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Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka denies being deported from Uganda

Yvonne Chaka Chaka [Photo: Instagram @yvonne_chakachaka]

Sensational South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka has refuted claims she was deported from Uganda on New Year’s Eve on grounds that she did not possess the correct travelling documents crippling her set performance.

Taking to twitter the singer posted a picture of her air ticket explaining that if she had deported she would not have enjoyed the privilege of travelling with a business class ticket. 

“If I was deported would they buy me a business class ticket? Nooooo they just put you on the plane. So now you know,” wrote Chaka Chaka.

In a separate post, the legendary singer uploaded a video of herself assuring her family and fans that she was in perfect shape but could not understand what was going on as no one had taken the time to enlighten her on the day’s happenings.

“I took a decision not to appear this evening at Enkuuka Y’Omwaka because there were too many things I could not understand or explain. If somebody were to explain to me I would have understood. But not deported, not arrested, not captured but everything is fine, everything is in order. I know my country is worried, my people are worried, my husband is worried, everybody is worried but I am fine,” she said.

The Umqombothi hitmaker was expected to perform at the Buganda Kingdom’s Enkuuka Y’Omwaka – New Year’s Eve party. 

Yvonne Chaka Chaka [Photo: Instagram @yvonne_chakachaka]

Police report

According to the Ugandan police force, Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported on Visa grounds. Through their official twitter page, the police force clarified that the deportation was as a result of Yvonne not having the correct documentation to be and perform in Uganda. 

In the video, they, however, added that the 54-year-old singer was welcome to come back with proper documentation. 

“The singer has been barred from performing any income-generating activity within the country including musical concepts and musical entertainment. This was essentially done by our officials to help maintain the integrity and immigration rules to all visitors to our country,” said the police spokesperson. 

“We are hopeful that in the future Chaka Chaka will once again visit our country Uganda when she applies for the right Visa, thank you, “he concluded. 

Other than visa issues, it has been rumoured that Yvonne might have been deported for openly supporting the opposition party. 

Not too long ago, the singer to referred to Bobi Wine as the Ugandan Nelson Mandela, a comment believed to have rubbed political heavyweights in the country the wrong way. 

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