Masuka described as the voice of Africa

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Jazz musician Abigail Kubeka has described music legend Dorothy Masuka as an artist who sang with great passion.

Masuka died last Saturday at the age of 83 after complications related to hypertension.

She also suffered a mild stroke last year. Masuka was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and her family moved to SA when she was 12.

Her passing has been described as a great loss to the country and the music industry.

She will be laid to rest later at Westpark Cemetery.

Speaking at Masuka’s funeral at the University of Johannesburg’s Sowe to campus, Kubeka says: “I’ll miss her very much. I used to call her the voice of Africa. She had a unique voice, a voice that would pierce your heart, it was soulful. She sang with passion and you would hear the message in her music”

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