First Lady of Mozambique

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 four 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.

First Lady of Mozambique
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Isaura Nyusi

since 15 January 2015
ResidencePalácio da Ponta Vermelha
Inaugural holderGraça Machel
Formation25 June 1975

Office of the First LadyEdit

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 MozambiqueEdit

Name Portrait Term Begins Term Ends President of Mozambique Notes
Graça Machel   25 June 1975 19 October 1986 Samora Machel
Marcelina Chissano 6 November 1986 2 February 2005 Joaquim Chissano
Maria da Luz Guebuza   2 February 2005 15 January 2015 Armando Guebuza
Isaura Nyusi   15 January 2015 Present Filipe Nyusi

See alsoEdit


  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.