The South African Broadcasting Cooperation (SABC) on Tuesday joined the nation in sending condolences to Bra Hugh Masekela’s family.
The world acclaimed Jazz veteran passed away on Tuesday after a long battle with prostate cancer. The public broadcaster has acknowledged the role played by Bra Hugh in making South Africa a better country.
“At home, Bra Hugh, as he was affectionately known, assisted the SABC to achieve its public service mandate which is to educate and entertain the people of South Africa. His has left an indelible footprint for upcoming musicians to draw inspiration from. His immense contribution to the music industry and to humanity will never be for gotten,” read the statement.