Madonna Leaves Malawi

Apr. 5 2009, Published 3:18 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Madonna left Malawi early today on a private plane, two days after a judge refused to allow the 50-year-old singer to adopt a 3-year-old orphan named Mercy James.

Security forces blocked the road leading to the airport after the pop superstar's convoy arrived, preventing reporters from speaking to her or taking pictures of her.

The plane was bound for London's Gatwick Airport, air traffic officials told the Associated Press.

Article continues below advertisement

Madonna threw a farewell party Saturday at the luxury lodge where she was staying. Traditional dancers entertained guests including government officials and staff from Madonna's Raising Malawi charity, according to the AP.

Although Madonna has now left the impoverished African country,  she vows to continue her fight to adopt Mercy James and she is appealing the judge's ruling.   

No date has been set for a court hearing to appeal the judge's ruling.

Breaking News

(Photo:Splash News)



Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.