The MISTRA Council of
Advisors, Board of Governors, Management and Staff, sends sincere
condolences to Ms Barbara Masekela (MISTRA COA member) and the Masekela family on the passing of Bra Hugh Masekela, a comrade and leader to many, and a
true South African legend,
At this profoundly sad time, we acknowledge
the extraordinary life he lived, through his musical gift to the liberation of
South Africa and the continent, his unwavering, tireless activism in speaking
his mind on injustices at every opportunity, locally and globally.
The legacy he leaves, we believe, is a call
to reclaim our South African heritage and our culture with pride and to become
the new pioneers of Africa’s renaissance.
Our hearts go out to the Masekela family, as South Africa
and the world celebrate a life well-lived.