Madonna denies ‘rumours’ that she will adopt two more Malawian children
Madonna has denied “rumours” that she has filed court documents to adopt two more children from Malawi.
The legendary singer has previously adopted two children from the African nation.
She adopted David Banda and Mercy James, which she applied for in 2006 and 2009 respectively.
Local media reported that Madonna appeared before Justice Fiona Mwale in the capital Lilongwe amid tight security.
But now the star has denied “rumours” from the Malawian government that she has filed the court documents to adopt the children.
The singer says she is simply in Malawi for charitable purposes.
“The rumours of an adoption process are untrue,” she said in a statement.
“I am in Malawi to check on the children’s hospital in Blantyre and my other work with Raising Malawi and then heading home.”
This comes after court spokesman Mlenga Mvula had told news agencies on Wednesday that she had appeared in the High Court to apply for the adoptions.
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“As a court, we adjourned the matter for a ruling (in the next two weeks). The court will either grant the adoption order or might not,” he said.
The ex-president of Malawi also criticised the singer for being “uncouth” with her adoptions.
Former leader Joyce Banda attacked Madonna for apparently expecting eternal gratitude from the deeply impoverished country, and stripped her of ‘VIP’ status on visits.
The new president, elected in 2014, said he is grateful for Madonna’s work in the country.
Secret Service are now assessing the risk of her comments, made at the Washington DC women’s march.