Graça Machel, the widow of South Africa’s ex-President, Nelson Mandela, is on the cover of this month’s Forbes Africa as the magazine prepares to announce its list of the continent’s 50 most powerful women.
A prominent child rights campaigner, the 74-year-old was also once married to Samora Michel, the first president of Mozambique.
“People say I am powerful but I care more about being impactful,” she says on a quote on the cover.
The magazine’s editor also tweeted the cover of Forbes Africa Woman, which it says features those on the list, described as “Africa’s most influential and impactful ceiling-crashers, movers and shakers”.
Ugandan Winnie Byanyima, who is head of UNAids, South African television presenter Bonang Matheba, Cameroonian entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong and South African businesswoman Irene Charnley – are all photographed, dressed in red:
The full list will be announced at an event in the South African city of Durban on Friday.
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