Africa has made significant contributions to the world, making it a captivating place to live. While it is uncommon for a country to have two presidents concurrently, Mozambique and South Africa have a unique distinction. They are home to the only woman who has served as the First Lady of two different nations. This remarkable woman is Grace Machel, a politician and humanitarian from Mozambique.
Born on October 17, 1945, in Gaza, Mozambique, Graca entered the world with great potential. In September 1975, she married Samora Machel, assuming the role of First Lady of Mozambique. During their marriage, they were blessed with two children, a son named Malengane and a daughter named Josina. Tragically, Samora Machel’s presidency was cut short when his plane crashed in 1986, leading to his untimely demise.
In a momentous event on July 1, 1998, in Johannesburg, South Africa, Graca Machel, known for her political involvement and humanitarian work, married Nelson Mandela for the second time. Notably, this day marked Nelson Mandela’s 80th birthday and he was the first president of the newly democratic South Africa. Graca Machel holds a unique place in history as the first woman to have served as the first lady in two different states.
She is the widow of two distinguished leaders, Nelson Mandela and Samora Machel, who served as presidents of South Africa and Mozambique, respectively. Her contributions as a politician and humanitarian continue to inspire people across Africa and the world……See More