R Kelly not a suspect in scam

US R&B singer R Kelly was never considered a suspect in the probe of an investment scam but was merely a witness, his management said yesterday.

US R&B singer R Kelly was never considered a suspect in the probe of an investment scam but was merely a witness, his management said yesterday.

His lawyers met with members of the South African police in Sandton yesterday.

A Durban woman, Busisiwe Priscilla Zakwe, implicated R Kelly in the alleged investment scam that apparently swindled money out of more than 50 people, many of them pensioners.

Zakwe was arrested in 2005 for allegedly taking thousands of rands from investors by promising them they would benefit from ticket sales if they brought an R Kelly tour to SA.

Kelly never appeared in the country, but Zakwe claimed she deposited R10,5million into his account. - Sapa

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