South African music star Yvonne Chaka Chaka was on Tuesday, 31st December, deported by Ugandan immigration and security officials ahead of her end-of-the-year concert in Kampala.
Police spokesman Fred Enanga said: “This is to inform the public that the security task force, in conjunction, with immigration officials today escorted Ms Mhinga Ntobizodwa Yvonne, popularly known as Yvonne Chaka Chaka to Entebbe International Airport, where she took an immediate flight to South Africa via Kigali.,
“She was advised together with her promoters to apply for a working visa and avoid the pretence of being an ordinary visitor. The ordinary visa cannot enable her to perform in any income-generating activity within the country. This has been done by the immigration officials with the security team to help maintain the integrity of our immigration rules.”
According to the police, Yvonne Chaka Chaka entered the country on an ordinary visa, which was cancelled by immigration officials after it was realised she was to perform in a New Year event.
The singer was supposed to perform yesterday, 31st December, during the Enkuuka concert at Lubiri Mengo in Kampala.
In July, last year, during her performance at a charity concert at Serena Hotel in Kampala, Yvonne heaped praise on Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-politician, and referred to him as the new Nelson Mandela.
Robert Kyagulanyi, an opposition MP, has become a thorn in the flesh of the Yoweri Museveni government.