It was reported that she died at the age of 63 year-old after battling stroke.
The veteran jazz singer, born in Soweto, close to President Nelson Mandela’s home, sang at the Mandela 1994 inauguration. She also performed internationally, including at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall.
The jazz icon was a recipient of the presidential Order of Ikhamanga in Silver, received in 2008 for her contribution to arts and culture.
A trained soprano, she boasted a wide vocal range, while her production included European classics, African folk and choral music, as well as modern jazz.
Recently, South Africa lost another jazz icon, Jonas Gwangwa, known for his music and anti-apartheid activities.
May their souls rest in peace!