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
“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
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.