DURBAN, SA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — R&B singer R. Kelly was questioned by South African police in connection to a fraudulent investment scheme using the performer's name allegedly concocted by South African woman.
The woman, Busisiwe Priscilla Zakwe, is under investigation by South African police due to her alleged involvement in an investment scheme that defrauded more than 50 people, many of the retirees. Zakwe was originally arrested in 2005 after allegedly roping in investors in a scheme where investors thought they were buying a piece of the box office for an R. Kelly tour. Kelly never performed on the purported tour but Zakwe claims that she gave the performer a 10.5 million rand deposit and a spokesman for the performer denied that they ever received the deposit or even heard of Zakwe prior to her arrest.
Zakwe faces 67 charges of fraud and one charge of violating the Banking Act by running an investment scheme without permission.
A spokesman for R. Kelly told CelebrityAccess that Kelly had spoken to authorities and that he was never under suspicion. "They had a very amicable meeting and the police were grateful for his cooperation." the spokesman said. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers