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Yvonne Chakachaka denies making xenophobic comments

2019-09-13 11:58
Yvonne Chakachaka.
Yvonne Chakachaka. (PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/GALLO IMAGES).

World renowned musician and anthropologist Yvonne Chakachaka is livid after learning that there’s an article claiming she made some xenophobic comments in light of the recent attacks in Johannesburg.

According to the Princess of Africa, as she is affectionately called, the article is fake as she didn’t say that at all.

In a video clip on her Instagram page, the Mamaland singer called the article, which she didn’t specifically identify, ‘fake news’.

“Wow Africa, I’m appalled. What is happening is not acceptable. Every country has rules and regulations. A friend has just brought to my attention that there’s an article that says, ‘Chakachaka says all foreigners must leave South Africa.’ Does that really sound like me? I live and work for Africa. This is my continent. My roots are here in Africa. So, whoever wrote that article, you are full of hatred. You are full of anger. You are just fuelling hatred. This is fake news. Please stop fake news,” she said.

See the video here:

Yvonne has been vocal about the recent xenophobic attacks, which directly affected her family when her daughter’s design studio was looted.

Even then, she called for unity but frowned upon the lawlessness that was taking place. She called on the president of the country and the police minister to do something.

“I am dump founded confused frustrated and have lost faith. people protesting broken into my daughter s shop and looted. All in the name of foreigner must leave SA. No man is an island my fellow brothers and sisters we all need each other. Too much lawlessness. Mr President do something. Mr Cele do something. Girls are dying Children are dying women are dying. On the other hand we are fighting our African brothers What is this world coming to,” she posted.