Guy Richie And Madonna

The baby boy Madonna was hoping to adopt has left Malawi on a private jet.The 'Hung Up' singer's bodyguard was seen carrying the 13-month-old boy,called David Banda, onto a plane reportedly headed for Johannesburg today. Malawi's Human Rights Consultative Committee had tried to block the adoption plans earlier today, claiming the singer had not adhered to the country's strict inter-country adoption laws. However, it has been reported that the custody process could have been fast-tracked for the wealthy celebrity allowing her to side-step strict regulations. Sources believe Madonna may have used the flexible American legal system to allow her to adopt the boy. Malawian law prohibits adoptions by non-residents, but officials have granted an exemption for the 48-year-old pop superstar. Boniface Mandere - a spokesman for Eye of the Child, a leading children's rights group in Malawi - fumed: "The government haven't followed the law.What has happened is a shortcut."Last week, Malawi's High Court granted Madonna and her husband, director Guy Ritchie, an interim order allowing them to take custody of the child. However, Madonna and Guy were forced to leave the Southern African country last Friday without David, who did not have a passport. David's mother, Marita, died a month after the child was born. Since then he had been living in the Home of Hope Orphan Care Centre in Mchinji, a village close to the borders with Zambia.