|Born||3 September 1935|
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)
|Died||23 February 2019 (aged 83)|
Johannesburg, South Africa
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. Many of her songs are in the Ndebele language or Sindebele languages.
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- Zindi, Fred (22 March 2011). "Dorothy Masuka: Age-old inspiration". The Herald. Zimbabwe. Retrieved 2 November 2011.
- 1952-, Sheldon, Kathleen E., (2005). Historical dictionary of women in Sub-Saharan Africa. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810853310. OCLC 56967121.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
- Veteran Zimbabwe Jazz Maestro Dorothy Masuka Dies: VOA Zimbabwe website. Retrieved on 23 February 2019.