US first lady Michelle Obama holds a bouquet of flowers as daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, are draped in blankets given to them upon landing in Pretoria en route to Johannesburg, South Africa.
US first lady Michelle Obama holds a bouquet of flowers as daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, are draped in blankets given to them upon landing in Pretoria en route to Johannesburg, South Africa.
US First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US first lady Michelle Obama (behind)  holds a bouquet of flowers as daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, are draped in blankets given to them upon landing in Pretoria en route to Johannesburg, South Africa.
US first lady Michelle Obama (behind) holds a bouquet of flowers as daughters Malia, right, and Sasha, are draped in blankets given to them upon landing in Pretoria en route to Johannesburg, South Africa.
US First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe
US First Lady Michelle Obama and her two daughters Sasha and Malia arrive at the Waterkloof Air Force Base, Pretoria. Picture: Phill Magakoe

Michelle Obama, accompanied by her two daughters Sasha and Malia, has arrived in Pretoria on a six-day visit to South Africa and Botswana. The US First Lady will make stops in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Mrs Obama's visit to South Africa could boost the image of President Jacob Zuma and his government, independent political analyst Nic Borain said.