She arrived in Uganda on Monday, December 30, ostensibly to sing on Tuesday at Buganda kingdom's end-of-year show Enkuuka Y'Omwaka.
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.
The Ugandans say that she came into their country on an ordinary visa, yet by performing in a new year concert there she would have been on a working visit, requiring an employment visa.
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 was essentially done by our officials to help maintain the integrity and immigration rules to all visitors to our country", said the police spokesperson.
"Yvonne's issue is hard to understand".
In a video accessed by this website, the Uganda Police spokesperson confirmed that Chaka Chaka had indeed been deported from Uganda, back to South Africa via Rwanda. "It was a decision that I took to say that I will not be appearing at Enkuuka and I decided that wanted to come back home".
Security forces are said to have cordoned off the hotel and ordered her to stop her rehearsal.
In 2018, she said Wine was Uganda's Nelson Mandela...something which would not have gone down well in a country tightly controlled by President Yoweri Museveni and his ruling party. Chaka Chaka has previously performed in Uganda without any troubles and claimed she was the second "first lady" after Barbie Itungo, Bobi Wine's wife.
Bobi Wine himself has been banned from performing in Uganda since 2018 with Museveni claiming that he keeps telling the global community that Uganda has been run down and the people have become poorer.
It didn't even last an hour before we had a video posted on Chaka Chaka's social media platforms revealing that she was okay and had not been kidnapped nor deported as earlier stated. "Everybody is anxious. But I am fine".