US pop diva Madonna sneaked into the country on Wednesday morning on an unannounced visit, The Nation can reveal.
Records at Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) showed that the ‘Material Girl’ landed at around 11 am on a chartered plane.
An aviation officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not have permission to speak to the press on the matter, said: “She arrived at around 11am with 11 people, including her two adopted Malawian children—David and Mercy—and her bodyguards.”
There was heavy presence of police at the airport, especially around the cargo area where Madge’s plane was docked, according to the source.
Madonna is expected to, among other things, meet President Peter Mutharika while in the country, presidential press secretary Fredrick Ndala confirmed in an interview yesterday.
“I can confirm that Madonna is scheduled to meet the President on Friday,” said Ndala.
However, Ndala said he was not aware of whether the glamour queen had arrived or not.
It is not known how long Madonna will be in the country.
It is also not known as to where the singer is lodging, but has previously stayed at the exclusive Kumbali Lodge in Lilongwe.
During her last visit in April 2013, Madonna was embarrassed at the airport after her VIP status was revoked following a rift with the then president Joyce Banda.