Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Ms Faith Mazibuko, has expressed her sadness upon the devastating news of the passing of yet another South Africa musicicon, the legendary bra Hugh Masekela, at age 78.
Says MEC Mazibuko: “South Africa and the country’s creative industry continues to suffer great losses and the melody of bra Hugh is now no more. He was the epitome of a legend, as his music revolutionized our nation’s musical landscape.
“With his extraordinary musical talent, he broke barriers and inspired millions of people around the world with his one of a kind gift for telling tales of the African spirit and expertise through sound. Masekela has left behind a catalogue of timeless music that will forever be a voice of the South African narrative.
“Not only has South Africa, but the world lost one of the greatest musicians of all time. On behalf of the Gauteng Provincial Government and its people we wish to extend our deepest and sincerest condolences to the Masekela family, the music industry and those who loved him and his music. May his soul rest in eternal peace”.