Yvonne Chaka Chaka denies being deported from Uganda

Uganda deports South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka

BREAKING: Ugandan Authorities Deport Yvonne Chaka Chaka Ahead of A Live Performance

South African musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka has been deported.

Mr Enanga said as a result, the Immigration Department has cancelled her temporary visa before security officials escorted her to Entebbe Airport and put on the immediate plane back to South Africa.

Mzansi music legend, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, took to social media to clear up the confusion around the claims that she had been deported from Uganda on New Year's eve, where was due to perform at an event.

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 to all visitors to our country including foreign musicians", he said.

It was earlier said that she was initially detained at Pearl of Africa Hotel in Nakasero, where she reportedly spent the night.

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

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The country's police force uploaded a video to their verified Twitter account in which they explain that it was due to visa reasons and that they hope that the 54-year-old returns soon with the correct paperwork.

While in Kampala previous year, Chaka Chaka referred to opposition activist Bobi Wine as Uganda's Nelson Mandela.

Reports indicate that Chaka Chaka's hotel was raided by several security authorities on Tuesday morning and ordered to leave.

Chaka Chaka-famous for using her music like many south Africa artists of her time to promote anti-apartheid messages-has not shied from her support for Bobi Wine's political efforts.

During a recent visit to Uganda, Chaka Chaka heaped praises on Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine. She had chose to return home, she claimed, because she did "not understand" what was happening. However, even in the face of the official statement, Chaka Chaka was still insisting that she had not been deported.

She however didn't reveal where she had recorded the video from.

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