Mama Thandiwe Banda – First Lady from 2008 to 2011
Thandiwe Banda is a qualified teacher. She served as Zambia’s fourth First Lady from June 2008 until September 2011. Her becoming First Lady followed the election of her spouse, Mr Rupiah Bwezani Banda as Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia.
During her time as First Lady she advocated for the healthcare of women and children. She also advocated for stringent legislation to punish perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence.