At 83 years old, Dorothy Masuka had achieved so much to comfortably fit in the legends of Jazz music category. She died on Saturday following health complications.

Dorothy Masuka was born in Zimbabwe to a Zimbabwean father and South African mother.

Masuka’s career started blossoming in the 1950s. Just like many artists of her time, her music touched on the injustice black people faced in South Africa during apartheid, among other topics.

Some of her most popular songs include Hamba Nontsokolo, MaGumede, Khawuleza, Suka Lapha, Five Bells, among others.

She found herself in exile, which lasted for 31 years in Zambia in the ’60s.

According to TimesLIVE, Masuka had been suffering from complications related to hypertension after suffering a mild stroke last year.

She was in the comfort of her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

Family spokesperson Fortune Hute

May her soul rest in eternal peace!

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Josh Ruby is an Editor with high interest and knowledge in the Ugandan entertainment space, an industry he has been actively part of since 2010. Leads to breaking stories are welcome!

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