EXCLUSIVE – ‘Madonna betrayed us over our daughter Mercy’: Orphan’s family attack pop diva over ‘white foreigners’ who take babies from Africa

Madonna has been accused of ‘betraying’ the family of her adopted daughter Mercy – as they issued a desperate plea to be allowed to see her.

The grandparents of Mercy James have accused the star of cutting them out of her life and failing to meet a promise to keep her close to her roots. They also attacked ‘white foreigners’ for taking children away from Africa.

Saxon Maunde, grandfather of Mercy James who was adopted by Madonna in 2009, told MailOnline: ‘Nobody has told me a thing about Mercy being in the country or about her welfare since she left us.

‘She has my blood flowing in her veins. It is preposterous that I am not made aware of anything regarding her development.’

The 69-year-old, who ekes out a living selling pots from a roadside stall, added that Madonna had, ‘broken my heart and hearts of my family members,’ saying that, ‘she has shown no humanity at all towards us.’

'Betrayal': The grandparents of Mercy James, pictured in the straw hat with Madonna on her visit to Malawi yesterday, have accused the star of reneging on a promise to let them see her

Regrets: Saxon Maunde, Mercy James' grandfather, told MailOnline he bitterly regrets agreeing to allow Madonna to adopt his granddaughter 

Bitter: Mercy's 69-year-old grandfather, who ekes out a living selling pots from a roadside stall, told MailOnline that the first time he heard Mercy James was in the country was via MailOnline and in newspaper reports

source : Daily Mail