First Lady of South Africa

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The First Lady of South Africa is the title held by the wife of the President of South Africa.

First Ladies of South Africa[edit]

Apartheid-era[edit]

First Lady State President In Office
Cornelia Swart Charles Robberts Swart 1961–1967
Lettie Fouché Jacobus Johannes Fouché 1968–1975
Marga Potgeiter Nico Diederichs 1975–1978
Martini Vorster B. J. Vorster 1978–1979
Dorothea Viljoen Marais Viljoen 1979–1984
Elize Botha Pieter Willem Botha 1984-1989
Marike de Klerk Frederik Willem de Klerk 1989-1994

Post-Apartheid era[edit]

First Lady President In Office
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
(divorced in 1996)
Nelson Mandela 1994-1999
Zindzi Mandela-Hlongwane
(daughter)
Graça Machel
(married in 1998)
Zanele Mbeki Thabo Mbeki 1999-2008
Mapula Motlanthe Kgalema Motlanthe 2008-2009
Sizakele Zuma Jacob Zuma[NB 1] 2009-Incumbent
Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ both Sizakele Zuma and Nompumelelo Ntuli Zuma have been referred to on the official Presidency of South Africa website as First Lady

References[edit]