The government of Uganda has deported South African singer Yvonne Chaka Chaka after she reportedly likened the country’s young opposition leader, Bobi Wine, to the late anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela.
The Ugandan Police Force and immigration officials, working in cahoots, deported Chaka Chaka on visa grounds. Writing on Twitter, Wine said:
Our friends from abroad have attracted the wrath of the state for openly supporting our struggle for freedom.
Today international icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka was deported from Uganda. Whatever reasons the security agencies give, we all know the regime is afraid of her SONGS OF FREEDOM!
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is one of the remaining autocratic leaders on the African continent who came to power through a military coup.