First wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. She died of kidney failure while her husband was still in office and went down in history as the Amai (mother) of Zimbabwe.
She studied at the Achimota Secondary School before attending the Takoradi Teacher Training College.
For eight years, she lived in England and campaigned for the release of political detainees in Rhodesia (including her husband, who had been arrested in 1964 and remained incarcerated for ten years).
She married Robert Mugabe in April of 1961.
She and Betty Ford were First Ladies of their respective countries.