Machel, has politely rejected her introduction at a high-powered forum as the
only woman to have married presidents of two different countries.
CV,” Machel told delegates at the Global Forum in Cape Town.
Mozambican former president Samora Machel until his death in a plane crash in
1986 “had nothing to do with position” but that she greatly respected how they
had used their influence in driving change in society.
not look at her husbands as presidents but as “two extraordinary human
Ann Moore, on whether she would consider taking up a powerful position herself,
Machel said she would rather work in a collective and use her influence from the
also been very close to it (the top state position) and know how nasty it can
be. There is so much biting from behind. I’d rather use my energy in a
together leaders in business and politics from around the world. She heads the
Foundation for Community Development and is a member of The Elders, a group of
eminent global former leaders who try to use their influence and experience to
support peace and help alleviate human suffering.