US pop star Madonna has declared on Twitter that her celebrity son, David Banda, adopted from Malawi, will be president of the southern African nation.
In a tweet widely seen, Madonna called David Banda, “the future president of Malawi”, praising the 12-year-old boy who is is currently signed up for Benfica football team youth academy.in Portugal.
David Banda is the oldest of the four children that Madonna, 60 adopted from Malawi. She adopted twin four-year-old girls Esther and Stella Mwale from the country recently.
Banda’s adoption raised a strong public reaction as Malawian law required would-be parents to live in the country for one year before adopting.
After an appeal, the Supreme Court granted Madonna the right to adopt her second child from Malawi, Mercy James. Last year, Malawi granted the singer permission to adopt again, and she became mother to the twin baby girls Esther and Stella Mwale
Madonna’s manager accused Malawi’s government of having a “grudge” against the singer’s charity, Raising Malawi, which she founded in 2006, the same year she adopted David.