Mama Maria Nyerere Biography


Mama Maria Nyerere Biography: Mama Maria Nyerere is the is the window to former president of Tanzania, Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere.

Mama Maria Nyerere Biography, Age, DoB, Family, Education, Background.

Mama Maria was born on 31st December 1930.

Maria’s full name is Maria Waningu Gabriel Magige and widely referred to as ‘Mama Maria’ in the Tanzanian media

was the seventh of nine children of Gabriel Magige, of Baraki, Tareme by his wife Hannah Nyashiboha.

Maria was educated at the White Sisters’ School at Nyegina, followed by Ukerewe School, then as a boarding scholar at Sumve Teacher Training College; she attained a teaching certificate there, and began teaching at Nyegina Primary School at Musoma.

Maria served as the inaugural First Lady of Tanzania from 1964 to 1985 and currently serves as one of ten members of the council of elders of the Alliance for Tanzania Youth Economic Empowerment

Maria married Julius Nyerere in 1953.


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