Meet Graça Machel the Woman Who Has Been Married to Two Different Presidents.
Graça Machel DBE HonFBA (17 October 1945) is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian.
Graça’s marriage to Mandela was dramatic as it was announced at the 80th birthday of the late icon. This was in the presence of over 2,000 international guests in 1998.
Machel is an international advocate for women's and children's rights and was made an honorary British Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1997 for her humanitarian work. She is the only woman in modern history to have served as First Lady of two different countries.
Graça Machel Mandela is a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), a group of ten distinguished individuals who advocate at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development in Africa.
She was chancellor of the University of Cape Town between 1999 and 2019.
"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" - Graça Machel
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