ANC mourns passing of Dorothy Masuka

The African National Congress joins the nation in mourning the passing of a jazz legend, an activist and a cultural giant Dorothy Masuka. She was a revolutionary who used her music to advance the message of liberation.

We dip our banners in remembrance of this giant whose music transcended generations and inspired many during the height of apartheid. Born in Zimbabwe and launched her professional music career in South Africa, her travels to Malawi, Tanzania, the United Kingdom and Zambia made her a true citizen of the world deeply committed to the struggles to liberate the peoples of Africa.

She was a South African patriot who loved the country and her people dearly. There is no doubt that she occupied a special place in the hearts of South Africans across generations and her music continues to inspire the nation.

We send our deepest condolences to the Masuka family, friends and loved ones. As we mourn her passing, her life has many milestones worth celebrating. We call on the youth to draw inspiration from her life and emulate her example of selfless commitment to growing our nation.


More information:

Zizi Kodwa
Acting National Spokesperson
082 330 4910

Dakota Legoete
Acting National Spokesperson
072 718 5955


Mhlabunzima Memela
National Media Relations Manager
084 817 9116