Superb photos of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s first wife, Sally Hayfron Mugabe of Ghanaian nationality, have resurfaced on social networks and Ghanaians have been fascinated.
These old photos have amazed some social media users while others could not resist leaving a comment under the old photos.
Oliver T. Mhuriro, a social media user, delighted by the beautiful photos describes her as “the mother of the nation!” “” We feel so lucky to have had her as our first lady after independence, ” he posted on Facebook.
Born in 1931 and originally from Apowa, in today’s western Ghana, Sally met Mugabe in a teacher training institution and quickly established herself as a fervent political activist.
The couple married in 1961 and two years later, Sally gave birth to a son, Nhamodzenyika, who died of malaria at the age of three.
After Nhamo’s death and her husband’s imprisonment, Sally went into exile in the United Kingdom, where she worked for the African Center until her visa expired in 1970.
Because of her role in Zimbabwe’s liberation from colonial rule, Ms. Sally Mugabe is defined as Amai (mother) in Zimbabwe and is also considered the mother of Zimbabwe.
She died in 1992 of kidney failure.