A story has been doing the rounds on social media and a couple of websites suggesting that top stand up comedian Kevin Hart was mugged in Durban last night.
Kevin Hart is currently in South Africa for his What Now Tour and was billed to perform in Durban last night. He is scheduled to also perform in Johannesburg having performed to a sold out event in Cape Town on Sunday.
Parts of the story reads : ‘Funny man Kevin Hart was mugged in Durban , Umlazi today when he went to visit the popular Eyadini Lounge in Umlazi. Hart and his team where at the mercy of the thugs who pounced on them and got away with their cellphones and an undisclosed amount of cash’.
However, it was later proved beyond reasonable doubt that the story was an absolute hoax and even the picture resembles a man who looks like Kevin Hart but not Kevin Hart. A police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said, ‘People should not bring our country into bad light. Kevin Hart was not mugged by anyone. It is the work of opportunists trying to score mileage.’
Efforts to get comment from Hart and his team were fruitless at the time of going to press.