Graca Machel: The only woman in history to be first lady of 2 countries
- Graca Machel made history as the only woman to be the first lady of two different countries
- Graca, whose record has not yet been replicated by anyone, was the first lady of Mozambique, after which she became the first lady of South Africa
- She was married to the former leaders of Mozambique and South Africa, Samora Machel and Nelson Mandela respectively
Graca Machel, a 74-year-old Mozambican politician and humanitarian, is the only woman in the world that became the first lady of two different countries.
Her first husband was the former president of Mozambique, Samora Machel, whom she married in 1975.
Graca became a widow in 1986 when Samora died in a mysterious plane crash just inside the South African border.
She would later marry former South African president Nelson Mandela and spend 15 years together as a couple before the anti-apartheid hero died in 2013.
Following the release of Mandela from prison in 1990, Graca was usually seen around the freedom fighter, Face 2 Face Africa reports.
The wedding between Graca and Mandela took place on Mandela's 80th birthday, July 18, 1998. This made her the only woman in the world to be the first lady of two different countries.
About her marriage to two different leaders, Graca once said: “It’s not two leaders who fell in love with me, but two real people. I feel privileged that I have shared my life with two such exceptional men.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an 85-year-old elderly man tied the knot with his female partner in a beautiful wedding ceremony and images of their special nuptial went viral.
Breya M Johnson with Twitter name @TheBlackLayers splashed images of her grandfather and his bride after their admirable wedding.
Photos of the elderly couple at their wedding are fast trending and they have become an internet sensation following news of their leap wedding on Saturday, February 29, 2020.
''My great grandfather got married on Saturday at 85. My heart is still spilling over in joy',' she captioned the photos.
@TheBlackLayers, who revealed that her 85-year-old grandfather evoked an overflow of joy in her after he tied the knot with his fiancée also disclosed that her grandfather had already lost two wives.
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