Celebrated South African musician and global children’s ambassador Yvonne Chaka Chaka was reportedly deported to South Africa and thus denied a chance to perform in a concert in Uganda to usher in the New Year over a different reason from visa issues.
This happened as Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was welcoming another African artiste, Kanda Bongoman, and lavishing him with praise.
After meeting the Head of State, the Congolese crooner crossed over the New Year at the Beach Hotel in Entebbe where he gave an electrifying performance.
Chaka Chaka, on the other hand, was slated to perform at Enkuka concert, which was organised by the king of Buganda kingdom, and has been previously headlined by opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine.
According to Uganda police spokesperson Fred Enanga, Chaka Chaka had entered the country using a wrong visa, hence the deportation.
“An ordinary visa can’t allow her to perform in any income-generating activity,” said Enanga to local media.
Chaka Chaka has in the past referred to Wine as ‘the next Mandela’, which many suspect did not augur well with Museveni since Wine is a fierce critic of the president.