UPDATE: Yvonne Chaka Chaka takes to Twitter: 'If I was deported would they buy me a business class ticket?'

Yvonne Chaka Chaka (Photo: Getty)
Yvonne Chaka Chaka (Photo: Getty)

This article was updated in real-time as the events unfolded to reflect the latest information made available.

UPDATE: 1 January - 06:12

South African music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka cleared up all confusion over claims that she had been deported from Uganda on New Year's Eve where she was due to perform at an event. 

After police in Uganda posted a Twitter video stating the South African singer was deported due to not having the correct visa to perform in the country, the 54-year-old singer announced on social media that she would not be performing at the event and would leave the country at her own accord.

"If I was deported would they buy me a business class ticket. Nooooo they just put u on the plane. so now you know, (sic)" she tweeted with a photo of her boarding pass indicating business class. 

She added: "I can assure u. i will come back to Uganda and perform. This is my motherland (sic)"


UPDATE: 31 December - 21: 14

Just hours after the news of Yvonne Chaka Chaka's cancelled performance in Uganda started trending on social media - following the police's video in which they say she was deported and her response - the singer said in a tweet: "After reading all this i don’t know if I should just laugh or cry. "

She added: "All I am asking for is pls stop hate speech and fake news. What is this world coming to? (sic)"


UPDATE:  31 December - 18:45

Yvonne Chaka Chaka has responded to the police's claims that she was deported and says that she is still in Uganda but chose not to perform.

The singer also reassured fans and followers - in the video posted on Twitter - that she was "fine." 



Cape Town – South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported from Uganda ahead of a live performance reportedly due to having the incorrect visa.

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.

According to other media sources the deportation took place because Yvonne publicly supported opposition leader Bobi Wine.

According to PML Daily , while in Kampala last year, Yvonne referred to Bobi as Uganda's Nelson Mandela.

According to the publication, Yvonne was allegedly stopped by security forces from doing her final soundcheck on Tuesday morning and according to Routine Blast she was deported soon after.

The famous South African artist was due to perform at the Buganda Kingdom's Enkuuka Y'Omwaka on Tuesday night for a New Year's Eve event.

According to NTV Uganda, Buganda Kingdom throws an annual Enkuka New Year's party.


Channel24 has written to request comment from Yvonne Chaka Chaka and will update this article should we receive a reply. 

Compiled by Alex Isaacs (Sources: PML Daily, NTV Uganda, Routine Blast)

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