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Acclaimed jazz icon has died

President Jacob Zuma has communicated sincere sympathies on the sad passing of acclaimed jazz musician, the incredible trumpeter, social lobbyist and freedom fighter veteran Hugh Masekela.

Masekela  passed on at 78.

Masekela was one pioneer of jazz music in South Africa whose ability was perceived and respected for many years.

He kept the touch of freedom alive fighting politically-sanctioned racial segregation through his music and mobilising  universal help for the battle for freedom and bringing issues to light of the shades of malice of politically-sanctioned racial segregation.

President Zuma bestowed the National Order of Ikhamanga in Gold in 2010 to Masekela for his outstanding commitment to music and the battle against politically-sanctioned racial segregation in South Africa.

“The country grieves one its most conspicuous mark ability in the individual of Bra Hugh Masekela.

It is an immeasurable loss to the music industry and to the country at large.

His commitment to the battle for freedom will never be overlooked.

We wish to pass on our genuine sympathies to his family and companions in expressions of the human experience and culture fraternity at large. May his spirit rest in peace,” said President Zuma.

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