The U.S. singer's previous adoptions stirred anger among
some Malawians who accused the government of allowing
the pop star to skirt laws that ban non-residents from
Madonna was inside the courtroom when the approval
ruling was delivered, Mlenga Mvula, a spokesman for
Malawi's judiciary said on Tuesday.
"Today the High Court made a ruling that she should go
ahead and adopt the two children," Mvula told Reuters,
adding that the singer was smiling after the court's
Mvula could not provide details on the children Madonna
will adopting, saying it was against the law to divulge
such particulars at this stage.
"Within a year she should provide us with a home survey
report which the court has ordered her to provide,"
Mvula said, referring to one of the conditions of the
Madonna, 58, adopted Malawian children David Banda and
Mercy James in 2006 and 2009. The mega-selling pop
singer has two other children, Lourdes and Rocco, from
Madonna had denied reports that she wanted to adopt
again after she visited Malawi last month, at the time
saying her trip was for her charity work.
Madonna established the non-profit Raising Malawi in
2006 to provide health and education programs,
particularly for girls, in the southeast African
(Reporting by Mabvuto Banda; Writing by Mfuneko Toyana;
Editing by James Macharia and Richard Lough)
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