Former First Lady Urges Women To Be Independent

Former Zambian First Lady, Maureen Mwanawasa has urged women married to powerful men to work towards enhancing their professional lives as this will empower them once their privileges are gone. Ms Mwanawasa said this during a breakfast meeting in Harare. She took her to share her experiences when she lost her husband Levy Mwanawasa.

Former First Lady Urges Women To Be Independent
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Former Zambian First Lady, Maureen Mwanawasa has urged women married to powerful men to work towards enhancing their professional lives as this will empower them once their privileges are gone.

Ms Mwanawasa said this during a breakfast meeting in Harare. She took her to share her experiences when she lost her husband Levy Mwanawasa.

She said her world almost fell apart when her husband passed on, but she had to rely on her profession for cover.

“Being the first lady is a duty which you didn’t expect but it is by coincidence that you got married to the President,” she said “You must have something that defines you; who are you at the end of the day, you must be able to do something for your country.”

Mwanawasa was first lady from 2002 until the death of her husband in 2008. President Mwanawasa died at a French hospital after suffering a stroke in June 2008.