Renowned South African musician songstress, Yvonne Chaka Chaka has vowed she will return to Uganda and perform, following her controversial departure from on New Year's Eve.
The global children's ambassador and freedom fighter assured her fans and the world in general that she would return to perform in Uganda, stressing that the East African country is her motherland.
"I can assure you. I will come back to Uganda and perform, this is my motherland," Chaka Chaka tweeted.
Although she was not allowed to perform in Uganda - an action that has sparked rage across the continent, Chaka Chaka has refused to discredit the Ugandan authorities.
She took to social media to defend the Ugandan authorities, saying she wasn't deported; presenting her boarding pass as a business class passenger on a Rwanda Airlines flight as proof.
Chaka Chaka issued reassurances about her well-being and explained why she would not be performing at the Kampala concert.
"I took a decision not to appear this evening at Enkuka because there were just too many things that I could not understand or explain. If somebody had explained to me, I really would have understood;" she explained.
"Not deported, not arrested, not captured. Everything is fine, everything is in order. I know my people are worried, my country is worried, my husband is worried, but I am fine."
Her remarks further fueled the anger of fans who claimed that the Ugandan government was only trying to cover its tracks and make amends.
The Ugandan police earlier confirmed in a report that the South African musician was deported from Uganda, where she was set to perform at a concert ushering in the new year.
Chaka Chaka was set to perform at the Enkuka concert organized by the king of Buganda kingdom, which has been previously headlined by opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine.
Critics argue that Chaka Chaka was deported because of her support of Bobi Wine, and the MP's relation with the event in the past.
Also, Chaka Chaka had on July 20, 2018, referred to Bobi Wine as 'the next Mandela'.
Bobi Wine is a fierce critic of President Yoweri Museveni, and the president has banned concerts where Bobi Wine was billed to perform in the past.
The police spokesperson, Fred Enanga explained that Chaka Chaka had entered the country using a wrong visa, and was consequently deported.
"An ordinary visa can't allow her to perform in any income-generating activity," Enanga told local media.
According to police, Chaka Chaka should have flown in on a working visa.
The authorities claim that since she would receive payment for the New Years Eve performance, she was supposed to have applied for a working visa, not a visiting visa.
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