Michelle Obama visits Nelson Mandela at home: official

21st June 2011, Comments 0 comments

US First Lady Michelle Obama visited former South African president Nelson Mandela at his home Tuesday during the first full day of a six-day visit to southern Africa, his foundation said.

Obama, her mother, and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, visited Mandela's charitable foundation and archives Tuesday and took a tour with the anti-apartheid icon's wife, Graca Machel.

"After leaving here, she proceeded to make a brief courtesy call on former president Mandela," said Achmat Dangor, the head of the foundation.

© 2011 AFP

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