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Dorothy Masuka
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Background information
Born3 September 1935(1935-09-03)[1]
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
Died23 February 2019(2019-02-23) (aged 83)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Years active1951–2019

Dorothy Masuka (3 September 1935 – 23 February 2019) was a Zimbabwe-born South African jazz singer. Her song "Dr. Malan," was banned because she criticized apartheid. In 1961 she sang a song for Patrice Lumumba, which led to her exile.[2] Many of her songs are in the Ndebele language or Sindebele languages.

Masuka died on 23 February 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa from complications of hypertension, aged 83.[3]