At a moving church service, Jazz legend Dorothy Masuka‘s family and friends paid tribute to her. Masuka died on Saturday at the age of 83. She suffered a stroke in 2018.
A sultry voice that’s fallen silent, but a rich legacy. To her fans, an idol, to her loved ones, the glue that held the family together.
#PostCabinet joins President Ramaphosa in expressing condolences on the passing of jazz performer and recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga, Mama Dorothy Masuka, at the age of 83. Mama Masuka will be remembered for her immense contribution to the cultural heritage of SA pic.twitter.com/kHCdDRTXv4
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) February 28, 2019
Masuka’s grandchildren have described her as beautiful with a big heart.
“Mum was beautiful! She had a big heart. She tolerated all of us. Most of her sisters are gone. She was left to look after all the children; all the grandchildren. We wonder where we go after we die. Our mum taught us there is life after death. She taught us to be vigilant; to be strong.”
“Our grandmother was a bright star that couldn’t be hidden or blown out. She burnt brighter and brighter; footstep encrypted with a lifetime of teachings. She also illustrated the importance of memories, bringing families together across ….Umutu.”
“My grandmother came out with a talent of a beautiful voice. She taught us love, we honour her with love.”
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