UPDATE TO MY SITUTATION
One of my coworkers got a friend request from the same gentleman that I have been dealing with. Same pictures but different name. Also I have found the person whose pictures I was receiving. We are now talking and tomorrow I am sending updated information to Interpol to try to stop these people.
My person, name withheld, is not a government official in South Africa but a very prominent business man and negotiator. Keep the faith. These scum bags doing this will be caught and shut down one office at a time.