Passionate, Enthusiastic, Beautiful Mother these are some of the words you could use to describe todays Woman of the week. Graca Machel is an exceptional lady, she is the first African woman to be made a British Dame and is the only woman to hold the title of first lady in two countries i.e. Mozambique and South Africa. Graca is the mother of 7 children, 2 with Samora Machel and 5 from Samora's first wife. She is fluent in French, Spanish, Italian,Portuguese, and English, as well as her native Tsonga. She went to University in Lisbon and also received military training in Mozambique and was an active member of FRELIMO The liberation front of Mozambique. (This woman is Superwoman!!)
She suffered tragedy through losing her former husband Samora Machel in tragic circumstances but somehow managed to find strength to take care of her children as well as the children of Mozambique who suffered greatly due to conflict. The truth and reconciliation commission in South Africa is now investigating the circumstances of Samora's death.