At a moving church service, Jazz legend Dorothy Masuka‘s family and friends paid tribute to her. Masuka died on Saturday at the age of 83. She suffered a stroke in 2018.

A sultry voice that’s fallen silent, but a rich legacy. To her fans, an idol, to her loved ones, the glue that held the family together.

Masuka’s grandchildren have described her as beautiful with a big heart.

“Mum was beautiful! She had a big heart. She tolerated all of us. Most of her sisters are gone. She was left to look after all the children; all the grandchildren. We wonder where we go after we die. Our mum taught us there is life after death. She taught us to be vigilant; to be strong.”

“Our grandmother was a bright star that couldn’t be hidden or blown out. She burnt brighter and brighter; footstep encrypted with a lifetime of teachings. She also illustrated the importance of memories, bringing families together across ….Umutu.”

“My grandmother came out with a talent of a beautiful voice. She taught us love, we honour her with love.”

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