Legendary South African Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda

January 1, 2020 11:12 pm0 comments by:

Kampala-Immigration officials have deported South African legendry musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka hours before her slated performance at a news year’s eve show in the capital Kampala.

Armed security officials cordoned off Pearl of Africa Hotel and ordered Chaka’s Uganda promoters, and other groups to leave the hotel.

Security officials barred journalists from taking pictures and videos and many had their gadgets and phones confiscated and forced to delete the images.

Later, the security personnel escorted the musician to Entebbe Airport, a day after she jetted into the country.

Uganda’s Police spokesperson Fred Enanga said that a security task team that was working closely with the immigration officials on Tuesday afternoon escorted Chaka Chaka to Entebbe where he said she boarded her next flight back to South Africa via Kigali in Rwanda a day after she jetted into the country.

He claimed that the musician had been granted an ordinary visa as a visitor to Uganda, which was cancelled by immigration officials after it was realized that she had come as a performing artist in one of the New Year’s events.

“As a result, she was advised to together with her promoters to get the right working visa that could enable her to perform at any musical performance and avoid the pretence of an ordinary visit,” he said.

Chaka Chaka is however close to Musician turned politician Bobi Wine who has declared his intention to contest against President Yoweri Museveni in next year’s general elections.

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