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Masuku's death met with anger

Backing vocalist for Johnny Clegg, Bongani Masuku was shot and killed during a botched hijacking.

Backing vocalist for Johnny Clegg, Bongani Masuku, was shot and killed during a botched hijacking. Picture: Facebook.

JOHANNESBURG - The local music world is reeling after the murder of Johnny Clegg's backing vocalist Bongani Masuku, who was attacked in an apparent botched hijacking in Troyeville.

The 50-year-old who has been working with Clegg since 1992 was shot during an altercation with four robbers on Saturday night.

Police said he managed to drive himself to a nearby fire station where he collapsed and died.

Clegg's manager, Roddy Quin, described Masuku as a warm, gentle and kind person.

"He was a non-violent and talented person who was dedicated to his work."

Quin said Masuku's death is senseless.

"It's shocking and I feel angry and sad at the same time."

Clegg was too emotional to speak to the media, but described Masuku in a Facebook post as a stalwart performer, hardworking musician and good friend.

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