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The father of a Malawian boy adopted last year by Madonna said yesterday he was eager to "see, touch and hug my son David", as news reached him that the US pop diva was expected to visit the country.
"I will be very happy to meet my son after eight months as well as Madonna because we only met once with her in court during the adoption process," Yohane Banda, 32, said.
Madonna is expected to arrive in Malawi today on her second visit to continue her work for the charity Raising Malawi.
Speaking by cellphone, Banda said he knew nothing about the intended visit of the singer and a possible reunion with David except what journalists had told him.
"Nobody has told me Madonna is coming," said Banda, who hails from Lipunga village, a rural dusty and poor outpost 50km from the Home of Hope orphanage in Mchinji district, 110km from the capital of Lilongwe, where his son had lived.
"No government official nor the orphanage has come to see me, but I would still be the happiest person to see David and Madonna," Banda said.
David's reunion with his biological father is expected to take place at the Home of Hope.
It was there that Madonna chose the then 13-month-old boy from among 500 children for a controversial adoption that sparked a heated debate.
The poor and illiterate farmer brought his son to the centre last year after David's mother died shortly after birth.
Madonna was last year granted an 18-month interim order by the high court allowing her to take David out of Malawi.
The ruling sparked a heated debate about adoption laws in a country where the number of orphans is surging because of Aids.
The singer has denied using her vast wealth to fast-track the process of adopting David while Banda said he allowed his son to be adopted to escape the poverty of the southern African nation.
The singer is expected to continue her charity work for the construction of several orphanages. Her spokesman denied reports that she was going to adopt another Malawian child. - Sapa-AFP