ATLANTA: After a few rocky months tied up in a custody battle with her ex-husband Guy Ritchie, Madonna and her 15-year-old son Rocco are on better terms. Having spent some quality time together in NYC and London, the duo jetted to Malawi with her other children Lourdes, 19, David, ten, and Mercy, ten.
The singer and her children travelled to the heart of Africa for an inspiring trip to support the new initiative Shining Hope for Communities. The family visited students, orphanages, and even David’s place of birth.
The father of Madonna’s adopted son has healed his rift with the superstar, Maravi Post can reveal.
Yohane Banda said the pop queen is ‘happy’ again after her bitter custody battle with former husband Guy Ritchie over son Rocco.
In March Yohane blasted the singer over the dispute, claiming his son David Banda would be better off living in poverty than with her. But the farmer says he and Madonna have settled their differences after she took the 10-year-old to visit his village in Malawi for the for the first time since the adoption.
Son, Rocco was also given a new Ngoni name, Zwangendawa, during the visit. He had been at the centre of the court case between his mother and father, over which city he would live in.
While President Peter Mutharika openly welcomed the Singer in the country with open arms. People still remember the bitter disagreements Madonna had with the Former Malawi President Joyce Banda and her Sister Anjimile Oponyo.
A statement release by Malawi Statehouse said Malawi President Peter Mutharika hailed Madonna for the progress made on the projects in the country and assured the pop diva of his government’s commitment to supporting her initiatives.
“The President believes the project will have an enormous impact on government programmes aimed at saving lives of children in the country as well as on improving health delivery services in general,” reads the statement.
The children’s unit is a 50-bed ward and will enable the hospital to increase the number of surgeries for children at the hospital by almost 100%.
So after a rocky start to the year the Material girl is finding peace and tranquility in all places Malawi, the ‘Warm heart of Africa’.