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Graca Machel returns to activist role

After six months of mourning, Graca Machel has resumed her active roles.

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The wife of former president Nelson Mandela, Graca Machel returned to her active role as a global advocate for women's and children's rights.

After six months of mourning she has resumed her active roles.

In a statement issued by her trust she said that although the mourning period for Madiba is over she continues to grieve.

Machel will welcome over 1,000 international delegates in Johannesburg on Monday to discuss the progress made in the health of women and children.

She will resume her role as the chair of the partnership for the Maternal, New Born and Child Health as well as African care organisation A Promise Renewed.

Earlier this week the trust announced that group five begun construction of the Nelson Mandela Children'sHospital in Parktown.

Machel said her other priority is to continue advocating for other women in Africa to have access to better opportunities in the economic, political and social spheres.