SKWAZULU-NATAL, South African (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The controversy surrounding South African concert promoter Duncan Heafield has taken another twist as Heafield has been arrested on fraud charges.
According to The Times, Heafield was slated to appear in a KwaZulu-Natal court on April 15th after to face charges that he fraudulently misrepresented himself to a Durban travel firm, allegedly gaining more than $113,000 from it.
"At this stage, I cannot confirm who the complainant is. Heafield was arrested in Durban. He was held at the Durban Central Police Station and appeared in [the commercial crimes] court. He was released on R10000 bail." Superintendent Muzi Mngomezulu told the Times.
Another source near the investigation put a finer point on the matter, telling The Times that "The police were just waiting to arrest him. It took some time to locate him because he is always travelling. The charges include contravening the Companies Act as well as perjury" and that the charges were unrelated to Heafield's involvement with a canceled Josh Groban tour and a bungled concert by Celine Dion.
Heafield's previous company, Africa 3C Africa was also connected with some financial problems after Michael Bolton and Westlife Concerts and had subsequently been liquidated. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers