
Fax No. (011) 880-3856

Dear Sir

SOUTHERN STAR LIMITED

I acknowledge receipt and thank you for your fax, dated the 19th instant.

With regard to the matter therein expounded I wish to inform that, due to unavoidable reasons, I shall have to leave to Luanda in the next few hours.

I understand the urgency in solving the present subject and reiterate my availability to fully clarify the matter.

In view of this, I shall return to your presence to arrange a meeting, shortly, on a date and place to be agreed upon.

Yours faithfully

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ANTONIO PEREIRA VAN-DUNEM