First Lady of Mozambique

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First Lady of Mozambique
Flag of Mozambique.svg
Isaura Nyusi.jpg
Isaura Nyusi

since 15 January 2015
Residence Palácio da Ponta Vermelha
Inaugural holder Graça Machel
Formation 25 June 1975

The First Lady of Mozambique (Portuguese: Primeira-Dama de Moçambique[1]) is the title held by the wife of the President of Mozambique.[1] There have been just three First Ladies since Mozambique's independence in 1975. The country's current First Lady is Isaura Nyusi, wife of President Filipe Nyusi, who has held the position since 2015.

Office of the First Lady[edit]

The Office of the First Lady was established by Article 17 of the Internal Regulations Decree.[1] The first lady supports and developments cultural and social initiatives with the official assistance of the first lady's office.[1] The office is headed by a presidential cabinet member.[1]


Former Mozambican First Lady Graça Machel is the only person to have served as the First Lady of two different republics.[2] She became the First Lady of South Africa on 18 July 1998 upon her marriage to Nelson Mandela.[2]

First Ladies of Mozambique[edit]

Name Portrait Term Begins Term Ends President of Mozambique Notes
Graça Machel Graca Machel, World Economic Forum on Africa 2010.jpg 25 June 1975 19 October 1986 Samora Machel
Marcelina Chissano 6 November 1986 2 February 2005 Joaquim Chissano
Maria da Luz Guebuza Maria da Luz Guebuza 2014.jpg 2 February 2005 15 January 2015 Armando Guebuza
Isaura Nyusi Isaura Nyusi.jpg 15 January 2015 Present Filipe Nyusi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Gabinete da Primeira Dama (Office of the First Lady)". Presidency of the Republic of Mozambique. Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2018-09-23. 
  2. ^ a b "First female to be First Lady of more than one country". Guinness World Records Corporate. Retrieved 2012-07-30.  However, other women have been the consort in two separate monarchies. For example, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122?–1204) was queen consort of France and later of England.