Thandiwe Banda

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Thandiwe Banda
First Lady of Zambia
In role
June 29, 2008 – September 23, 2011
PresidentRupiah Banda
Preceded byMaureen Mwanawasa
Succeeded byChristine Kaseba
Personal details
Spouse(s)Rupiah Banda
ChildrenTemwani Banda
Dunia Banda

Thandiwe Banda is a Zambian political science teacher. She was the First Lady of Zambia from June 2008 until September 2011. Banda, who was in her 30s when she took over the position in 2008, was the youngest First Lady in Zambia's history.[1] She is the current wife of former President Rupiah Banda.[2] Thandiwe Banda is the second wife of Rupiah Banda after his first Hope Mwansa Makulu, died in 2000. They got married during the 2000s, despite an age gap of nearly forty years. He was around 70 years at the time of their wedding, while she was in her 30s. Thandiwe and Rupiah Banda are the parents of twin boys, Temwani and Dunia, whose conception came as a surprise to both, according to an interview she gave with BBC Africa.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Five first ladies of Africa". BBC News. 2010-05-21. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  2. "Thandiwe Banda, Former First Lady of Zambia". AllAfrica.com. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  3. "Meeting the first ladies of Africa". BBC News. 2010-05-17. Retrieved 2016-08-28.
  4. Edwards, Veronique (2010-05-25). "Up close and personal with the first ladies of Africa". BBC News. Retrieved 2016-08-28.