Malawi labels Madonna a 'bully' after recent visit

Thursday, 11 April 2013 - 7:59


Malawi has accused US singer Madonna of "bullying state officials" after she reportedly complained about her treatment on a visit to the country.

Madonna - who has adopted two Malawian-born children - recently visited schools her charity helped fund.

The government said the star appeared to believe she deserved to be treated better than other celebrity visitors.

A harshly-worded statement issued by the office of President Joyce Banda accused Madonna of wanting Malawi "to be forever chained to the obligation of gratitude".