First Ladies of South Africa
Wives of South African presidents (1984 - present) Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/President_of_South_Africa#First_Ladies
- Graça Machel is the President of the Foundation of Community Development and the UNESCO National Commission in Mozambique. She is the third wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela. Machel is the widow of Samora Machel, the first President of independent Mozambique. She was an Education and Culture Minister of the Government of Mozambique. In 1995 she received the Nansen Medal from the United Nations in recognition of her longstanding humanitarian work, particularly on behalf of refugee children.
1998 - 1999
- Zanele Mbeki is a former First Lady of South Africa. She married former president Thabo Mbeki in 1974 who was president between 14 June 1999 and 24 September 2008. Zanele established the Women's Development Bank Trust, of which she was first a director and is now chairperson. She has emerged as a leading figure in pro-poor microfinance for rural women in SA. She chairs the Trust Fund for SA Women's Economic Empowerment and is a trustee or director of several national and international boards which promote social and economic development.
1999 - 2008
- Thobeka Madiba Zuma is married to South African President Jacob Zuma. She has been First Lady since 2010. She is the 5th wife of President Jacob Zuma, and a former Bank Clerk and worked at several companies in La Lucia.
- Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma is the fourth wife of the President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma. She has been First Lady since 2008.
- Sizakele Zuma is the first wife of President Jacob Zuma. The couple married in 1973. Zuma is involved in agriculture and food security in South Africa.
2009 - present
- Elize Botha was married to P.W. Botha, who served a president of South Africa from 1984 to 1989. P.W. Botha was also Prime Minister of South Africa from 1978 to 1984. Elize Botha passed away on 6 June 1997 at the age of 75.
1984 - 1989
- Marike de Klerk was the First Lady of South Africa from 1989 to 1994. She was married to former President of South Africa F.W. de Klerk. She was the leader of the National Party's women's wing, during her husbands presidency. She wrote and released two books, "In A Journey Through Summer and Winter" and "A Place Where the Sun Shines Again". Marike and F.W. de Klerk divorced in 1998. Marike passed away on the 4 December 2001.
1989 - 1994
- Mapula Motlanthe is married to Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of South Africa (2008 - 2009 ) . Mapula is a Radiographer, who has worked at Leratong Hospital in Mogale City.
2008 - 2009