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Renowned Jazz musician Dorothy Masuka dies

Fellow veterans have described Masuka's passing as a devastating loss and lauded the legendary musician for her talent.

South African musician Dorothy Masuka reacts during a memorial for the late South African musician Hugh Ramapolo Masekela at the San Kopano Centre in Alexandra, Johannesburg on 26 January 2018. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Legendary jazz musician Dorothy Masuka has died at the age of 83

She’s been hailed among the likes of the late veteran star Miriam Makeba for using music as a tool to highlight the plight of South Africans during the apartheid era.

Fellow veterans have described Masuka's passing as a devastating loss and lauded the legendary musician for her talent.

Thousands of fans and well-known musicians have already taken to social media to convey their condolences to Masuka's family.

With more than 40 years of performing under her belt, the world-renowned singer enjoyed celebrity status across Africa and has been celebrated for putting the continent's music on the international stage.