Yohane Banda, the biological father to David Banda who was adopted by Multi Grammy winning Pop Superstar Madonna has hit international media headlines after expressing concern over the welfare of his biological son following the custody battle between the singer and British movie director Guy Ritchie over divorce proceeding.
The father who gave up David for adoption in 2006 said his son does not look happy in the pictures he has seen and that he was better off back with him.
“He looks bewildered. If there is no love in the family, is there any love for him?” The Sun in UK quoted Yohane.
“I’d like to know what’s going on behind closed doors and why Rocco wanted to leave his mum and live with his dad like that. My children are all very close and have lots of fun together, which is how life should be for brothers and sisters,” Banda reportedly told The Sun.
It isn’t just the Rocco situation he has a problem with. Madonna’s behaviour in general, he believes, is a bad influence on David.
He added, “One child living in New York and another in London sounds like an unhappy situation to me. What I have heard about Madonna’s lifestyle since her divorce from Guy sounds quite shocking.”
The former couple has been battling for custody of their 15-year-old son Rocco since Christmas, with the family reportedly planning to soon meet and thrash out a resolution.
“This is a new and terrible thing to happen to him. I am too upset to think clearly. He is only three years old and he has been through so much.
“I have the joy of a new family and I even have a new son. But now when I think of David in danger of living outside a family life I find it unbearable, I find it hard to believe God intended this.
“This woman Madonna told me herself that David was beautiful and made her happy and she promised to take good care of him.
“Now I see him in a big bewildering crowd in the street with people pushing and shoving, and many cameras around, and without a mother and father to hold his hand. I’m feeling bad for him.”
Meanwhile, Madonna seems to have spent Easter with her children as she posted a picture on twitter with decorated eggs for each of her children including Rocco.
She posted the picture with a caption, “Easter = New Life”. The Easter eggs had names of Rocco, Mercy, David and Lourdes, or Lola.
Meanwhile, The Sun reported that Yohane Banda now has a happy new family living in his thatched hut in Malawi. He lives with his new wife Flora, her daughter Tiyamike, three, and their seven-month-old baby son Dingiswayo – David’s half-brother.
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