World-renowned jazz songstress Dorothy Masuka has died.

He was 83.

Masuka, who passed away in South Africa yesterday, has been described as a musician par-excellence.

Fans and fellow musicians have described the death of Masuka as a huge and devastating loss.

The afro jazz band, the Cool Crooners said Masuka’s death has left a big void that will be difficult to fill.

Former broadcaster Ezra Sibanda described the late jaz songstress as a humble person whose music will always live on.

Bulawayo based afro jazz musician Jeys Marabini said the music industry has been robbed again of a legendary musician.

The celebrated songwriter, Masuka, sang about township life, love and other related social issues.

Some of her hit songs included ‘Hamba Nonskolo’, ‘Imali Yami’, ‘Phatha Phata’ and ‘Khawuleza’.

Masuka was born in Bulawayo on the 3rd of September 1935 and is reported to have succumbed to complications related to hypertension after suffering mild stroke last year.