Chaka Chaka speaks out on her deportation from Uganda
January 01, 2020 02:05 AM @ugandaonline
Uganda Police says she had the wrong visa type to perform at a gig in Kampala while Chaka Chaka's version is different. I took the decision not to appear at the Enkuuka...
Yvone Chaka Chaka was staying at Pearl of Africa Hotel while in Kampala. In the pic are some of the Boda-B guys that received her
South African singer Yvone Chaka Chaka arrived in the country on Tuesday ahead of her performance at the Buganda Kingdom Enkuuka end of year celebration.
The Umqombothi singer was more than happy to be in the country and being a royal herself, she looked forward to perform before the Buganda King, but that never happened.
On Wednesday morning while at Pearl of Africa hotel, the South African star was blocked from carrying out rehearsals. Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga had this to say;
"I would like to inform the public that the security task force that is working closely with Immigration officials this afternoon escorted Ms. Mhinga Ntobizodwa Yvonne, popularly known as Chaka Chaka to Entebbe International airport where she boarded her next flight to South Africa via Kigali."
"The foreign musician had initially 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 for one of the New Year's events."
"You all know that the ordinary visa cannot enable any foreign visitor to engage in any income generating activity in the country including music concerts."
Chaka Chaka Speaks out:
Speaking from the airport in a clip that she shared on her Gram, Yvone made it clear that she had not been deported, but opted out after so many things were not clear to her and yet no one had offered her a proper explanation.
"Hello this is me, I just want to set he record straight... I took the decision not to appear at the Enkuuka because there were just too many things that I could not understand or explain. I have not been arrested, not been deported, not captured I am fine, but I will not be appearing at the Enkuuka this evening because I want things to be done correctly, to everyone out there, Happy New Year."
Yvone Chaka Chaka was not the only foreign musician in the country. Kanda Bongo Man was equally in the country and his visit culminated in meeting the Head of State who gave him some heads of cattle that he can take with him.