OF MADONNA’S ADOPTED DAUGHTER THREATENS SUICIDE
gran of Madonna’s adopted daughter has threatened suicide unless the
child is returned to Africa
Star, 2nd November 2010
By Nigel Pauley
gran of Madonna’s adopted daughter has threatened to kill herself
unless the child is returned to Africa.
now four, joined the 52-year-old superstar’s family after a lengthy
her relatives are angry they have not seen Mercy for two years, even
though Madonna has visited Malawi twice with her.
the youngster’s grandmother, Lucy Chekechiwa, who is in her 60s, has
threatened to commit suicide unless the girl is returned.
family initially rejected Madonna’s attempts to adopt but relented
under pressure from the orphanage where Mercy was living.
who looked after the youngster after the death of her teenage mother,
said she had not been allowed to see her grand-daughter as promised.
explained: “After the death of my daughter, Mwandida, Mercy is the
only daughter that I have.
these people came to adopt her I was against it but they insisted it was
an opportunity for her to get a good education. Little did I know I
would never see her again.”
has two children, Lourdes, 13, and Rocco, 10, plus adopted David, five,
camp declined to comment.
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