Veteran jazz musician Dorothy Masuka dies

JOHANNESBURG - World-renowned jazz singer Dorothy Masuka has died.

The music industry veteran was 83 years old.

Masuka was born in Zimbabwe and discovered by a talent scout at a school concert.

Her music was popular throughout the 1950s.

The song that launched her career was Hamba Nontsokolo.

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse said it's a very difficult moment. 

"We are very thankful for the great work she gave us," he said.

Peter Tladi, founder of Joy of Jazz, said it's a very sad day.


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