Dorothy Masuka Awarded Heroine Status In South Africa

Zimbabwe-born African jazz icon Dorothy Masuka was buried Sunday in Gauteng province’s West Park Cemetery, South Africa. Masuka was awarded heroine status in the neighbouring country.

Masuka succumbed to complications associated with hypertension on 23 February in Johannesburg after having suffered a mild stroke last year. Masuka was born to a South African mother and a Zambian father in Pumula suburb, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe on September 3, 1935. Her family moved to SA when she was just 12.


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