Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka denies being deported from Uganda


She arrived in Uganda on Monday, December 30, ostensibly to sing on Tuesday at Buganda kingdom's end-of-year show Enkuuka Y'Omwaka.

"We are hopeful that Ms Yvonne will once again visit our country when she applies for the correct visa".

Whereas Chaka Chaka's visa indicated she was in the country as a visitor, it was established she was destined for a commercial activity, a thing that violates the immigration laws.

Singer Yvonne Machaka commonly known as Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been sent back to South Africa.

Mr Enanga said immigration officials cancelled Chaka Chaka's ordinary visa after realising she travelled to perform at New Year events. "This has been done by immigration officials and the security team to help maintain the integrity of our immigration rules".

When security detained her inside her room preventing her from going for rehearsals, they demanded all staff and journalists present to switch off their phones.

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"Yvonne's issue is hard to understand".

Hours after the news of Yvonne Chaka Chaka's performance being cancelled in Uganda started to trend on social media due to the police's viral video which stated that the singer had been deported, she responded.

In another post yesterday, she wrote: "I can assure u. i will come back to Uganda and perform".

She referred to him as the new Mandela during her performance at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

Observes say Chaka Chaka was deported because she recently praised Ugandan pop-star-turned opposition politician, Robert Kyagulanyi - also known as Bobi Wine - who has become a challenger of Uganda's 33-year President Yoweri Museveni. The charity concert organised by Shule Foundation was aimed at raising funds to build a school for former street kids. According to Museveni, since in Bobi Wine's assessment, Ugandans are poor, then he should be performing to get their little money.

In a separate post, the legendary singer uploaded a video of herself assuring her family and fans that she was in ideal shape but could not understand what was going on as no one had taken the time to enlighten her on the day's happenings. However, even in the face of the official statement, Chaka Chaka was still insisting that she had not been deported. "Everybody is anxious. But I am fine".