Mourners have gathered at the home of the late music icon Dorothy Masuku in Johannesburg to convey their condolences to her family.

Masuku passed away at the age of 83 in Johannesburg on Saturday surrounded by her family.

Political parties have joined the music industry and country in mourning her death, describing it as a great loss to the country and the industry.

Congress of the People says it shares the pain with the Masuku family and the industry. It says Masuku might be gone but her music will live for ever.

The Democratic Alliance (DA), the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), United Democratic Movement (UDM) and the African People’s Convention (APC) have also expressed their condolences to the Masuku family and the music industry.

Singer Abigail Khubeka says. “I’m lost for words. I don’t know what to say now. She’s gone. May her soul rest in peace. I’m still going to try and gather myself at the moment. I’m devastated, and I’m just lost.”

Another singer Mara Louw spoke to the SABC outside Masuku’s Johannesburg home.

“I grew up under the wing of Sis Dorothy. A baobab tree has fallen. Sis Dorothy was one in a million; one of the best songwriters from Africa, because obviously, she just doesn’t belong to us only in SA; she belongs to Zimbabwe, but she belongs to the African continent.”

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