• This past weekend he was briefly detained by SA police
• A fee of sh580k was the reason for his arrest
Ugandan singer Jose Chameleon reportedly spent a night in a South African jail this past weekend.
Jose is said held by police at a hotel in Sandton, South Africa before his performance.
The singer is being hunted by SA-based promoter Zaina Muwonge over a breach of contract 7 years ago.
The lady is a promoter and demanding a refund of ksh588k.
It was reported that a lady identified as Zaina Muwonge, wanted him arrested for skipping a show she had organized and paid for in 2015.
Jose on his social media confirmed that he was threatened.
"All this meant to intimidate and fail a fellow Ugandan in the name of self-interest? Well, I guess it’s not the way it should be. My South African fans let’s stay strong and let the music talk! Why stop the show tonight?"
Jose Chameleone was supposed to headline performances at an event in Randburg, South Africa on Saturday night.
Under his name hashtag, videos showing his posters being burned went viral. The protestors wanted the show cancelled.
Chameleon later spoke about beating the odds in his note thanking the promoters.
The men who burnt the posters of Jose's upcoming concert warned him not to turn up to the show.
“We told you you won’t perform in South Africa, you’ve slept in jail today. Your rules only apply in Uganda. You will not perform here in South Africa,” one man is heard shouting.
Other unconfirmed reports suggested that the father of 5 spent the night locked up.
Chameleone’s sources have however dismissed the arrest rumours urging members of the public to ignore propaganda.
“Disregard any rumours about Chameleone being arrested. Am live and direct on the scene,” Batt Badru, Chameleone’s close friend wrote on Facebook before sharing a live video with the singer, his brother Weasel, and other friends at a hotel.