Michelle Obama meets with Nelson Mandela

First Lady Michelle Obama, left, with former South African President Nelson Mandela, at this home, in Houghton, South Africa. Nelson Mandela Foundation,AP Photo/ Debbie Yazbek


UPDATE: Former President Nelson Mandela has died at 95



First Lady Michelle Obama met with former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg on Tuesday in a private meeting at his home.

Accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, as well as mother Marian Robinson,the first lady met with the iconic South African leader on the second day of a ten-day trip to Africa.

The meeting marked the first time that Mandela, South Africa's first black president, and Mrs. Obama, America's first black first lady, had met.

A photo shows Mandela, 92, sitting next to Mrs. Obama on the couch, signing a copy of his latest book for the first lady.

The revered anti-Apartheid icon, who met Mr. Obama in 2006, was joined by his wife Graca Machel, the former first lady of South Africa and of Mozambique.

Michelle Obama reportedly quipped to a greeter that her husband was "pouty" that he was unable to join the family on the trip, according to the Associated Press.


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