Events at Uganda hotel before Chaka Chaka 'deportation'

South African music legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported hours to her performance

South African music legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported hours to her performance

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

Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga would later in the afternoon communicate that the musician had been escorted to Entebbe International Airport by security and immigration officials after cancelling her ordinary visa.

Music promoter Abby Musinguzi also known as Abitex who brought Chaka Chaka into the country said she was barred from leaving her hotel room.

South African music legendary Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported hours to her performance (PHOTO/File).

In fact, Enanga said that at Entebbe International Airport, Chaka Chaka boarded her next immediate flight to South Africa via Kigali jetting out of the country at 4:15pm.

After police in Uganda posted a Twitter video stating the South African singer was deported due to not having the correct visa to perform in the country, the 54-year-old singer announced on social media that she would not be performing at the event and would leave the country at her own accord.

Enanga explained that Chaka Chaka together with her promoters were afterwards advised to apply for a working visa since the ordinary visa doesn't enable her to perform or engage in any income generating activities in the country. "This has been done by the immigration officials with the security team to help maintain the integrity of our immigration rules", added Enanga.




"Yvonne's issue is hard to understand".

A journalist narrates his experience with police while trying to access the musician following her arrival in Uganda.

During her recent visit to Uganda, she threw praises at Bobi Wine referring to him as the "new Mandela".

Chaka Chaka has also previously endorsed presidential Bobi Wine to take on President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 general elections.

According to the publication, Yvonne was allegedly stopped by security forces from doing her final soundcheck on Tuesday morning and according to Routine Blast she was deported soon after. Police in Uganda claimed there had been a problem with her visa.

She however didn't reveal where she had recorded the video from. "Everybody is anxious. But I am fine".

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