Yvonne Chaka Chaka has slammed a fake news report claiming she had called for foreigners living in South Africa to return to their home countries
The music icon says she is disappointed that the misleading story is doing the rounds.
The report claimed that Yvonne made the call after her daughter Fortunate’s Maboneng store was looted and she “lost everything”. Her business was one of several stores that were looted during the recent xenophobic attacks.
Yvonne shared a picture of the damage caused at her daughter’s store on Instagram.
“People protesting [broke] 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… What is this world coming to? Life has become so cheap no respect for life and for one another. God have mercy,” she wrote.
One report seemingly used her post to claim she wants foreign nationals to leave South Africa.
Yvonne took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal that she had found the source of the “malicious write up”
She begged her followers not to spread fake news.
“Wow. Africa, I am appalled. What is happening is not acceptable… I live and work for Africa. This is my continent… Whoever wrote that article, you are full of hatred, you are full of anger… please stop fake news,” Yvonne said in the video.