Malawian President `furious` over Madonna`s criticism

Last Updated: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:48

London: Malawian President Joyce Banda was "incandescent with anger" over a statement that labelled Madonna "a bully," according to the reports.

According to senior officials, the 63-year-old politician was unaware of the harshly-critical statement that was issued by her office following the pop diva`s recent visit to the country, the BBC reported.

Emily Banda , head of Malawi`s NGO board, said that although the President "did not approve" or indeed know about the statement, she would not be apologising for the mistake.

The statement had accused the 54-year-old singer of exaggerating her contribution to Malawi and demanding VIP treatment.

The statement, issued on Wednesday, accused the star of wanting the country to be "forever chained to the obligation of gratitude."

It had claimed that Madonna believed the government should have "rolled out a red carpet and blast the 21-gun salute" upon her arrival in Malawi.

Madonna, who had been visiting her charity Raising Malawi, hit back at the criticisms and described them as lies and said that she began her involvement in the nation seven years ago "with honourable intentions."

ANI



First Published: Saturday, April 13, 2013 - 11:48

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