South Africa’s musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka deported from Uganda

FILE: Singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka attends the MASSIVEGOOD STUDIO presented by and the Millennium Foundation at Esquire Apartment at Soho Mews on March 2, 2010 in New York City./ Getty Images

South Africa’s legendary musician Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported from Uganda on Tuesday ahead of a scheduled performance due to visa issues.

The East African country’s authorities said the 54-year-old was sent back to her country because she had travelled on an ordinary visa yet she had a scheduled live show, which required her to get a working visa.

According to local media, Yvonne was apprehended as she was doing her final sound checks on Tuesday morning and was deported soon after.

The famous South African musician was lined up to perform at a New Year’s event in the country’s Buganda Kingdom.

The kingdom throws a party every start of the year dubbed Enkuuka.

Yvonne has been a constant figure in South Africa’s music scene for nearly 30 years, boasting of such hits as “I’m Burning Up”, “Thank You Mr Dj”, “I Cry For Freedom.”

She has performed for various notable figures including Queen Elizabeth II, U.S. President Bill Clinton, South African President Thabo Mbeki among others.

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