Le père de Mercy manque la réunion après être parti du Malawi par avion.
Madonna's Mercy Wanted By Dad
07 April 2010 09:30:49
James Kambewa, the father of Madonna's five-year-old adopted daughter Mercy, insists reports of why he left Malawi are inaccurate because he just wants to make a better life for himself and his family.
The natural father of Madonna's adopted daughter hasn't given up hope of regaining custody of his daughter.
James Kambewa - who opposed the singer's adoption of five-year-old Mercy James from Malawi last year - is now working as a security guard in Durban, South Africa, in a bid to raise money to visit the tot - and eventually launch a legal battle to get her back.
James said: "Now I am in South Africa I can earn far more. I hope to use the money to help me be a proper dad to my Mercy.
"I could save up to fly to London to visit Mercy, if her new mother would allow me to. I know planes cost a lot of money but I am desperate to see my girl.
"Perhaps one day I can employ a lawyer who will take this to court. I'd like to challenge Madonna's right to have my baby. I'm still her father."
Madonna is currently in Malawi setting up her school for girls and had hoped to reunite Mercy and her adopted four-year-old son David - who also hails from the African nation - with their natural families.
It had been claimed that James had missed out on the reconciliation because he had fled the country amid allegations he was set to face underage sex charges after it emerged Mercy's mother - who died shortly after giving birth - was just 14 when she fell pregnant.
However, 25-year-old James - who borrowed the fare to make the seven-day bus trip to South Africa last summer - insists the allegations are untrue and he just wants to make a better life for his family, though he is devastated at missing the chance to see his daughter.
He added to the Daily Mirror newspaper: "It is so hard for me not to be in Malawi when my daughter is there but I needed to leave my home country to start a better life.
"I know she is now living a life of wealth but she is my child. It is nonsense to say I left Malawi because I was in trouble. It was to make a better life."
Source: Contactmusic News.
Mercy's Dad Misses Meeting After Fleeing Malawi
07 April 2010 12:27
The biological father of Madonna's adopted daughter Mercy has reportedly missed out on a meeting with the tot - because he emigrated to South Africa prior to the superstar's latest trip to Malawi.
Madonna, along with daughters Mercy and Lourdes, jetted into the African nation earlier this week (begs05Apr10) to lay the first brick of her $15 million (£10 million) Raising Malawi Academy for Girls, which is scheduled to open its doors to 450 students next year (11).
Reports suggest the pop superstar was planning to let her four-year-old Malawian daughter, who she adopted last year (09), meet her real family during the trip, including her father James Kambewa.
However, Kambewa - who launched a legal bid last April (09) to regain custody of his daughter only to give up his fight two months later - has left Malawi and moved to South Africa to make a "better life" for himself.
Working as a security guard in a shopping mall, Kambewa is saving his wages in the hope he can visit Mercy at Madonna's home in London, and is distraught he missed the chance to see the child in his homeland.
He tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Now I am in South Africa I can earn far more. I hope to use the money to help me be a proper dad to Mercy. Now I am saving my money. I could save up and fly to London to visit Mercy, if her new mother would allow me to. I know planes cost a lot of money but I am desperate to see my girl.
"It is so hard for me not to be in Malawi when my daughter is there but I needed to leave my home country to start a better life. It's a year now since Madonna took my baby but every day my heart cries out for Mercy. I know she is living a life of wealth but she is my child. I still hope one day to see her. It is nonsense to say I left Malawi because I was in trouble. It was to make a better life."
And the 25 year old is still hoping to launch another legal battle against the Queen of Pop in a bid to win his daughter back - but only when he can afford a lawyer.
He adds, "Perhaps one day I can employ a lawyer who will take this into a court. I'd like to challenge Madonna's right to have my baby. I am still her father, even though she has had Mercy for one year now."
Source: Contactmusic News.